Marbling with Steve Pittelkow
Steve's direct instruction style ensured that each student left with the knowledge of how to create some of the many basic marbled patterns found in historical papers. With a song in his heart, he led us through the various steps in creating simple to advanced patterns. We were also able to experiment with our own designs and fancies.
|The aim for color distribution is random symmetry.|
|The more colors, the more intricate the pattern can be.|
|After using a stylus to create a pattern, Steve lays down a sheet of alum-sized paper.|
|This advanced technique is quite beautiful and gives a 3-D effect, called Spanish Moire.|
Photo Albums with Betsy Eldridge
In this class I was able to construct a sampler of various ways to mount photos and other heavier material. Betsy graciously pre-cut much of the material so we were able to focus on the construction of our pages.
|These are all of our completed photo albums displayed during show and tell.|
Paper Cases with Maria Fredericks
What I enjoyed so much in this class was the opportunity to explore and consider the function of the paper case in the context of history, and its diminishing quality over time. Looking at models representing the 15th to 17th centuries, it was clear how the sewing became abrreviated with the pressure to bind more in less time.
|Firmly placing the block into the color.|
|Printing the colored design onto our paper.|
|A second color can be hand painted in to add to the decoration.|
|Maria demonstrates the steps to creating the case.|
|Lacing in the text block.|
|If a decorated paper is used, it is put on before the foredge turn-ins are completed.|
|Here are some of our completed books.|
Written by Deborah Howe.