23 April 2021 by Tambra Nicole Kendall
I’ve always loved the originality of homemade paper. The cost sometimes can be an issue. With my quest recycle and upcycle I looked into making my own paper for small journals and to paint on. I ordered this frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PDWTBQF and this book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9LSZ6G
I have a VitaMix and there is no way I’m going to use it to make my paper, so I went to Walmart and bought a 56 ounce blender for $20. By creating my own paper from junk mail I can also add things like flowers, flower petals, glitter to my pulpy mess. I haven’t made anything yet since I just purchased the blender.
I think a hand crafted journal is going to be a great contest prize. The winner can use it for themselves or give it as gift. Maybe sewing isn’t something your interested in, but this might be something for you to explore. This could be a project you can do with your kids. There are lots of video’s on book binding. I love Nik the Booksmith, Sea Lemon and Jenniebellie’s video’s on book binding methods.
Homemade papermaking will work for all the areas of writing I do. As with most creatives when I sew, paint, or do crafting it helps stimulate my imagination and writing.
In a previous post I had mentioned holding a contest for my blog subscribers. I signed up for Rafflecopter, so you’ll be seeing a contest in the near future.
I’d love to hear if you’ve done this before or if this post nudged you to try this technique. Here’s a link to the process of homemade papermaking:: https://www.sensiblehomeschool.com/how-to-make-homemade-paper-a-tutorial-with-pictures/
Stay well and safe! Happy Crafting!