Paper making fun

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Earlier in the summer I was so lucky to do a brilliant course at Burlingham Hall, which started off with paste papers & marbling taught by the mesmerising Victoria Hall, and ended up with 2 days of collage with Mark Hearld, one of my absolute favourite illustrators and frankly a bit of a genius. More about Mark Hearld later…

Victoria is an incredible paper specialist, she taught a full day of paste papers, which I absolutely loved, there is so much you can do with a bit of flour paste and some pigment, I ended up with reams of beautiful paper treasures and lots of techniques I can progress with here at home. The second day was marbling, which also resulted in a heap of gorgeous paper for me to take home, and lots of new ideas for using the marbling techniques to make large abstract colour compositions. Victoria was fab and really inspirational.

My favourite was the paste paper, I think it would make a great background for linoprints, but I also loved the bold marbling effects with blobs of pure colour – how amazing would these look with a light box behind them?

You can find out more about Victoria Hall and her amazing paper work here http://hand-decorated-papers.com – she is brilliant.

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