Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Next Meeting 22 May

Eco-Dyeing Paper Activity

Basically we are using a shibori technique where colours are transferred from objects onto the paper using pressure, in a hot dye bath of iron and eucalypt leaves. No chemicals added, all natural.
It’s just an introduction to what you can experiment with at home. Sandra will have some samples to look at.

Everyone to bring –
• Rubber bands, string, metal clips
• Brown/Red Onion skins
• Small flat metal objects (nails, washers, lids off cans etc) - rusty is good
• Eucalyptus leaves
• Other fresh leaves with interesting silhouettes etc
• Any plant material you’d like to try – herbs, flowers like marigolds etc
• Watercolour paper or sketch book paper

Sandra will supply –
• Paddle pop sticks
• A good pre-loved brew
• Cooking pot & facilities
• Goodies to try in the dye pot

Sandra will have Raines Watercolour Paper (micador brand) which works really well with the eco-dyeing as it doesn’t have much sizing in it. You can buy some from Sandra on the day to try if you like. It’s available at Oxlades if you want to pre-purchase some.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Come and check us out!

Note your diary - Saturday 28 May.
The Qld Papermakers will be running a stall at the Moreton Bay Regional Council's annual Market Day in conjunction with the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards.
This is a great opportunity to exchange information with other artists and art organisations and to promote our passion for the paper arts.  Members will able to exhibit and sell their work. 
Everyone is welcome to come along and learn the secrets of making paper from recycled materials and plant fibre!
You can also check out the artwork on display for Moreton Bay Region Art Awards - photography, paintings and 3D works.  Several of our members have had work selected for this exhibition.
The Market is on 10am - 3pm Saturday 28 May, at Strathpine Community Centre - 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Brisbane.