Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.

Decorating paper vessels

Following on from our vessel making workshop earlier this year our member Lee has been adding decoration to hers.  Choosing a minimalist design (a little Art-deco, perhaps?) and a range of coloured markers she has added interest to both the … Continue reading

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Dramatic decaying flowers by Tiffanie Turner

In 2019 California-based artist, Tiffanie Turner, held a solo exhibition entitled ‘What Befell Us’ which explored the notion of aging, imperfection and perishability.  Using Italian crepe paper she created massive blossoms, many spanning more than 1 1/2 meters across. In … Continue reading

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2020 case Postcard Show: Voting Open

We previously posted about this challenge and are delighted to announce one of our members, Cecelia, has entered 3 pieces.  With the theme of ‘Loving the Lyric’ there is a range of wonderful interpretations from many well-known songs.  Each entry … Continue reading

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Review: Online T&T 3

Eucalyptus oil print transfer This was a challenge for some of our members and would probably work better face-to-face with Sue. Dinah: I’ve tried a number of methods of transferring photos and struggled with most of them. Sue’s clear directions … Continue reading

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Online Class: Paper + Light

Helen Hiebert was a guest artist at Primrose Paper Arts back in 2009 we have kept in touch ever since.  She is currently offering a brand new online class entitled Paper + Light, which begins on July 6th. In this … Continue reading

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Vintage etching plates and eco-dyed paper

By PPA member Lee Downes During the last few weeks I’ve become addicted to eco-dyeing paper.  Unwrapping every sopping package is like opening a Christmas present – I never know what the results will be.  Each piece of wet paper … Continue reading

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Online T&T 3: Update

The Joy of Eucalyptus Oil Transfer We’re delighted to have received an update to the current Tips & Tricks challenge.  Sue has been working on a new piece and has sent the following to share with everyone. ——————– This is … Continue reading

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Book hinge demo with Cynthia McGuirl

This step-by-step video shows how Cynthia uses Kozo paper to make hinged book pages / covers.  What we especially like is her method of registering the pieces for measuring, cutting and assembly.  Some good tips for the bookmakers amongst us. … Continue reading

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Mount Kembla Workshops

Liz Jeneid is once again offering workshops at her studio in Mount Kembla, very close to Wollongong. Drawing & Monoprinting with Kathryn Orton 8th & 9th August, 2020 Participants will start drawing by working freely with rolled ink monoprint techniques. … Continue reading

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Focusing on: Ashley Yeo

Encompassing drawings and art objects, Ashley Yeo’s practice stems from private thoughts and ontological questioning.  She is  interested in maintaining a relationship with nature. Her practice revolves around themes of lightness and slowness, beautifully portrayed both through her drawings and … Continue reading

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