Sunday, July 18, 2010


One of the activities you'll learn in the handmade paper studio is how to sculpt a model and make a plaster mold for creating your own hand-cast paper ornaments and garlands.

Connie and Nancy are carefully removing the clay models from their newly formed plaster paper molds.

Paper pulp is a versatile medium and can be cast into endless shapes.

Nancy prepares the paper mold and deckle for pouring a sheet of recycled paper. She gathered mint leaves from the garden and added them to her pulp. After making several sheets of mint paper, she formed them into a beautiful bowl, a gift for her her grandson who loves the fragrance of fresh mint.

Once the freshly cast paper has started to dry on the plaster molds, the paper bowls are removed and turned right-side up to finish drying.

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