Paper making continued
Some of the paper I have made so far. The sheets of paper made with the food coloured pulp were interesting. The colours blurred as they dried the stars are no longer distinguished but it did concentrate the colour in one area.
The colour ran to the edge of the paper leaving a nice vibrant coloured edge. The food colouring mainly coloured the water not the pulp.
Some of the papers show other techniques.
This ones was sprinkled with dried rose petals.
These two had lace and scraps of fabric embedded in the edges. The paper recycled for this paper was a thick brown lining paper which had two layers with a black sealant bonding them. I was not sure about using it but it has worked fine.
These two had stamps and a grid of string laid down in between layers of pulp. I was going to pull the string out when it was still damp, but it dried and now it would crumble if I did it.
This piece had the foam letters pressed into it.
The impression made on crochet lace.
A circular piece of paper made in an embroidery hoop with holes made in it and left to dry in the hoop as it was very fragile when wet.
There are lots more ideas I want to explore. Adding a little starch to the pulp mix to see if it makes the paper any easier to stitch. In a trial, stitching on the paper was not easy, even with a backing it still lifted pieces up when bringing the needle through. I also want to try and make some tissue papers letter using a different method.