Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Making Paper

We have just started using the Artistic Pursuits book, Sculpture Technique: Construct for an upcoming review. The first project we did was making paper. It created a bit of chaos in our kitchen for almost a week as we made multiple batches of different colors of paper, but was fun.

First, we soaked torn paper in water.

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Then we put the paper and water in the blender until it turned into mush (paper pulp).

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Then we used a Grummer’s Dip Handmold to scoop pulp from the water, drain it, and press it dry. P1040205

We made an assortment of colors, which will soon be used in future sculpture products.

 

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3 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to doing the paper-making projects in that book!! We are working out of order and skipped to Unit 2 to start. ;-) Thanks for linking up to the Virtual Fridge!

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  2. I saw this demonstrated one Christmas. Flower seeds were added to the final step, then shapes were cut out as ornaments which could be gifted then planted. I still want to try that.

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    1. That's a fun idea! I once received a bookmark with seeds imbedded in it as a wedding favor. I'd never thought of trying to make them, though!

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