making paste papers

Paste papers have been used by bookbinders and book artists for over 400 years as a way to create covers and end sheets. Paste papers remain a simple and effective means to a high impact end. Besides the historic uses in the book arts, paste papers are being rediscovered to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards, gift wrap, personalized stationery and decorative boxes.

Making your own paste papers requires a few simple tools and easily accessible ingredients.