Eleven women joined me last weekend at the CASTLE for my Pure Techniques class in creating a variety of papers that can be used for backgrounds, collage, or just art on their own. My goal with this class was to only use readily available materials and easy techniques. We spent the morning creating basic background sheets with among other things, torn magazine images, crumpled tissue paper, coffee grind sprinkling and rubber stamp patterns. From there we progressed into 'Shaving Cream Marbling', 'Bleach Pen Drawing', 'Detergent Bubble Blowing' and the unanimous favorite Saran Wrap Stained Glass Paper! (see sample directly below) We used the new Castle Gallery Space as a drying area, filling it up very quickly with colorful and fun sheets. The last two hours were spent combining as many of the mornings techniques to create new and unusual backgrounds. As you can clearly see, everyone made amazing papers!