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Topic: Recycle/Make Your Own Paper (with Tutorial and Insane Amount of Pics)  (Read 46182 times)
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enakitty
« on: July 09, 2007 10:52:29 AM »





























This is my first tutorial, so please don't be too harsh in your replies! Smiley
I like trying new crafts, but am not always able to invest in all the supplies....so this is a groovy way to make paper with stuff you probably have on hand (or can acquire for next to nothing)

1. gather supplies:
blender, paper (i use junk mail, old grocery lists, etc), embroidery hoop, bit of lace (or cheesecloth, etc), old towels (for blotting) and a dish to put your paper pulp into
2. soak torn up bits of paper in water overnight (you can add food coloring to water if you want)
3. after soaking blend up your paper and water (use approximately 2/3 water and 1/3 paper....or maybe 3/4 water 1/4 paper....you really want it pretty watery)
4. pour this pulpy mess into a dish large enough to dip your embroidery hoop into
5. put the lace into your embroidery hoop and dip it into the pulpy water (dip it in like you're panning for gold)
6. lift it out (lift it straight up) and put your hoop on your towel
7. gently remove the hoop (your paper should be facing up)
8. blot your paper with another towel (get as much water out as possible but be gentle)
9. pick up your lace and put it (with paper face down) onto whatever surface you want your paper to dry on (i put it onto a paper towel
10. let dry....or to speed up drying: put between a couple paper towels and dry iron it

NOTES:
*it's fun to add bits of thread and flowers and seeds, etc
*while your paper is drying you could lay it over an overturned bowl and it will dry into a bowl shape

***if you have any questions i'll be happy to answer them!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007 11:01:48 AM »

Sweet! Thanks for the clear tutorial.  I've been wanting to make my own paper for ages but I'm trying to figure out a blender alternative.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007 11:04:44 AM »

Beautiful!

I did this in art class in middelschool! We made masks and bowls and such. It's great to see a craft like that getting such a beautiful spin put on it. I love the thread mixed in with the paper. GORGEOUS!
Oh, and teabag love! Twinnings is a favorite of mine Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007 11:11:18 AM »

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this with us. I cannot wait to try this out with my girls.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007 01:39:26 PM »

What a terrific tutorial!  Thanks!  I really like the circle shape that the hoop creates  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007 01:58:11 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! Seems super-fun! I love how you added the thread in it too. I'm not too sure though if my mom's okay with me putting paper in the blender. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007 02:06:24 PM »

I was actually going to ask about the paper-in-the-blender thing. Would it damage or cause any problems if I was to do it in the blender I use for actual food? I'd obviously wash it afterwards, and as it comes totally apart, it's not like there'd be stray/random bits of paper in there...So would it really be bad if I did that?
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007 03:12:08 PM »

"I was actually going to ask about the paper-in-the-blender thing. Would it damage or cause any problems if I was to do it in the blender I use for actual food? "

i use the same blender i use for makin' my smoothies....i haven't noticed any difference in the perfermance of my blender....but i don't make TONS of paper with it either...personally i don't have a problem with it cuz i just wash it after (and besides-its' just paper!)....i think ideally i'd like a separate "paper blender"...and if i see one at a thrift store or something i will pick it up....but until then, i just use my regular smoothie blender! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007 03:29:59 PM »

Awesome! I didn't think it would be a problem, but wanted to make sure, ya know?  Roll Eyes

Thanks for such a great idea/tutorial!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007 05:59:45 PM »

YOU are teh awesome.  Grin
I never even thought of using an embroidery hoop!
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