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« on: March 17, 2006 06:02:13 PM »

I had a marathon papermaking weekend earlier this month.  Here are the results.  I had previously sent out a Papermaking kit for a DIY Kit Swap and had a lot of material  floating around waiting to be made into handmade paper

The first picture, is  red pulp (office copy paper and colored by BEET juice) pressed into small bowls and dried.


The second paper is the same red pulp pressed into a 8 1/2 x 11 mold and deckle


This selection of blue and grey papers are a blend of office copy paper base with the following additions.  The Green-Grey paper I added cardboard egg cartons, the dark blue/grey is DRYER LINT, and the lighter blue is a mixture of lint and a higher ration of office copy paper.


Okay, last picture-- I promise.  This is a selection of paper again with the office copy paper base with the following additions, manilla folders, tan card stock and dried flowers.  I hope you enjoyed this quick look at the handmade paper I enjoy making.  I typically use the finished product for cards, scrapbooking accents.  Allthough my co-workers think I should frame some one the sheets.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006 06:05:27 PM »

The last batch would make gorgeous little envelopes

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006 06:06:21 PM »

AMAZING! how do you make paper like that? it is so pretty and cool!!!!! do you need a kit?

Simply Strano
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006 06:12:25 AM »

Thanks for the replies and views everyone.

I've made handmade paper for two years now after taking a course through a recreational Adult Education Program.  Check your city perhaps it has a similiar type program (Boston is lucky enough to have three such great programs for crafy, cooking and other type adult-education programs)

I do not use a kit, but have made my own MOLD and DECKLE (google it)  I do have a spiffy email-able tutorial from my recent DIY Craft Kit Round II swap.  Please PM me if you would like this file.

Materials for papermaking can be found at most large craft stores.  But I'm constantly using my imagination.

Some household products make great additions to paper:
Cardboard egg cartons create a sturdy grey/brown paper, the same for cereal boxes.
Office Copy paper is the base for everything I do-- and is great when it comes pre-shredded.
Dryer lint, Dried Flowers, Herbs, Ground Coffee or Tea are all excellant add-ins.

Good Luck!

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006 08:30:06 AM »

Thanks! i will go look soon as i have more than 3 dollars Cry lol

Simply Strano
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