Sample 1 Experiment

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“The best cake you’ll ever eat!”

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Handmade Paper Basics

Handmade Paper Basics

Materials

  • Water

  • Scrap Papers

  • Plastic tub

  • Kitchen blender (use only for papermaking)

  • Mould and Deckle (purchase or make your own)

  • sponges

  • Towels, cloth, felts, wool blanket cut up (Basically anything absorbent

Method

  • Cut or rip up paper or use shredded paper. Soak your paper preferably overnight. Drawing, printmaking, and watercolor papers are best because they are made from stronger fibers. Your fiber/scrap choice and its characteristics dictate the quality of the final sheet. Newspaper and
    magazine paper make weak and brittle paper.
  • Add a handful of the soaked paper to a blender, fill with additional water. Blend until it is pulp.
    Add water to your tub, then add some of the pulp. Add additional water to fill the tub about 1/3 to 1/2 way. The more pulp to water, the thicker your paper will be.
  • Stir your tub of pulp. Hold the mould screen side up, and place the deckle evenly on top. Holding them together at a 45 degree angle, dip the mould and deckle to the bottom of the vat and scoop up, holding the mould and deckle horizontally. Carefully shake the mould and deckle back and forth, and left to right. This will create a more uniform sheet. Stop shaking before the sheet is fully drained. Let the water drain to drip.
  • The next step in Couching (pronounced cooching). This is transferring the wet sheet from the mould to a a flat, absorbent surface. Set up your dampened felt or absorbent materials. Remove the deckle from the mould. Place a long edge of the mould on the felt. In one smooth motion, place the mold face down, press down. With a sponge, press gently and than firmly to remove much of the water. You can then lift the mould,
  • Set the new sheet aside and continue the process until all your pulp is used up. I layer the sheets on top of each other and create a stack. After several sheets, place a piece of fabric and a felt on top and give some added pressure and set aside.
  • Once completed, I gently remove each sheet and place on a table to dry.

Notes

  • Making paper is a process that is best decided by each individual, I have tried many different methods and this is the easiest and fastest for my taste.

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