More #Papermaking Madness!

I’ve perfected my paper thickness consistency and determined that a silkscreen frame is perfect for papermaking.

1. Crushed leaves.  2. Pressed flower petals.  3. Crushed stems and pressed petals.  4. Dried lavender.  5. Plain paper.  6. Blue paper pulp then green poured on top and mixed for marbling effect.

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I was able to use the same batch of water but got these vibrant color changes just by adjusting how much colored cardstock scraps  added. Small seeds or dried items are best mixed in with the paper pulp. For thicker paper,  pressed flowers were added on top.

Christmas Cards 2013

I fell in love with the “chalk art” or “chalkboard” look and wanted to use that theme for Christmas cards. After finding “The Chalkboard Stack” at Walmart by DCWV, I thought this paper would be perfect. I tried many markers, and crayons trying to get a bright, crisp, chalk look. *Though this paper is nice and thick it is not suitable for Versamark heat embossing because it gives off a strong chemical odor when heated. I settled on die cut stencils I made and white sharpie paint markers. (fine & medium tip).

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I also tried this poinsettia on transparency method and made a set of cards for a friend and my beautician.
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Word. It’s A Wordbook!

I had no idea what chipboard, a word book, a shape book or a mini album was before I started this. You betcha I know now. The adventure continues!

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