It's All About That Paper!!

Happy Friday! Jean here today to talk about paper!

In order to make paper you need paper! I started saving all of my recycles, not knowing what I really needed to make paper. As explained in the Trash to Treasure PaperMaking Book by Arnold Grummer, any and all paper can be recycled. Newspaper is obvious but don't forget your junk mail, flyers from school, magazines, envelopes, labels from cans and bottles, etc. Different papers will give you different results. You won't really know what you will get until you experiment and try it a few times. 

So today I have a video showing some of my recycles and the results. 

Here is a photo of the different papers. I can see using them all in projects from card making to scrapbooking to art journaling.

I made a small thank you card from one of my papers. My die cut machine cut the "thanks" just as it would any other paper. I love the organic feel of these papers and know the receiver will love 
this card too. 

So get our your recycle bin and start playing! You never know what fun paper you will make!

Please be sure to link up any projects which you have made. We would love to see them! 

We are having a GREAT month long celebration of Arnold Grummer. Did you know he is credited with using recycling to make paper! 

Equally notable was Arnold Grummer's development of an easy and successful way to make paper - by recycling. With a kitchen blender, wastepaper and something as simple as two tin cans, he delivered on his promise:

  '... whether you're young, old, challenged or unchallenged, tall, short or in between, you can make a good sheet of paper on your very first try ..."

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  1. Awesome slide show showing the different types of paper that you created from re-cycling! What a beautiful card, love the feather on it.Love reading the AG facts too!

  2. Fabulous video and I loved the paper made from the magazine ( the words in it were so cool!). Your card is so pretty and I agree, 'someone' is gonna love receiving that.

  3. pretty cool! I wonder how that homemade paper would do in a die cut machine for tattered flowers.

  4. I had the honor of knowing and taking some classes from Arnold. He was a wonderful person and has handed down a legacy.
    Love and light,

  5. Love the slide show.. this came out awesome... :)


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