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Homemade Paper

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By Ofelia

Difficulty Level Intermediate

My hobby is paper making from recycled Paper.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Homemade Paper - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take waste paper and keep it in water. Immerse the frame in the mixture (blended recycled paper+water) lift the screen out of the basin, to remove the extra water from the pulp.

STEP 2:-

Homemade Paper - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

After the water stops dripping (or nearly so), gently place a piece of fabric (felt or flannel, preferably) or a piece of Formica (smooth-side down) in the frame on top of the "paper". Very gently press down to squeeze out excess water. Use a sponge to press out as much water as possible from the other side of the screen, and periodically wring out the sponge.

STEP 3:-

Homemade Paper - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Let it dry completely. This is how the Dried sheets of paper look...

STEP 4:-

Homemade Paper - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Decorate and enhance to create Greeting Cards, Tags etc.

you will need

Water, Scrap Papers, Plastic storage tub, Kitchen blender, Mould & Deckle (a screen attached to a frame), Towels, Wool blankets, cloth, Pellon, Shamwow's or other absorbent material