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Ah! Well, I will look forward to seeing what you come up with. You know, I wish there were a place to submit ideas for new contests. It would be interesting to see what suggestions come out of that. I know I would have a few to add! :-)
Ohmy goodness!!! It's so cool that you wrote to me, because Isaw YOURprojectshortly after you added it and thought, "Uh oh! She has made avery good Instructable!!!" Truly,I am just very glad that so many people have peeked at my celery paper project. I haven't madevery many Instructables in all, but I always spend a lot of time on each of themand sometimes I just feel like the tree that fell down in the forestwith no one there to have heard my leaf-y crash. Know what I mean?Also,I like to see other ladies making stuff. I wish there were more of usaround here. (I am really rambling now...) Anyway, thank you for your comment. I was feeling kind of blue this morning—not a good color for me—and you perked me up a bit. :-)
Ah! I am so glad you like it!!! Thank you for letting me know. :-D
I haven't done this, but I think you could incorporate dried mint or basil leaves into the paper and that might influence its scent slightly. You would likely want to do that at the sheet formation stage—right after you have removed the deckle (frame part) and just before you lay down the loose screen in order to mop up excess water. Also, some of the dried plant material might flake off/away from the finished paper, but it might still be fun to try anyway. I know people embed dried rose petals and all sorts of things into their paper. That would make it more decorative, ultimately, than utilitarian.
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You might expect it to smell somewhat celery-like, but, really, it doesn't have much of a smell at all. Mostly just smells like paper!Incidentally, I have tried to infuse some of the other kinds of papers I make with scent by adding essential oils to the pulp, but even that was too subtle for anyone to notice.
Thanks for the kind words!!!
I'm glad you liked it! There are tons of weird things you can make paper out of. You just have to be able to separate any usable cellulose contained in the material from the unusable, extra stuff. :-D
I'm so glad you liked it! :-)
Thanks for the kind words! :-)
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Thanks! It is possible to make paper out of lots of different weeds and things, too. A general rule is, if it can stand up on its own—like tall grasses, bamboo, etc.—it will probably make decent paper. :-)
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They shouldn't—provided one separates the usable fibers in the plants from the unusable stuff. Depending on what you are making paper from, processing the material to separate the cellulose might require steaming or use of different chemicals. Some people even leave their potential fiber sources out in the elements for a year or so to let Mother Nature break them down. Lots of possibilities!
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Thank you for your kind words! Voting for this contest has ended, unfortunately.
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Agreed! Also, I love looking at word roots. How did polite and politician escape me until now?! (And, oh my goodness, could "polite" and "politician" be any more distant than they've become over the last several decades?...)
Thank you for adding your comment! That we share common ground about the need for civilized discourse and constructive suggestions does my heart a lot of good. You know, sometimes I wonder if politicians initially start out with intentions to serve the public good, but then something goes off the rails. Or maybe instead the people who are drawn to politics are naturally already self-aggrandizing and don't really care all that much about serving the public?... I have no idea. But I sure do wish things would change such that Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc. showed more humility, thoughtfulness, and responsiveness to all of the different walks of life they are supposed to be serving. I guess a girl can dream, right? ;-)Thanks again for weighing in here. It means a lot to me!
Sweet!!! Thank you so much for adding that link and mentioning your experience. I really do appreciate it. :-)
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Thank you for your very kind comments. For this Instructable, I especially had in mind people who feel confused by the whole process and maybe don't know where to begin, as well as anyone who has ever wondered what motivates their own representatives and how they can communicate directly with the powers that be--even between elections. Hopefully, some people will find it helpful!?
Thank you for the kind words! I'm not holding my breath about winning. But I do hope that people reading this decide to go vote--especially if they haven't voted before or maybe they were on the fence about it. That would make me super happy. :-)(Oh, and if they make a nuisance of themselves and bug their representatives in Congress about issues they care about even once in a while, that would be really, really good, too!!!)
Entertaining?! Wow! Glad I was able to make something that, let's face it, can be kind of dry, entertaining for you! Thank you for looking and for your kind words.:-D
I am so glad you like it! It did take me a while to put together, but I thought it was important enough that it should be done! (Besides, I'm kind of an insomniac anyway...) ;-pI have entered Instructables contests in the past, but I've never been a finalist. Generally, I've learned to live with that—and for this Instructable, in particular, I've already decided that if it helps even one person out there to feel more confident about voting or more engaged in the democratic process, my effort here will have been worthwhile.
Thank you for looking! I hope you find it helpful!!:-)
Wow! Interesting. I've never seen that before. Thanks for sharing! :-)
What a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing this information. I especially appreciate that younger people can get involved in the process early. :-)
Thank you for taking the time to look at my Instructable and for sharing your thoughts. Here's hoping Lady Liberty becomes stronger and healthier in the coming years! Wishing you well, too! :-)
Thank you so much!! :-)
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I am glad you liked it! I experimented with lots of materials until I hit on the right one. I knew I needed something sort of squishy that would take up ink from a stamp pad, and that molding putty works very well for that purpose. It is a little bit pricey though! So, I will only use it for really special footprints. I would be very excited to find a bobcat print or maybe a river otter or great heron... Those would definitely be worth a little molding putty! ;-)
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I have not used polymer clay very much, but I am happy with how it turned out. One thing I noticed was that baking mine made it come out darker than I meant for it to and it kind of eliminated/greatly reduced the ombre effect. I also added a couple of embellishments here and there, but I think I like yours better! Also, I glued a piece of felt to the back of mine just to give it some extra durability and stick-together-ed-ness. (Is that a word?...)Anyway, thanks for making this very easy-to-follow Instructable! :-)
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Thank YOU for your kind words!!!:-)
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