Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You're some kind of wonderful!

Since my last post I have been making paper like crazy, this is so fun and addicting! I just love the paper making process. Did you know "that paper was first recorded in 105 AD, in China... Many believed that Ts'ai Lun was the inventor of paper, but paper was probably being made before him."
 ( p. 12 Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking)

I have been using all this wonderful, yummy paper in my card making. There is nothing better than the texture and feel of handmade paper. I used 3 of my handmade papers for this card, that I created using the Arnold Grummer Papermill kit. On p.48 of the book Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking it gives you a formula for how much pulp to make to create your paper.
(I am more of a hands on type girl and rarely measure anything so sometimes I get very interesting results this way lol

The green sheet was the thinnest and easiest to cut using my paper trimmer. The pink sheet was softer and thicker, so I tore the edges to create the size I needed and the yellow sheet which I stamped the owl onto and then cut him out is as thick as a piece of chipboard, nice and sturdy.

Supplies used:

Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking - for reference and instructions
Arnold Grummer's Papermill kit - to create the paper
Helmar Tacky Glue - to adhere the layers of paper
Susan K. Weckesser stamp - Splatter it (for the background, pink paper)
Angie Blom stamp - Wonderful Owl (yellow paper)
Cardz TV stamp - Make a Wish (birthday sentiment)
Stazon Ink
Micron pen for doodling the border

Ready to join me for some paper making fun?
You can use the discount Jan20 and order your own papermaking supplies from the fabulous Arnold Grummer store!

24 comments:

  1. Sandee, you have made some yummy looking paper and what a super card, love the owl and colours you've used, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit across the pond Carole and your lovely compliment!

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  2. Cute card. Love the different papers!

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    1. Thanks Jean, they would look fabulous on all those LO's you make!

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  3. Very nice, love those yummy colors. Very cute card also.

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  4. Even though I saw how bright your paper pulp was, I assumed they would be more muted when you made the sheets. I cant believe how vibrant the colors are. I am very impressed! Wonderful card, just wonderful!

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    1. We need to get you making paper too! Thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment!

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  5. Love what you did with the different weights of handmade paper! Really cute card. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Rita! ( Give Karma a hug from me )

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  6. This is just too cute!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  7. Even the bird is handmade paper? How do you like stamping on hmp? We get questions about that from folks online. Love the colors and layering. Thanks, Sandee!

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    1. If the paper is soft, the image is not as clear but I take my micron pen and fill in lines...maybe I should do a post on that?

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  8. How could I not love your owl he is adorable and to think you made all the papers in all those wonderful colours it is just fabulous.. :)

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    1. Thank you, and colorful hmp is the best!

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