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Decorating paper for books has never been more fun. Using simple materials, we'll explore the vast possibilities of making marks on paper. We'll experiment with Japanese orizomegami techniques, better known as dip and dye, and then move on to resist techniques, including wax paper, paraffin and crayon resists. These eye-catching papers may become a book's end pages, greeting cards, wall-hangings, book covers, and infinitely more. They are also great for use in printmaking for chine-collé.
Students will leave with at least a half-dozen decorated sheets, and a long list of possible uses for their orizomegami papers.
There will be a $10 materials fee.
Mary Jeanne (MJ) Linford has been a professional book artist for over 20 years, under the press name Bad Girl Press (badgirlpress.com). Learning both by doing and also studying with Hazel Koenig at the University of Washington, she specializes in pop-up books and unusual bindings, and is well versed in traditional binding styles. She also works with three other women under the press name Full Plate Press. Her books are in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide, and can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.