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a step-by-step guide to handmade paper
Here’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 you’d like to make a homemade Valentine!

Take a look.

Posted by Bridget G. from North Miami Beach, Florida, United States • Published
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  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare the homemade deckle.

    First, cut the screen to fit the frame.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 2
    Step 2

    Staple the screen to the frame.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Admire your work.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Prepare the paper pulp.

    Blend 2 parts water + 1 part paper for 30 seconds.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add colored paper of your choice. You can also mix colors!

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pour pulp mixture into tub/sink.

    Add starch, leaves, etc.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Form your sheet of paper.

    Pull the screen up through the pulp & let the water drip through the bottom.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 8
    Step 8

    "Couch" the water out of the paper by soaking it up with a sponge.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Iron the wet pulp to make it dry faster.

  • How to make paper. Handmade Paper - Step 10
    Step 10

    Once it is dry, enjoy using your handmade paper!

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Almost Insane
Almost Insane · 5 projects
What's the starch for? I've made this before but I didn't use starch . . .
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