Hereâ€™s a step-by-step guide that I put together. It shows exactly how to make your own paper! This is one of the cards that I recently made for the holidays. Once you can make your own paper, it can really be turned into anything- sketchbooks, journals, cards, stationery, gift tags, etc. Perhaps youâ€™d like to make a homemade Valentine!
Take a look.
Prepare the homemade deckle.
First, cut the screen to fit the frame.
Staple the screen to the frame.
Admire your work.
Prepare the paper pulp.
Blend 2 parts water + 1 part paper for 30 seconds.
Add colored paper of your choice. You can also mix colors!
Pour pulp mixture into tub/sink.
Add starch, leaves, etc.
Form your sheet of paper.
Pull the screen up through the pulp & let the water drip through the bottom.
"Couch" the water out of the paper by soaking it up with a sponge.
Iron the wet pulp to make it dry faster.
Once it is dry, enjoy using your handmade paper!