Painted Decorative Papers: Marble & Paste Paper with Fran Phillips

The practice of making Marble & Paste Paper is one of the oldest forms of decorated paper.  Both forms of decoration are commonly used as end sheets, book covers and covering boxes.

Marble Paper is created by manipulating pigments floating on the surface of a water bath, and then laying in treated paper creating colorful results.

Paste Paper, unlike other techniques which require advance skills, was developed in the book binding industry using left over paste and pigments to make decorate papers. Patterns are achieved using a variety of tools, including your fingers.

This class is the perfect complement to the Band Box Workshop, where you can use your papers to decorate your boxes.



Maximum class size: 10

Frances E. Phillips is the Phillips half of Mulligan & Phillips, Decorative Painters, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and is an adjunct art professor at Seton Hall University; long interested in American folk art and decorative arts, she teaches such skills as tramp art, bandboxes, vinegar graining, gilding, and tinsel painting. She has taught at the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City, at the Queens Museum of Art, and at historical and crafts organizations. Her work has been shown in Country Living and Today’s Homeowner.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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