Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | PD Packard's New Video | Workshop
Printing Decorative Papers with Akua Inks

 Artist, PD Packard (left), Video Director, Christine Puma (middle), and Artist + Akua Inks Inventor, Susan Rostow (left). Photo Credit: Faye Arranz

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Artist PD Packard takes you through the making of her Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Inks. Her "commitment to color", as she describes, inspires the layering of the decorative patterns she creates using dried leaves that she's collected. Packard emphasizes the importance of devising a "color story", selecting several colors to be used in each printed element. The Akua Liquid Pigment Inks allow her to print almost unlimited layers of sheer color that are tied together with a final layer of Akua Intaglio, creating patterns that appear indefinitely complex. Once her printed papers are created, she applies the prints to larger, sculptural works that are addressed in this video.

Interested in taking a workshop with PD Packard to learn this process? 

PD Packard will be teaching a workhop on | Printed Decorative Papers + Box Art
October 29 – 30, 2016 (Sat/Sun) 

10 am to 4 pm

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Discover unlimited color by creating multilayered patterns on Japanese kozo paper with Akua Liquid Pigments during this two-day workshop. Participants will begin the workshop creating printed decorative papers that will then be used to cover their own hand made boxes. 

Open to all levels, participants will be taught hands-on demonstration for the decorative printmaking technique and the basic box structure. Students are welcome to bring their own bookbinding tools.

Since 2011, P D Packard has been teaching collaborative workshops in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Awarded a scholarship to Central Saint Martins, in London, she holds a BFA in Fashion and Textile Design. Her prints, watercolors and book arts have been exhibited nationally and internationally. For more info on P D Packard, visit