Category Archives: Techniques

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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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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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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Online T&T 3: Eucalyptus Oil Transfer

Tips & Tricks Challenge 3 Notes before starting: As we are currently unable to meet as a group face-to-face we welcome everyone to our online Tips & Tricks sessions. We hope our members, website followers, and anyone else who stumbles … Continue reading

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How a passion for paper was first ignited at Primrose

By PPA member Juliette Rubensohn Blue Apple Art Studios, Unisson Disability, Terrey Hills If you had been at Primrose on a Friday morning between 2001 and 2005, you would have regularly seen a group of 4 to 5 happy enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Using the concept of inverse relationships

A few weeks ago we offered an on-line Tips & Tricks session, created by our member Dinah, entitled Notan/Counterchange.  Dinah demonstrated how, by using 2 different coloured papers, positive and negative images can be created. Our member, Lee, came across … Continue reading

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Take a few minutes out of your day . . .

. . . and enjoy some of these paper crafts. A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to the concept of creating your own toilet roll.  Luckily, the shortage and panic-buying seems to be over.  So now that everyone … Continue reading

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Syd Pemberton: Exploring small vessels

By PPA member, Syd Pemberton. Working on the small vessels I made at our recent class I have added paper inside them to create my version of jelly fish. I am intending to mount them on a  wire ring and … Continue reading

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Still suffering a shortage of toilet paper?

Then make your own . . . Carriage House Paper offer their insight into what to consider before getting started, how to assess the type of paper you’re after; sizing, thickness, degree of softness, even perfume and printed imagery. Roll … Continue reading

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