Friday, October 17, 2008

Home made paper


Since it's going to be a bright and sunny 29 C on Saturday, I was thinking I would spend part of the day making paper for gift wrapping.

Is anybody interested in me documenting the procedure, and making a tutorial? Leave a comment, and if there is a bit of interest then I'll endeavour to cover my camera with as much paper pulp as possible!

10 comments:

  1. I would love that!

    I have been saving up old bits of paper for ages to make my own... I think seeing you do it will inspire me to get off my butt and do it!

    xx Hollie (hokey)

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  2. I'm interested!

    I have done it with a paper making kit I picked up at an op shop, but it has a note-paper sized frame, I want to know how you do it, and what you use.

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  3. You know what I want to know? How you get that fantastic sorbet colour scheme happening across your papers. Mine look like I chewed on some newspaper and spat it at the frame. Yuk.

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  4. Your paper looks really delicious. It would be very interesting to learn how you make it.

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  5. I have a kit I got from St. Vinnie's, too, and keep planning on trying out some fancy-shmancy natural fibers stuff....but then I get too lazy at the thought of trekking out there to FIND the natural fibers. :p

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  6. oh yeah, I have that kit too! but I bought it brand new. Sigh.
    Anyway. Yes, do, tutorial away. I'm interested in how you blend. I used a hand blender/whisk thing - you know, the one you wind with the handle? But a friend uses an old electric blender. The former is HARD work, but the latter uses power. Hmmm.
    Please show us how, Jorth!

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  7. oo yes that would be great! i'm looking to get into handmade paper

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  8. Oh, I just found my paper making stuff last weekend! I used to make it alot, but haven't for at least a decade!!! Anyways, would love a tute, then maybe I can give it a go too. BTW, what do you use to colour your paper? I think I remember using powdered paint?

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  9. Hope the tutorial is working out OK. I've tagged you here: http://katiecrackernuts.blogspot.com/2008/10/half-dozen.html
    Please play along only if you want to.

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