Sunday, September 11, 2011

Handmade paper meets photographs

I got brave. I put a tiny amount of rubber cement on the edges of my handmade paper and placed them onto  a sheet of card stock. Then with hands folded in prayer ran the whole works through the printer. It worked!!! Soon pages of my photographs on HANDMADE PAPER were forming up on my work table.
I could hardly contain myself. I couldn't stop there! I had to create a book.

It is due in part to Velma Bolyard of Wake Robin blog.
She came out from New York to give a lecture
and workshop for the Puget Sound Books Artists in Tacoma. 
I so clearly remember the excitement with which she shared her joy
at being able to make every aspect of her books -
the dying, the paper making, the shifu spinning, the weaving, the binding.
She shared her knowledge and joy with others and they in turn shared later
all the beautiful papers and projects they had
made in and as a result of the workshop. 
May the ripple continue to travel outward.


  1. ripples reached nw scotland ! beautiful book Jan. I had made some paper last week and wondered what to do with it. thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love your photos on your handmade paper - your paper is so fine - how do you do that?? and then to get the paper through the printer - must be magic! ah-hah you have that special papermaker angel sitting on your shoulder...that's how! Love your new stamps too. I still miss my pod book that I loaned out and never got back - boo hoo love the winter skeletons of wildings and trees..hugs to you.

  3. Beautiful... love how the images become weathered and more nature -textured on the paper. Might need to do this, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. This is incredibly cool, Jan! Been missing your blog -- what are you up to THESE days? Hope you're having a great summer (hope you're having better weather than we are in Fortuna, CA!).