So a few months ago, I purchased a papermaking kit from Arnold Grummer. I finally made some paper yesterday and it was just as I have imagined; a very enjoyable experience! I was able to turn recycled paper into brand new sheets of paper; awesome!!! I have a lot of paper that I have been saving just for this; I used newsprint paper which I have used to test some of my prints. The newsprints had blue and pink water-based inks which are now part of the paper. I have dried the paper by stacking them between newspaper sheets and heavy books.
My next art project is a paper collage and I will be using the new handmade paper and acrylic paint to create a landscape scene. I am very excited about this new kit and plan to use it often; it feels very good to recycle and reuse!!! I have documented below in pictures my very enjoyable papermaking process.
What is needed
|Box from Arnold Grummer's Papermill kit|
|Recycled paper with 2 cups of water|
|I used the puree setting on the blender|
|Recycled paper reduced to pulp|
|Added the puld to the box|
|Removed the box from the water and the pictures below are the new sheet, before removing the water|