Friday, September 18, 2015

Scrapbooking With Home Made Papers

Hooray - you made it to Friday and the end of the week!

Today I want to share with you a quick video showing my first go at paper making! I am happy to report that it is easy and fun! Before I tried this, I read the Trash to Treasure Book from cover to cover! This is a valuable resource and will  be used whenever I get my paper making supplies out.






The supplies you will need are:

Trash to Treasure  Papermaking Book
Any of the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Kits

Recycled paper including junk mail, envelopes, fliers, can labels, etc.
 A blender
If you want to make the paper acid free, you will need to add calcium carbonate.
EK Success Scallop Circle Punch

 It is a tradition for my sisters and I to get a photo with my mom every time we are together. We took this one a few weeks ago and I anted to get it scrapped. Once my paper was dry, I punched out the scallop circles which I like to use for flowers. I did fold and bend them a bit and inked the edges before using them on my layout.


Here is a closer look:






I enjoyed using my own paper to make these embellishments. The nice part is, I can even recycle any scraps into something new!!



Thank you so much for joining me. Please visit the Arnold Gummer website to shop and for project ideas and inspiration.

Jean

6 comments:

  1. Awesome video.. great steps.. love your paper and and all the speckled goodness.. great way to embellish your scrapbook pages!!!

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  2. This is great love your first video. and the great paper you made.

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  3. Wonderful layout and the flowers you made with the paper look cool. Well done.

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  4. Jean, I loved your video! The close up of the finished papers was stunning with all the speckles. The idea to use them as embellishments was so creative and I also love that you have a tradition of documenting pics with your mom. I have NO pictures of me with my mom as an adult, so I was touched that you have some to keep as memories. This layout is awesome!

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