Category Archives: Print-making

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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Dribbling, Squidging and Blebs

Review by PPA member Claire B Our recent Tips & Tricks day at our Primrose in the South venue just over a week ago was entitled Colour & Pattern on Paper, but I feel the title of this blog post … Continue reading

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Sewing box

By PPA member Diana Brandt I made this box whilst locked inside in January due to poor air quality from the bush fires. Rather than using fabric, which is usual, I used paper to cover the templates for the box.  … Continue reading

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Drawing Journeys: Fold Out Artists Books

By PPA member Cecelia Clarke At the recent Sturt Summer School I participated in Sara Bowen’s ‘Drawing Journeys Fold Out Artists Books’ five day course.  Bowen, a printmaker who has taught at Primrose Paper Arts studio in the past, set … Continue reading

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Announcing our up-coming Tips & Tricks sessions

We are pleased to offer our members 2 new events in the coming months. Working with plant fibres Thursday 10th October, 2019 AND Mark making on paper Monday 11th November, 2019 Full details, times, how to register and any materials … Continue reading

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September Special Interest Day

By Dinah Beeston: We had another great Special Interest Day on Thursday. The printing press and the inking table were pulled out and were put in use very quickly.  Syd was working on her photo transfers which resulted in some … Continue reading

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Artists’ Book Award

2019 acquisitions are currently on display as part of the larger exhibition Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years since 2011 Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world. All selected … Continue reading

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Dyeing from nature

By Claire Brach Earlier this week I visited a friend who lives on a 5 acre property for a day of natural dyeing.  Having both attended a 5 day plant dyeing workshop in January we were eager to extend our … Continue reading

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Printing on handmade paper

Our member Claire has been printing on some of her handmade paper.  She says: “Although I enjoy creating paper from a variety of materials including plant fibres, old mountboard, teabags and so on, my favourite is always from offcuts of … Continue reading

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Paper bits and pieces

By Webmaster I’m just back from the most amazing trip to Italy and thought I’d share a few of the paper related bits and pieces I found during my tour.  Although short of individual time to wander (as this was … Continue reading

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