I absolutely love to make paper. It's been a business for me for a while. So many people ask me how I do it and they are fascinated by the results. I have perfected a way to make fine paper. Most paper making tutorials teach you how to make paper, but they don't tell you the secret to getting a fine paper-like texture. 

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What I describe here is the simple and fast way to make it. It might seem like a long instructable, but I want to guide you step by step. Lets start!

Step 1: What you'll need

 This is what you will need to make paper:

-5 sheets of construction paper. (you can use any type of paper you have at home that does NOT have a shiny coat or wax on it)

-2 sheets of white paper (optional)

-About 3 gallons of warm water. (you won't necessarily use the entire amount)

-A big enough container to hold that much water and fit the mold. 

-A mold to make the paper (you can see my other instructables on how to make this mold out of screen sheet and a picture frame)

-10 felt sheets



<p>what is construction paper? Why use new paper to blend and make it into paper? I'm wanting white paper why must it be blue? </p>
<p>I have a slightly different question. this method shows paper from paper. is it possible to make paper from materials like cotton clothes, banana leaves , coconut tree leaves ? I live in a part of India where banana plantations , coconut plantations are a plenty and this adds to ecological imbalance, so paper making from these would serve the green movement better. what are the pros &amp; cons of these 3 sources ? any other raw material inputs can also be suggested.</p>
<p>You can absolutely use banana fiber (Abaca), that's what we use here in the Philippines. The fiber needs to be cooked in hydrogen peroxide solution to make it softer, then it will be easier to turn it into pulp. I added shredded bank notes to add to its design. I dried the papers under the sun that only took less than 2 hours. It's kinda hard to standardize the thickness of the papers just by using the mold and deckle. </p>
<p>Why did you use full size unuse paper, instead of paper scarps? I mean, you made paper from paper, why not do it in a way that it in a way that shows how to recycle paper from children's craft projects</p>
<p>I could not get onto this link--it said it was not available:</p><p><strong><a href="http://lapapeleria.etsy.com/" rel="nofollow">lapapeleria.etsy.com</a></strong></p>
<p>You are using paper to make paper. Revolutionery.</p>
My papercame out way to thick
<p>I want to understand what is the positive or negative impact of Microwave oven ? what is the total time taken without this oven. because, one may not have this of the larger size than a traditional home usage size.</p>
<p>this is a good step by step approach. I like it. I have a query : what if one uses normal room temperature instead of warm water - does it make any positive or negative impact . my mail id : <a href="mailto:satishchandra.bilgi@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">satishchandra.bilgi@gmail.com</a> . thanks &amp; regards . Satish</p>
I add few spoons of instant starch powder to make the papers blot resistant. Makes it easy to use fountain pen.
I love making paper! I never though of putting it on felt, I always get it terribly stuck to my walls. Thank you for the tip!<br />
I don't see the promised secret?<br /> <br /> Are you sure you meant &quot;fine&quot;, because that looks pretty rough to me...<br />
&nbsp;Maybe the picture didn't do justice. I will upload more pictures of the final product so you can see that the texture is like normal paper.&nbsp;

About This Instructable




Bio: I've been making things since I can remember. Paper and Felt are my favorite materials. I can basically anything out of those two.
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