I bought a paper making kit because I have been drooling over the plant-able paper I have seen around lately. As a newbie to the paper making world, I opted for the kit which included almost everything I needed to get started.
I started out by blending up paper from around the house, things free of ink and glue, that would have been otherwise headed to the garbage. I even threw in part of a paper egg carton for texture. I added a sheet of green tissue paper for color, some warm water and pushed the puree button on my blender.
I filled water into a clean sink filling it up halfway and then added the paper pulp, then sprinkled two packets of For-get-me-not seeds into the water. I'd wished they didn't float so much and next time I may use a larger seed instead.
After stirring everything up a bit with my hand, I slowly guided the screen into the water and then let the paper pulp mixture settle on top. Easing it from the water I made sure the pulp and seeds were evenly dispersed. If I wasn't happy with how it looked at that stage it all went back in the water so I could make attempt number two (or three or four).
After sponging as much water as I could from the soon to be sheet of paper I peeled it from the screen and placed it on a baking sheet, then put the whole thing outside to dry.
|All finished drying!|