Thursday, January 21, 2010
We were fortunate to have Heidi de Contreras, gallery artist, demonstrate the process of paper making. Heidi takes it one step further and turns the result into beautiful art work.
For some of us, this was a new experience having not seen paper prepared this way before. Heidi started with a large bowl, assorted shredded papers, and hot water. Somewhere in the process, a food mixer came into play. She spoke of color and texture and how to achieve different effects.
We all got to try our hand at flattening the wet mixture into shapes and setting it to dry on newspaper. Much fun!
Heidi brought along examples of paper she had made previously and used one to demonstrate how she turns each into a work of art. Photos of the process are posted below.
If you were not there, you missed a great evening.
Posted by Dalsing