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Homemade paper recipe wanted

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littlerach Wed 29-Jun-05 13:19:19

Does anyone have a "recipe" for making paper at home?
I am sure I saw one in a magazine but can't find it now!

AuntyQuated Wed 29-Jun-05 14:51:59

i have one somewhere but will need to search for it.
i'll get back to you.

Iklboo Wed 29-Jun-05 15:13:35

There's some instructions & stuff on here

(sorry, don't know how to add a link thingy)

Hausfrau Wed 29-Jun-05 15:49:58

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SoupDragon Wed 29-Jun-05 15:50:58

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Hausfrau Wed 29-Jun-05 15:52:17

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SoupDragon Wed 29-Jun-05 15:52:57

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suzi2 Wed 29-Jun-05 17:35:31

I made my own mould & deckle. Basically, I use 2 pciture frames of the same size. One is left empty. The other has Aluminium mesh stapled across it. You can buy the mesh in Halfords - for repairing car bodywork.

Try making paper out of straw (you need to boil it a bit to soften it) - it gives a lovely texture.

Sus, x

littlerach Thu 30-Jun-05 08:21:59

Thank you all of you, wish me luck, I'm hoping to do some with DD1 in the hols!

anorak Thu 30-Jun-05 08:33:43

I shred waste paper in a paper shredder. An electric one is very quick and effortless. I try to shred scraps of the same colour to influence the colour of the batch I'm making. When I have a plastic crate about 1/3 full of shredded paper I top up with water to about halfway up the crate. Soak for a few hours and then use a hand blender to make it into pulp. You have to whizz and leave it for a few minutes, whizz again about six times or the hand blender overheats. You can add pigment if you want to at this stage, or glitter, or whatever. Then it's all ready to strain through your mould and deckle.

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