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« on: February 21, 2008 07:58:41 AM »

I've been making paper again...it's addictive.


This is my best & favorite piece



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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008 08:00:03 AM »

I was trying to pick a favourite, but cant, theyre all gorgeous. Youve done a great job
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008 10:50:32 AM »

Absolutely fabo!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008 03:49:42 PM »

so cool - love them all!
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008 10:35:29 AM »

oooh i like the blue one, its pretty! What are you planning to do with them? Would they be strong enough to cover a book with?
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008 10:46:26 AM »

Thanks!
My sheets usually turn out to be 7 x 10 inches...and some are very strong and would cover a (small) book.  The blue paper is very delicate due to the amount of pulp I used.  The pink one I made - where you can see and read the type, is very very strong because I used a ton of pulp and didn't blend it for a long time.

I use them in my collage or cards - like the puffin card:



 
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 10:58:08 AM »

oooh you are a lady of many talents! Are those images screenprinted on?

In the shop I work in we sell handmade paper (from india mind) & they sell for about 40p - 1 a sheet!

I made paper once at college, I can't remember much though & recently have thought about whether it was possible to adapt to a home/small space environment, do you do yours at home?
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008 11:17:42 AM »

No the puffins are stamped on paper and embossed with black ink and powder.  I'd love to screen print, but I don't have the tools, space etc.. 

I make paper at home with a wonderful "paper mill" kit.  I bought it at Micheals craft (USA) store, and you can find the kit online.  It isn't a large kit - but once you get the hang of it - you could make your own frames and start making paper any size you want. 

I've been making paper for the last 4 years, but just recently bought my own supplies so I didn't have to wait to get together with friends.   
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008 08:17:12 PM »

Goregeous papers! I searched high & low before buying my blender because I wanted a glass or metal top part instead of a stupid plastic one specificly so I could do art projects with it. (Plastic ones crack so easily and get scratched up where you can't see through them anymore).

The first one resembles the floor under my sewing machine Smiley in a good way I promise!
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008 10:40:42 PM »

Lovely papers, you should think about selling packs of them - maybe packs of the same hue. I'm sure there are loads of card makers and collage artists who would be interested. Maybe you already do?!?
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