Friday, July 17, 2009

Handmade Paper!!!

I bought a Paper Making Kit and started to experiment with just the paper from my paper shredder (nothing fancy schmancy). Surprisingly, the mixture of paper from my shredder yielded an interesting texture of paper!! I made some tags with my first ever piece of paper (stamping the paper seems to work well too):



This video (although an advertisement for HSN) was super helpful:



I like my kit a lot, but there's ways to make paper without an official kit .

Have a great weekend! :)

16 comments:

Little Z said...

That's cute! I also have a paper making kit but didn't make any paper yet...

sunnie fairy said...

oh wow, your paper looks way better than the paper I made!

Antoinette said...

That is a really great texture, and with an extra bonus that it takes to stamps, too. Wonder how newspaper might turn out?

little t jane said...

well done! that's really cool and looks fun - i remember a college roommate making all sorts of neat thick paper creations. your stamped tag is way cute!

babalisme said...

I made ones years ago without the official kit, it's quite easy to make and can be found around the home.

Lyn said...

the tags are lovely!
as a child, we had to do something like this as well in school. it was fun :)

trudette, said...

I really like the way this paper turned out , the tags are awesome !

angela said...

OOhhh, you should be so proud!! Your tags look fantastic and they super super cute!!!

xx

Niina A. said...

I love the outcome, it looks great with the stamped pic on top! I've always wanted to make my own paper as well but I am way too lazy to make the screen and all that :P

kawaii crafter said...

Glad to see you're feeling crafty again!

I've always wanted to try making my own paper. One of many things on the "to craft" list ;)

Andrea Rooks said...

How very fun -- I haven't made paper since I was in high school. I remember drying sheets of homemade paper on the laundry room window at home! I'm tempted to make some out of the bags of old receipts I have up in my office closet.

Karin said...

They look lovely, especially for your first batch! The first time I made paper it came out... not so well :D

Holly said...

Those are awesome tags! And you're right... that texture is very intriguing!

Gina said...

Wow that is so Awesome! Love it. Hope your summer is going great : )

Megan Coyle said...

Looks like fun :) I should experiment with making paper too at some point. And your illustration here is so cute!

Jane said...

Your paper tags look brilliant, I've never tried making my own paper, but it does sound fun. Jane x