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« on: November 30, 2011 05:58:17 PM »

So I had an idea tonight for making my own paper for tags for my items for sale.  I started out using recycled paper pages from an earthy magazine & sharpies, but moved to printing nicer tags out on regular paper.  Now I want to combine the two to still use recycled paper, but with the printed images & information on them.

So I thought I could use newspaper & whatnot old papers to make my own paper to print on, & since most of my stuff is crochet I would like to add the bits of cut yarn I collect during projects to the mix.

So (why break a perfectly good pattern?) any advice for making paper that will work in an inkjet paper?  I guess it needs to be light colored for the printing to show up.  What things should I keep in mind?  for color?  texture?  printability?  feedability?  material ideas?  I have a standard home printer.

Thanks!  I have never made paper before, but I have seen many diy shows on it & have considered the idea for years.  Just never had a good enough reason to go through all that trouble:)  I'm pretty lazy for the most part.

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