On Saturday I took a class at The Center for Book Arts on W. 27th Street in NY on paste paper printing taught by artist, Lynn Gall. Also in the class were Benedicte and Shirley! We worked right through lunch, creating and having a blast. The Center is very cool, and I’ll add a post soon on the exhibits on display (and we stop at FIT to see a couple additional exhibits.
Benedicte and I both took home a container of paste mixture, and I painted more Saturday night and Sunday, until I was out of mixture. (And, yes, I totally over did it yesterday, and my poor back was screaming for me to stop!)
If you’re interested in making some papers of your own, there’s plenty of information online, including this page from Lorna Aaronson’s here. I’ve photographed the sheets I painted and already started playing around with them in Photoshop. The piece on the bottom is a paste print over a digital image. I have some digital images that had one problem or another, such as an ink color running out or a funky print because the printer needed a head cleaning. Rather than throw them away, I tend to keep them for possible use in a collage or something else. In this case, I tried a paste print over the digital image. Additionally, I photographed all of the prints and started blending them in Photoshop. You can really go to town on this stuff!
The following are some of my favorites.
The above is paste printing on top of a digital print.