Posts tagged with “craft”

Adding Canvas Strips to Paper Pulp

So, there was some leftover canvas bits that I had to cut up since they weren’t able to be fit or stretched into their own canvas boards. Therefore, I had decided to add them into my paper making mix- so to add it to the pulp. I usually like adding things to the pulp to see how the paper turns out; it’s mostly been comfortable things like fabric but next time I promise it’ll be something plastic.

The paper pulp helps to lock in the fabric into it so it doesn’t fall off- sometimes if the bond is not strong enough it will, however, fall off. Don’t worry- you can use that for another paper mix. Once you add them to the mixture you can use your deckle like normal- sponge the excess water off then wait until it’s dried; weigh it down and then finally use the paper in whatever you want! I suggest using it in art, since it really adds good texture. Oh, and I have a pulp making video coming very soon! So make sure you subscribe or follow me to find when it gets released really soon!

Including Cotton Lumen Strips into Recycled Paper

This time, I decided to see how it would go if you added cotton lumen strips and pieces to paper pulp and created paper from it. Since this paper is not de-inked or bleached it is good for the environment, so I suggest more people do these experiments to use up wastepaper and cardboard. So, after using the deckle and sponging the liquid out of it we are left with an interesting texture that could be used for artwork, in fact, if you check out my Saatchi Art in the description you can find really nice works made from these papers incorporated via collage.

Anyway, once it dries – the cotton doesn’t really fall off the paper, so I call it a successful experiment. If you’re here to find out how to do paper pulping, etc. I have a video soon coming so make sure to subscribe to not miss it out.