Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to make homemade paper like the ones in my previous post.

Upon the request of some of you who read my blog...I was going to type out how I made my paper, but I decided, instead to give you the most awesome paper making site that inspired me to make paper with just a piece of easy!

I had made myself a kind of "holder" for my screen, to press the water out of, but in this video, I found I really didn't need anything but the screen! That was very liberating. The only thing I found, is that you will need one other person to help you lift the screen with pulp all over it, out of the water, and hold it taught while the water drains out, and then you lay it on top of some newspapers to absorb.

So here is the video that shows how to make paper just using a piece of screen:

Unlike in the video, prior to placing my pulp (while it was real wet on the screen), I placed it on newspapers and covered it with a peice of felt and squeezed all the water out by pressing down with a sponge all over it. THEN I moved it to the towel.

If you scroll to below the video on THIS PAGE, you will see many other ideas/suggestions for your paper. I hope you have a lot of fun, if you choose to try it!
xoxo- Julie


Dandelion and Daisy said...

I have a friend who makes wonderful paper. She uses different ornamental grasses for texture. I love hand made paper, I just don't think I NEED another hobby right now. I like the rose petals and the larger pieces of paper, they add great texture. Looks like you are having fun!

marianne said...

Does look like fun and not so very difficult!
Thanks for the video Julie♥

Deepa Gopal said...

Gr8 video...very helpful.
It looks so simple and easy when you watch the video:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What are you going to do with your paper? I am so curious.

Darla said...

Well, this is the easiest way I have seen to make paper! Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making some this summer.

Teri said...

That was fascinating Julie. Thanks.

Lynn Cohen said...

This is so cool. Now of course I want to run home and make some paper. A whole new use for what we shread. Wow, yippie...zowie!!! hope i don't forget I saw this on YOUR blog.

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
How neat is that?! I am so going to have to give that a try. Thats a great video.
Thank you for sharing.
have a great weekend.

Julie said...

Thanks all. Lisa...I think I will try making an envelope, as Lynn suggested...maybe I will send you a letter with it...I was thinking of cutting it up to make ATC's as well.