How to make homemade paper
Making paper by hand at home can be a pretty simple process. It’s also a fantastic way to use up your old receipts, scrap papers, junk mail, and copy paper that you were about to throw in the recycling bin, and instead create a thing of glorious handmade beauty.
Have those recycled papers hanging around? Some sort of plastic storage tub, and a kitchen blender? With a few supplies and these basic instructions, you’re well on your way to making handmade paper and being ridiculously friendly to the environment.
What you will need:
- Large Bowl
- Two sheets of blotting paper (about 6 inches square) (or a newspaper)
- Sheets of Used Paper
- Egg beater or kitchen blender
- Instant starch (two teaspoons in a cup) will provide what commercial papermakers call ‘size’.
This will help to stiffen your paper
- Wire gauze or fine mesh