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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Homemade green paper today!

Well, the grandkids went with their Dad today, which afforded me the luxury to go to lunch with my husband and my Mom. We went to a Puruvian restaurant, which is similar in feel to Cuban. We had baked chicken, black beans, yellow rice, fried yucca, and sweet plantains! It was all delicious and we left there as full as ticks!

Then I decided it was paper makin time again! This time, I added a piece of blue and a piece of green construction paper to my shredded white paper, and this is how it turned out. It looks nice. I put a few of my pink sheets next to them, so you could see them all together. Not so much of the blue showed up, but there is a little glitter to the mix due to the one piece of paper having a sort of built in glitter, and I also see bits of a red color in there (no idea where that came from)...and again, I love how some of the shredded white that had words on them came through...very nice!

I wanted to tell you that I have kind of developed a new way to clean house on paper making days! I first run in the kitchen and put to boil all my shredded papers, then turn off the heat while I go and do a few chores. Pick up, run the vacuum, or start a load of laundry, etc. Then later, when it has cooled a bit, I run in and put the paper/water mix in the blender and grind to a pulpy mess. The I leave again and do a few more chores.

When I come back, it is time for the actual making of the paper. I get my new wet sheets of paper out on the towels on the table, and then I clean up a bit, and do more chores, then finally I come back and iron the paper under a hankerchief...to dry.

Paper is made, and house and chores are done...or nearly. You know with a 2 and 6 year old around, they are never done...but yet I get a lot of satisfaction by just making a dent!

Have a great Sunday tomorrow!!!
xoxo- Julie

6 comments:

Teri C said...

You are really on a roll with this paper making. And it is all so beautiful. You need a few more rainbow colors. Try throwing some flower petals in there and see what happens. Just curious what would happen.

I do house chores like you only with watercolor painting that always needs drying time.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love love love your paper.!!

Lynn said...

I can't believe you can be this creative and busy with a two year old under foot! The papers are again lovely...Soon you will have a book full. Or enough to write a book. Thought of you today as I took some photos of interesting cacti while out garage sailing.
;-))

marianne said...

That's multi tasking. Only we (women) can do that!!!!
Nice paper! Glad you had some me-time

have a nice weekend ♥

Evelyn said...

Never had Peruvian food before... nor Cuban. Someday!

Wow, those papers are nice. You can all sorts with them...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your papers are beautiful Julie. Love the green. Your Grand babies are blessed to have a Grandmother like you.