All pages are made with recycled paper: I took the pile of recycling, chose from the non glossy stuff and just placed it in colour matched piles. The stronger the colours in the chosen paper, the stronger the colours come out when dry. I tore the paper into bits, mixed with water and blended it to get the pulp. Sometimes I then added bits: threads, flower petals, herbs, glitter e.t.c.
Things I learned:
- Blending the pulp in warm water makes it pulp down quicker
- Wallpaper, even when torn into little fingernail size pieces doesn't pulp down
- Flower petals, contrary to reasonable expectations, even when massively fragile, also don't shred in the blender
- There is such a thing as too much glitter in the mix
- All your neighbours will come and ask what you're doing
- Threads look better when they are longer, but it makes it much more of a pain to get an even coating on your deckle.