Simple Watermarks & Image-making

In a watermark, light passes through paper to reveal a design or the symbol of its maker. In this workshop, participants will design their own simple watermarks (using only pencil and scissors!) to create imagery in their sheets of handmade paper. Using finely beaten pigmented paper pulps, the watermarks will be revealed and can also be made more visible by double-couching a white sheet of handmade paper on the back side.
This is a one-day workshop, spent in the wet studio, and will introduce students to the methods and materials of Western papermaking and watermarking with stencils. Students will create up to 10 sheets of handmade paper, including blank sheets.
Wet paper takes approximately 24 hours to dry. All dry sheets will be returned to the students via USPS within one week (unless other delivery/pick-up is arranged).