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Earth Day Collage Canvases With Handmade Paper

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I am still celebrating and honoring some of the pollinators. If it weren’t for all of the birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, bugs, bats, etc. were would not have any crops…no fruits or vegetables to eat! It has been a pleasure creating art this month not only with my favorite surface (handmade paper) but also with the Earth Day theme. These two collage canvases are a gift for another gardener friend and will have a special place in her sun room.



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scraps of white and black card stock to die cut
•Black matt boards 8 x 10”
•Die: Quietfire Design™ #1227 “Always) & #1446, “You are perfect”, Fish net die:
        Marianne Designs: Craftables Tiny's Fish net, “honey comb” unknown
Crafters’ CompanionTM Gemini Jr.™ die cutting and embossing machine
•Stamps: Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions™
Beacon ZipDryTM adh…

The Pollinators: Butterflies' & Dragonflies' Meadows

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I loved the look of black ink on ivory handmade paper so much that I wanted to continue with the theme and the look! I needed some cards to cheer up two friends and had extra sheets of the medium to heavy weight handmade paper “planned” over from the last two paper making sessions. These two meadow stamps are perfect for the job and the “Moments” sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design was the perfect message.




Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•5 x 7” black cards and envelopes
•Stamps: Quietfire “Moments” #6444, Meadows & “Dream” unknown
•double sided foam tape, scissors
ColorBox™ Archival black ink pad
Marvy  1.0 Reminisce white pen
•Iron
•Stamp positioner

Instructions:

1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to
    create white slurry and create several sheets of medium to heavy weight handmade paper.
2…

Earth Day 2019 - "Protect our species" blog hop

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Welcome to the first ever Earth Day blog hop with the Arnold Grummer Design Team. We are excited to be participating along with other awesome organizations like the Earthday Network in bringing focus to an annual event that has become a week long celebration on "green" topics.  And everyone knows that the Arnold Grummer organization is all about being green and the importance of recycling to create beautiful paper.
Today we would like to invite you to join us on our hop as our creative designers showcase their talents with recycled hand made paper with their interpretation of the theme: Protecting our Species 
***GIVEAWAY***
One lucky winner will receive a
Arnold Grummer's PAPERMILL  Complete Papermaking Kit Enter to win by leaving a comment below. Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You h…

Beautiful Flowers On Handmade Paper

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My friend’s April 15th birthday is the reason for creating this beautiful floral piece. She is an avid gardener and grows the most beautiful flowers. With the help of a great stamp set from Stampendous® and a piece of handmade paper, the piece went together in rapid time.

Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Stampendouss stamp set:CR55106 “Fuchsias” •Verbiage and bee stamps: unknown •Marvy® La Plume Permanent markers: G660, YG634, YG642, YG647, P782, P785, P797 •ColorBox® Black Crafter’s Ink pad •Pink Matt board: 8 x 10” •Iron, scissors •Double sided foam
Instructions:
1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to          create white slurry and create one or more sheets of med/heavy weight handmade paper. 2.Allow the paper to dry. 3.Iron the dry paper to achieve a smoother surface. 4.Rough tear the edges o…

The Pollinators: Birds & Dragonflies

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April is the month that we celebrate “Earth Day”. I have always wondered why everyday isn’t “Earth Day”.
I think this is the perfect time to use two of the great Woodwear™ clear collage stamps. After much thought, I decided to not color anything. I love the simplicity of the black and ivory images.


Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Woodware™ stamps:FRs736 “Birds” & FRS737 “Dragonflies” •Double sided foam •ColorBox™ Archival black ink pad •2 Black Matt boards: 5 x 7” •Iron
Instructions:
1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to          create white slurry and create one or more sheets of white medium/heavy weight handmade         paper.   2.Allow the paper to dry. 3.When the paper is dry, iron it to create a smoother surface. 4.Rough tear the paper to create 2 pieces appox.4 x 7”. 5.Generously ink …

Bahama Blues

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This paper turned out SO gorgeous! I will be making more to scrap my entire cruise to the Bahamas :o) It's so pretty, I didn't want to cover any of it up.

SUPPLIES:
AG Paper-making kit 
AG Cotton Linter
AG Iridescent Flakes
Scraps of colored cardstock - shredded
3d stickers - Joelee's Boutique

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Make 2 different color blue batches of pulp. I put linter and iridescent flakes in both batches.
2. With your screen in the pan of water, add about 1/2 cup of each color. Have fun trying different placement of your blobs of pulp. Gently swirl together with a paint brush handle, lift out of the pan of water and proceed according to your kit instructions.
3. Using two 5.5 x 8" pieces of handmade paper, attach them to make an 8 1/2 x 11" background paper. Or, use the larger paper-making kit.  Either way, trim the rough edges to size.
4. Attach photos and embellishments.



Blue is definitely my color! This was fun, I hope you'll try making papers this way. I'd …

Share Your Easter Greetings With Paper Castings

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Our weather is warming up and the trees are starting to blossom. Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to share this piece with you. It will be a gift for one of our neighbors grandkids who always share their Easter eggs and candy with us.

Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits   •Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Scraps of white card stock to die cut •Bunny and basket paper casting molds •Die: Impression Obsession™ #DIE256-N •Crafter’s Companion™ Gemini Jr. die cutting and embossing machine  •Beacon Fabri-TacTM adhesive, double sided foam tape  •11 x 14” oval Mauve Suede matt board •1 ½” gathered Mauve lace for the edge of the matt board •1” foam brush •Various colors of embroidery floss and silk ribbon, Picot edge ribbon for the bunny’s bow •Needles for floss and silk ribbon
Instructions:
1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create     …

Trio of Tags with Handmade Papers

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a set of tags using handmade papers created with the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit.

 I recently created an assortment of handmade papers using one of the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kits.  Each kit makes different sized papers.  With the variety of papers I had previously made, I selected 3 papers from which I could create my tags.


I selected 3 papers - one with shades of purple, one with touches of blue and one with flecks of green. 


Next, I selected corresponding inks and inked the edges of the tags.  Then I used a script stamp to create texture on each tag with the same inks.

A phrase was stamped with black ink and then die cut.  After matting it with a scalloped circle, the phrase was added to the tag.  Dew drops were adhered to the bottom of the tag and twine inserted at the top.

Twine was wrapped around the tag.  2 different phrases were stamped in black ink and also die cut.  Each was matted with cardstock and added to the tag with foa…