Category Archives: My paper

Tree theme: Collaging plant fibre

Working with my semi prepared swiss cheese plant (Monstera Deliciosa) fibre that I prepared here and here I started shaping and mixing the fibre with some cardamom pulp (kindly donated to me by another paper maker, Jill). Using an old … Continue reading

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Paper making & staining: Progress

Well, quite a few days have passed whilst I’ve been playing with teabag staining sheets of my own hand-made paper to use for chine collé and collaging.  As I previously wrote, some staining has been on flat paper and other … Continue reading

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Paper making & staining: Recycling teabags

Yes, I know, teabags are old-hat.  Everyone works with them.  However, in my view, they are cheap, readily available, durable but lightweight, stain well, and are an all-round good medium to use for both collaging and new paper production. So … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper: Strelitzia

Having started down the route of learning to make paper from plant material (see previous posts re Monstera Deliciosa trials) I spent a day with my friends at Primrose Paper Arts learning the basics.  As I have a huge Strelitzia … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper: Progress …… or not

Yesterday, after another period of boiling my swiss cheese plant fibre I let it cool down in the pot overnight.  This morning, out it came straight into a pillow case for the rinsing process again.  No slime, but possibly a … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper: My first foray!

Ever since seeing a friend pulping banana leaf & stalk and then later turning it into wonderful textural paper sheets I’ve been wanting to have a go. Mandy made two colours, that I saw.  One was a beautiful rich brown, … Continue reading

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Making denim paper: Colouring

Even though I’ve been busy elsewhere I still managed to find time to drag my remaining denim pulp out and form some new sheets. Blue, never having been my favourite colour, isn’t something I want hundreds of sheets of, so … Continue reading

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