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The Art & Craft of Handmade Paper (Dover Craft Books)by Vance Studley
Synopses & Reviews
If you can chop vegetables and boil water, you can make paper. It's easy with this fascinating step-by-step guide to making paper with vegetable fibers. No special tools are required and quality results can be had in a very short time.
The opening chapter of Vance Studley's clearly outlined, beautifully illustrated text introduces the reader to the origin and development of paper, describes its use in history, examines cultures that made paper and explains why quality paper is ideal for creative use.
The author then shows you in detail how to make attractive and useful paper in a vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors. Details of the papermaking process range from scissoring the raw material and beating the pulp, to blending the contents and forming, pressing, drying, and separating the sheets.
Step-by-step instructions and over 160 sharply detailed illustrations introduce professional artists as well as students of all ages and levels of expertise to necessary materials, tools, and equipment. A final chapter suggests a variety of projects, including the compilation of a portfolio, creating papers for printmaking and drawing, and producing a collage from the designer's finished product.
An invaluable book for the craftsperson interested in learning a satisfying and fascinating hobby, this comprehensive manual will also appeal to artists in search of distinctive papers and teachers looking for a refreshing change in classroom projects.
Profusely illustrated guide clearly outlines procedure for making attractive and useful paper in vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors — all from vegetable fibers.
Profusely illustrated guide clearly outlines procedure for making attractive and useful papers in vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors — all from vegetable fibers. Clear, easy-to-follow introduction to necessary materials, tools and equipment; step-by-step description of papermaking process, plus project suggestions. Instructions and over 160 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109) and index.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Handmade Paper
The Spread of Papermaking
Growth of the Papermaking Process
2. The Method of Making Paper
3. Materials, Tools, and Equipment
The Mold and Deckle
4. How to Make Paper
Scissoring the Raw Material Boiling the Pulp Washing the Pulp Beating the Pulp
Coloring the Pulp Sizing Blending the Contents The Vat Forming the Paper Pressing, Drying, and Separation Sizing
5. Projects Pouring Pulp over a Three-Dimensional Form Embedding Objects into Paper
Layering Pouring Pulp into a Form (Casting) A Portfolio Paper for Printmaking and Drawing
Paper Collage Glossary Bibliography Index
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