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how to make recycle paper

Posted by luthien (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 13, 09 at 11:02

hello there :)
this is my first time posting on trash to treasure though i frequent crafts&decor and tole&painting forums. but i thought my latest project would be better suited here :))

have you ever wondered what to do with printed materials that have already been recycled? ie... printed on the back side as well. well... my printed papers were definitely piling up so i had a little crazy idea. i tore them up and mashed them and made a bunch of new paper out of them. the way i did it is not necessarily the most correct way but i did get quite a bit of recycled paper out of it... for use in my other crafts :) i posted the whole tutorial in my blog so i'll leave a link to my blog for those of you who are interested in reading more. but i'll leave you with a couple of pics here :)

making recycle paper for gw

hope you enjoyed that :) love to hear what you think or if you have a different way of making paper :)
have a creative week!

hugs,
luthien :))

Here is a link that might be useful: where you can find the full tutorial


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RE: how to make recycle paper

Thanks Luthien! What a great idea. I took a papermaking class years ago, but you make it seem easier somehow. I think an old window screen could be used too, I have some of the ones that you insert into the window and slide open. Maybe I could take one apart. The trick would be getting the right size of transparency. I've also seen amazing things made with the pulp. Once you squeeze most of the water out of it, the pulp can be used to sculpt shapes. If anyone is interested in that aspect just google paper pulp sculpture or paper mache sculpture.
kathy


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