Swedish Pastepapers

Here are scans of Swedish pastepapers.  Pastepapers are made by adding color to a carrier, like corn starch, wheat or rice paste, methylcellulose or other materials.  Good pastepaper makers have very specific recipies.  A reference book for this is:  Marbled and Paste Papers, Rosamond Loring's Recipe Book.

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Basically the color is applied to the paper and then manipulated by dragging things over the paper.  Think finger painting, but in a much more controlled way.  But no less fun!

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These are particularly beautiful examples and I hope you enjoy look these over.  They were all scanned next to a ruler so you will have an accurate representation of the size of the pattern.

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