February Guest Artists

Berta Santos Pinet

Marbled Papers:

Paints are suspended on a thickened liquid which has been prepared with carrageenan (an extract from a type of Irish moss). The paints are manipulated by means of various tools and combs to create the desired patterns. Once the design has been formed, the specially prepared paper is gently lowered onto the floating paints allowing the patterns to be transferred to the paper.

Paste Papers:

A mixture of flour, water, and pigment is prepared and painted over dampened paper. This solution is then manipulated by tools and objects to create patterns and designs on the paper.