Monsoon Paper Workshop with Quinn McDonald

T3491_CM_MonsoonPapers.inddQuinn McDonald introduced you to monsoon papers in her books Raw Art Journaling and Inner Hero Creative Art Journal. Now you can make monsoon papers without having to venture out in a monsoon or wasting water with a garden hose. With only a few materials (a small plastic tub, a spray mister with water, brightly colored inks and paper) you can make vibrantly colored, richly textured monsoon papers in your own home. You’ll discover that not only are these papers perfect for art journaling and mixed-media collages, they are also easy and incredibly fun to make!

Then, after you’ve dyed as many monsoon papers as you want (yes, it can be addicting!), Quinn will teach you how to re-purpose an old hardcover book by binding the monsoon papers inside. You’ll create a journal that you can use for storing your loose-leaf journal pages, or as the background colors for journaling right inside the book.

Watch a preview of Monsoon Paper Workshop With Quinn McDonald:

Length of full video: 86 minutes

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Complete Monsoon Paper Workshop Materials List:

  • Apron
  • Arches text-wove 100% cotton paper
  • Awl
  • Black waterproof pen
  • Bone folder
  • Book-binder’s tape or gaffer’s tape
  • Children’s paint brushes
  • Craft knife
  • Cuticle remover
  • Cutting mat with measurements
  • Dye inks, variety of colors
  • Glimmer mist, variety of colors
  • Glue pen or matte medium
  • Hair dryer, optional
  • Ink shimmer
  • Iridescent gold acrylic paint
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Large trash bag
  • Parchment paper
  • Pencil
  • Pigment/acrylic inks, variety of colors
  • Plastic bin
  • Plastic dropper
  • Re-inkers, variety of colors
  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Ruler and 90-degree triangle ruler
  • Scissors
  • Smaller container (clean single-serving yogurt container)
  • Sponge or paper towel
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Strathmore Ready-Cut 8”x5” cards
  • Tapestry needle
  • Used hardcover book, size according to your journal pages
  • Waxed linen thread
  • White gel pen

Sample Monsoon Papers

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