Category Archives: My paper

The glory of oranges

I love my orange tree.  It’s the pride of my garden, closely followed by my mandarin and banana trees.  I’m not a great gardener but this tree rewards me every year, and I’ve just harvested kilos and kilos of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Paper casting

After my debacle with the mixer a few days ago I regrouped, put my brain in gear, and blended some of my pulp into a finer, more smooth paste.  Currently working with banana fibre and cardstock I’m making the components … Continue reading

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Oops, not paying attention!

Do you know how far the contents of a blender splatter when you’re not paying attention and don’t ensure the lid is on before flicking the switch? 3/4 of a blender of water mixed with 1/2 a cup of paper … Continue reading

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Banana fibre paper

I boiled up my banana fibre a few weeks ago and last week blended it to a smooth pulp ready to make paper.  I decided to combine it with some of the leftover  pale-yellow cardstock pulp I made when working … Continue reading

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Banana paper: Stage 1

Whilst having a huge clean-up at Primrose Park recently (the home of Primrose Paper Artists) one of our members came across a couple of bags of banana fibre ready for boiling, before pulping and making paper.  We couldn’t work out … Continue reading

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Paper pulp dipping

My friend Judy & I decided to have a go at this.  I’ve never done it before, never seen it done and haven’t watched any on-line tutorials, but I have seen some superb results.  The piece below, made by Jill … Continue reading

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Continuing recycling prints ……

Following on from my last post, this week I pulped some more of my old print proofs (yes, you’ve guessed it, I have quite a pile of paper to recycle!) and also prepared some of the white offcuts for new … Continue reading

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