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Marie-Jeanne Lorenté, an experienced artist and teacher, tells you everything you need to know, from assembling the simple equipment to gathering and processing plant fibers, including cooking, bleaching, rinsing, adding textures to the pulp, and drying the sheets of paper. Hundreds of beautiful color photographs illustrate the procedures as well as the plant materials and the unique papers they produce. The works of nine accomplished paper artists-whose creations run the gamut from sculpture and handmade books to hats are included. Ideal for the beginning papermaker as well as more seasoned artists and designers, provides stimulating papermaking projects for all craftspeople. Recipes include: Vegetables: artichoke, eggplant, shallot skin, wild fennel, bay leaf, rice, tomato . Plants: bamboo, wheat, sedge plant, autumn crocus, fern, daylily, iris, lavender, cattail, stinging nettle, yucca. Trees: hornbeam, chestnut, oleander, red maple, gingko biloba, palm, wild olive, pistachio, lime-and more.
From palm leaves to garlic skin, a visually tantalizing catalog of fifty recipes for crafting paper from plants. OFFERING CONCISE, step-by-step instructions and simple techniques, Marie-Jeanne Lorente mines an array of both common and exotic vegetables, trees, and plants--including lavender, pistachio leaves, and pumpkin skin--to reveal their exquisite utility in creating fine paper for a range of artistic uses. The works of nine paper artists are included as inspiration.
Explore the creative joy of transforming edible and nonedible plants, trees, and grasses into exquisite paper using this friendly and inspiring book. It offers step-by-step instructions for turning an array of common and exotic plants from garlic skin and other kitchen leftovers to oak leaves, wheat, and wasp nests--into artistic and useful sheets of paper.