Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Simple step by step photo guide to make your own handmade Paper!

Project contributed by Jen Balcom and Amy Hoover. Thank you ladies!:)

What you will need
  • Mold and Deckle  (You can also staple screen to picture frame for deckle)
  • Felt
  • Sponge
  • Cotton fiber ( you can also use dryer lint, egg carton or cardboard etc)
  • Tub full of warm water
  • Blender
  • Dry flowers and Leaves
  • Towel
  1. Fill tub with warm water.
  2. Make pulp by blending warm water, shredded paper and cotton fiber in a blender. Blend until the shredded paper is disintegrated and mixed well. The water will look all cloudy.
  3. Pour pulp in the tub full of water.
  4. Mix the pulp well in the water.
  5. With screen side up on deckle, place mold on top and submerge in water. Scoop up the pulp till the pulp is evenly distributed all over the screen.
  6. Place dry flowers and leaves on top and gently float the pulp in water for leaves to settle.
  7. Remove the deckle from water.
  8. Place it on the towel.
  9. Remove the mold.
  10. Place the felt on top of handmade paper.
  11. Flip it
  12. Use sponge to squeeze out excess water with felt side up.
  13. Gently peel the felt away from paper and let the paper dry.
Enjoy all new handmade paper! Colormehappyworkshop:)