Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tea Time Note Cards!

You have already heard from me how easy it is to make paper with the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Mill, if you don't believe me, watch the video on Basic Paper Making HERE to see how easy handmade paper making can be. 
 
Personal notecards are the best to receive, also great gifts to give as a notecard gift set.  For the cards below I made handmade sheets of paper with my Arnold Grummer Paper Making Mill. Almost all of my papers are made with papers from my shredder.  The color is added with scrap cardstock. 
Here are the papers I made using my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill
The base card was made from shredded papers from our personal shredder.
The papers above were made from scraps of leftover papers that were any shade of green and any shade of purple.  These are the results I got. On some bits of  Arnold Grummer's Iridescent Flakes and Arnold Grummer's Gold Dust were added.

Paper pulp can be cast in clay molds, acrylic molds for polymer clay, cookie cutters and more. Today I am using clay molds that I had in my kitchen.  They were given to me as a gift a while back and I never used them much in the kitchen.  Now they will be part of my paper making supplies!

Here you see the paper pulp in some of my clay molds.  Press the pulp into the mold and use a sponge and then use a paper towel to get out the excess water.  The more water you remove the faster it will dry!
Once they are dry you can gently ease the paper casts out of clay form.
 
Lightly coat the casts with a couple of coats of gesso, drying between layers.  

 
After the gesso is completely dry the images were painted with Faber Castell Gelatos.  When painting with Gelatos use water sparingly.

Layer the hand made papers, add a bit of ribbon and adhere the cast to the card base.

 
Supplies:
Arnold Grummers Paper Making Mill
Pulp
Clay Mold Casts
Vintage Silk Ribbon
Faber Castell Gelatos
Double sided Adhesive

To start you paper making adventure check out the supplies on the Arnold Grummer's site.  If you start this month you can get a 20 % discount using the code: SUMMER20 when placing your order!

3 comments:

  1. Lyneen! I love the molds that you used!! Great results. Thank you for sharing :-)
    Linda

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  2. Lyneen, you've been so wise to make a bunch of casts at once to have on hand. I wish I could think that way. Good for you - on this project and more to come. :D Kim/Arnold Grummer's

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  3. Oh wow, I love handmade paper, and I love tea . . .Lyneen, did you make these sweet creations for me??

    ;)

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