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Lesson Plans


Decorative Papers and Fabrics

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Mark Alexander (Alexander)mamjam)
Sat, 14 Sep 1996 21:56:24 -0500


There has been some talk about marbelized paper here recently, so today at
a yard sale I was delighted to find a book about it! It is:

DECORATIVE PAPERS AND FABRICS, by Annette Hollander, Van Nostrand Reinhold
Company, New York, 1971.

It's a very nicely designed book with great sample reproduction photos and
includes a lot of great things to do with step by step illustrated
instructions with many variations. Some of the projects included are:
Marbled Papers and Fabrics, Starch Papers, Fold and Dye Papers, Wax
Resist Paper and Fabrics, Wax Resist with Wire Shapes, and a few more.

Also included are illustrated instructions on how to make:
Single Signature Book, Paper Flowers, Party Poppers, Paper Hats, Paper
Bags, and more.

For marbling I notice the author starts 24 hours in advance, boiling the
Carrageen Moss. She even mentions where to look for the moss on the rocky
coastlines of Ireland. I think I like the starch method because you find
it at the grocery store and is ready to use. However, her suggestions for
technique and design variations are great, and over all I'd say I like the
fact that she doesn't over do the "cute crafts" bit.

The Starch Paper looks like a great project, almost like a combination of
finger painting and block printing. I think I'll try that some day. I'll
let you know how it goes. Any one have any experience with this? Have any
tips?

Mark