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« on: February 25, 2007 12:21:10 PM »

I had so much fun last night making paper.  Tongue This was my first time.  I made a screen with an 8" by 10" picture frame and some panty hose.  I grabbed the old blender and got to work.  I used mostly shredded mail with some bits of tissue and construction paper thrown in for color.  I also added dried lavender for texture and scent.  I ended up with about 25 sheets of 8" by 10" paper.

Now... What's a girl to do with all this beautiful paper???





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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 12:24:31 PM »

Good work Grin Quick! Start writing letters to people!

...er, in pencil Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 12:43:52 PM »

It looks great, I love the colors! I recently my made first paper as well, for an art project, and I had the same dilemma... well, here's my paper, NOW what? It's so pretty by itself, maybe you could just use it to mat or frame photos? Or write/stamp quotes, who knows. And I love the heart. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007 12:51:21 PM »

BEAUTIFUL  Smiley

I'm in the process of talking my husband into making me a screen (as well as a drop spindle but thats another story) he gets to diy the "bits" I get to do the fun stuff  Grin

what did you use for size so ink doesn't run when you write on it?
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007 01:18:27 PM »

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

what did you use for size so ink doesn't run when you write on it?

Oops.  I guess I forgot to educated myself about that part.  I just used paper, water, and some Elmer's white glue.

I tested a scrap piece.  Pen does not bleed, but a Sharpie does.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007 12:11:05 AM »

damn and here I was hoping to get a clue lol the recipe I found said "liquid starch" and I have no idea what that is Huh
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007 06:31:32 PM »

 Liquid starch is used for stiffening fabric. It's what people in the military use on their pants to make sure the crease stays. You can generally find it in the laundry soap section of your grocery store/wal-mart. It also comes in an areosole can.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2007 01:30:15 PM »

beautiful!
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