I think handmade papers are beautiful...and amazingly simple to make.
Although some of the papers in this galley were made by me, most of them were 'traded' to me in swaps of handmade paper. One of the conditions of the swaps was that the contents of the paper must be included.
You can see with just minor changes in contents, a wide variety of papers can be made.
My own papers are marked with a *
White paper, newspaper, dryer lint, rose petals, green thread
Used office paper, junk mail, cardstock scraps, paprika
Used office paper, cotton linter, dried floral material
Recycled yellow paper, newspaper
White cardstock, dry rose petals
White envelopes, junk mail
Scraps of cardstock, dried lavender flowers
Natural colored junk mail, dried lawn clippings
Recycled copy paper, newspaper, magazine pages, sesame seeds
Green cardstock, white copy paper
Yellow pages (Phone book), potato vine flowers
Recycled mail, tissue paper, cotton linter, ribbon
White cardstock, manila envelope, gold silver & copper dust
Paper linter, construction paper, tissue paper
Yellow pages of phone book
Cotton paper, metallic blending filaments, metalic acrylic paint
Pink bond paper with print, paper towels dyed with fabric dyes, bits of silk organza
White copy paper, cotton linter, chopped and simmered onion skins
*Mixed paper scraps, maple leaf mulch, embedded fern
Off-white envelope, maple tree seed pods
Paper linter, rose petals
White copy paper, cotton linter, dried chicory petals
White and yellow junk mail, yellow flowers
White card stock, cedar pencil shavings
Manila envelopes, white paper, cattail dust, fern leaves
*White copy paper, construction paper, glitter
Kraft paper, white copy paper, cotton linter, herb tea from used bags
Off-white paper, ferns, brown raffia
Cotton linter, rust cardstock, nutmeg
*Notebook paper, dryer lint, grass clippings, fern
*Brightly colored junk mail
White and cream envelopes, dill weed
*Used white paper, rose petals
Paper linter, red construction paper, red rose petals
Recycled white paper (25% cotton), yellow silk thread overdyed with indigo
White copy paper, pink tissue, green wool/cotton rag pulp, pressed carnation petals, fern, gold thread
*White copy paper, white tissue, mixed sewing thread scraps, chopped gold foil wrapping paper
For a list of resouces on making paper click here.
For links to other paper making sites click here.
So, Now you have all this handmade paper! What are you going to do with it?
I collected some ideas from a discussion on a list and have posted them here.