Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Card From The Past Paper Making Experiment

A little over ten years ago I was experimenting with paper making using junk mail and other paper. I also experimented with putting different things in the paper pulp like glitter, dog hair, and even dryer lint. I experimented with different ways of making shaped papers as well as coloring my paper.

While packing up things I came across this card as well as some others I made during that time. Alas I did not know that over time rubber cement would cause discoloration so most of the cards ended up being tossed. Surprisingly the card I gave my sister does not show signs of discoloration as she has it on display. So I did not know about the discoloration until I came across the other cards recently while packing things up. But I'm getting sidetracked here. So here is the notecard I made.
I used open cookie cutters for the two hearts. The small heart has dog hair and dryer lint in it. I don't remember what I colored the larger heart with but it has some glitter in it. I used a plastic bead in the center.

Since this time I have seen plastic canvas used for paper making. Once I'm settled in my new place I'll have the space to play once again making paper and paper embellishments. I did pack my paper dedicated blender. I want to see if I can make paper in an embossing folder using the pulp instead of another way I've recently played doing it.

Thank you for stopping by and looking. I should be back crafting in a couple of weeks. In the meantime wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Myoriah
    You are such an adventurous soul. I wouldn't have the patience to make paper.
    Hope the packing is coming along.

  2. Pretty cool making your own paper. It looks awesome. Good luck with your move.

  3. Very impressive, Myoriah. It is also beautiful! I hope your move goes well. The unpacking can be overwhelming, too. I hope you get your craft area together soon.


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