Greater Cincinnati Calligraphers' Guild

Paste Paper Playdate with Jo Diamantes and Patty Bertsch

Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 2:00ish p.m.

430 Oliver Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214 in the studio of Marlene Steele

Bring Your Own Lunch…there is a refrigerator

PARKING: in the lot across the street or on-street

Paste Paper, the adult version of finger painting…in its simplest form we wet a sheet of paper and cover it with ART paste, acrylic paints, marks, patterns and designs and let it dry. The sky is the limit for your creations and designs! Wear old clothes and be prepared to play and experiment. You are guaranteed to go home with VERY cool and sophisticated papers that can be used in your artwork and handmade books. Once you’ve tried it you’ll be addicted! Read below about next workshop that will put your Paste Papers to good use!
Elmer’s ART Paste will be provided….Supplies you must bring:

  • Paper: any that you want to turn into paste paper (we’ll have some available for you at cost if you don’t have any). Paper must be able to withstand wetting, application of paste mixture, drawing various tools across it without tearing and moving it to a drying location.  RECOMMENDED PAPER: ARCHES TEXT WOVE …other suggestions are Canson Mi-Teintes, Strathmore and Mohawk Superfine.. Black paper turns out elegant especially with a touch of gold or silver.
  • Large Water Containers…1-2 quart size
  • Smaller containers (i.e. butter/yogurt tubs) with lids for mixing and storing paint and paste
  • Sponges and/or brushes for wetting paper and applying paste
  • Newspapers/blotter paper to lay wet paste papers on to dry out
  • “Tools” to create designs – toothbrushes to spatter, cut up plastic cards to draw with, brushes to write with, stencils, sponges, craft sticks, tile-grout tools with “teeth”, calligraphic tools as you wish
  • Paper towels
  • Latex Gloves if you don’t want to have the colors on your hands

Supplies to bring IF you have them…and only if you have them as we share:

  • Acrylic paints. Golden brand acrylics are # 1 choice, but most any acrylic paints work.
  • Matte medium (needed if using non-permanent coloring agents, such as watercolors or gouache)
  • Other inclusions like mica powder (Pearlex Pigments), Pastel Chalks, Oil Crayons, etc.
  • Anything else you can think of to mark and color paper

PLEASE RSVP to  Jodiamantes (at) by NOVEMBER 1, 2009 to reserve space!

PASTE PAPER PLAYDATE continues … with Marianne Burke
Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
In this one-day workshop, you will use the paste papers from the NOVEMBER workshop to create a framable piece of art or handmade book. For this project, it is suggested that you make 3-4 sheets of paste paper painted on BOTH sides. Plan to use 3 to 5 acrylic colors that coordinate when painting your Paste Papers. ARCHES TEXT WOVE is the suggested paper. If you can’t attend the November session you can still attend the February workshop.

More details for this workshop will follow after the New Year.

Both workshops are open to painters, calligraphers, bookmakers, etc…

ALL levels of ability and everyone with a desire to create.

WORKSHOP FEES: $10.00 for November $20.00 for February date covers handouts, paste & misc. supplies BUT…If you sign-up to attend both workshops, the fee is $25.00 for the two.  You may pay at the November session.

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