Friday, February 08, 2013

Handmade paper - large sheets

In this week's papermaking class we made small embossed handmade paper sheets.  All well and good but a bit boring until you see them dry.  So I brought yellow, blue and teal paper napkin to add colour along with snippets of each colour so the sheets would have interest.  After class I combined the leftover pulps and created a few sheets of paper!  They are very light aqua colour and have confetti of all the different colours - yellow, blue and teal!!  Wonderful paper!
I added tissue paper snippets to the white pulp I had leftover and this also made very interesting paper.  I ran the leftovers from these flowers through the shredder, added them to a blender half full of water and blended it all just a bit.  Really love the subtle colours in this paper!!
I look forward to using these in my art projects!!


Embossed handmade paper

More handmade paper!!  Had a class yesterday with some young people and we made embossed handmade paper!!  I always use a plain paper for embossing because it shows off the embossed details so well.  I especially love it in white paper so that is what I made up for pulp.

I have a variety of moulds now!  These are ones I have made myself using hot glue and kitchen cloths.  You can see more details here!
These are the ones I made this year for my last class in January.  I did not get any samples made then so I took advantage of my leftover pulp this time and made a whole bunch to have on hand.

These will be great for using later in the session!!