Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hand papermaking

These are two papers I´ve made from old newspapers.
First you have to tear the newspapers, then soak them overnight with water, stirring and chopping it up until you get this sort of pulp.
Put a plastic net in a frame and dip your frame in the pulp, then disperse the pulp and take it out with your frame.
Put a second plastic net on it and press out as much water as you can.

Turn your frame over on a handkerchief, remove the frame, then cover with a second handkerchief and press again.

Remove the first net, then turn over and remove the second one.

Let your paper dry. That´s it!


analia cristina said...

WOW!!!Is a difficult and artistic work!!!

trisha too said...

FUN fun FUN!! I love making paper!!!


thekathrynwheel said...

Oh yes, I have made paper before like this! It's so fun! What are you going to do with it?!

Von said...

What fun :) and eco friendly yet another thing on my must try list
Von x

pchickki said...

I have always wanted to learn to do this but never have taken the time.
These are really nice :)

Thanks for the illustrations on how you did it.

Marilyn Rock said...

My you have been busy but wonderfully so! Love your newspaper project! Great posts and lots to share - thank you!

diana said...

ihr scheint ja diese woche voller kreativität absolut auszuleben :) ich bin etwas neidisch und wünsche mir jetzt auch eine schwester in derem garten ich rumsauen kann :) liebe grüße an euch!