Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Fest

Last Saturday at the Book Arts Center, participants had a chance to try several techniques for free, and take home their handmade items. We made books from scrap paper, Jello-O boxes, office supplies, and fabric scraps. We watched a paper marbling demonstration and learned how the process worked before everyone had a chance to make their own marbled paper design. Everyone had the opportunity to print their own card on the press to take home, make a dragon book using simple origami techniques, and even make their own paper from pulp.

Learning to marble paper

Some of the marbled paper designs

Making books from unexpected materials

Handmade paper drying on the windows

Lots of fun was had by all trying their hand at new skills and techniques!

No comments: