Introduction: How to Make Paper

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Make beautiful paper with easily found items and recycled paper!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need


2 flat frames (Ikea frames work well)

2 rubber bands

Newspaper or any recycled paper

Americana Acrylics (to color your pulp)

Plastic screen (1 yard should be plenty)

Large bin

Staple gun

Step 3: Make Your Screen

Remove the glass and cardboard from your frames, you only need the frame

Cut two pieces of screen the exact size of your frame

Staple one piece of screen to the flat side of one frame making sure it's taut

Sandwich the stapled screen in between both frames with a rubber band

*Flat sides together

Step 4: Make the Pulp

Rip up about 2 sheets of newspaper or several sheets of copy paper

Fill your blender 3/4 full with water

Add Americana Acrylic Paint to the water

Blend until the paper becomes pulp

*It will look cloudy

Step 5: Scoop and Sponge

Pour the contents into a bin and add more water if you want

With the plain frame on top, scoop the pulp from the bin catching it on top of the stapled screen

Carefully remove the top frame and place the extra piece of screen on top of the pulp

Using a sponge, remove as much water as you can from the pulp

Carefully peel the flat, wet pulp from the screen and place it between two sheets of newspaper

Step 6: Dry

Place a pressing cloth on the newspaper and iron the flat pulp until it's dry and becomes a sheet of beautiful paper

*You can also let your pieces dry naturally overnight