by petal & pins
I’ve been wanting to make some handmade paper again for ages.
I’ve been collecting loose threads from silk fabric scraps to add to a recycled paper pulp mix, storing the lustrous strands in a heart shaped chocolate tin from Maxim’s De Paris until I had that elusive spare moment to do it.
Sunday morning I finally got around to it having decided that soaking some shredded old bills and correspondence earlier in the week would be a way of prompting that elusive spare moment to appear!
I went for a fairly rough mix – I like how you can spot the odd hint of a typeface and I also threw a handful of geranium petals in…and some glitter too!
Lovely. i made all the paper for our wedding invitations, all those many years ago (BUT I forgot to keep a single copy for myself), and I really enjoyed the whole experience.
it is fun, even just doing for the enjoyment of the process with no indented purpose and playing with what you can add into it. I have a bought paper making press but have also made perfectly functional ones with cheap painting canvas frames and fly screen mesh.
Yep, I made my press out of handmade flyscreen, and pressed them in between bench clamps and wood.
You are so talented, these are beautiful, Sandra!
Thank you so much Eliza – I’m happiest when I’m making and creating!
In the ‘zone’ is the best place to be!