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Printing With Paper Pulp

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Learn to use coloured paper pulp to make stencil prints from simple drawn or photographic images. Using no inks or paint, the final effect is intriguing as the image becomes part of the paper.

What will be covered?

Learn to use brightly coloured paper pulps, instead of ink or paint, to make prints from simple drawn or photographic stencils. Make a stencil using screen printing techniques and then catch tiny amounts of paper pulp in the screen to produce an image which can then be transferred onto a freshly made sheet of paper. The image then becomes part of the paper.

What should I bring?
Please bring along some drawn or photographic images. Images that work best are linear, or simple and graphic with high tonal contrast.

What should I wear?
Wear old clothes and remove jewellery as paper pulp can be messy. You will be putting your arms in water so please make sure you can roll up your sleeves. Aprons will be provided. Please note no sandals or open-toed footwear in the Print Studio.

What should I expect?
We'll aim to spend the first half of the day making images and preparing screens with the second half to try out pulp printing and experiment. By the end of the day participants should have made several sheets of paper with images on them. These can be posted out or picked up from the studio when dry. Please also remember that papermaking is wet, and that participants will be standing most of the time, including during the papermaking process.

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