Saturday, August 04, 2012

Possibilites of Paper Making

Paper making is not new  and it's certainly not new to us at Random Arts. We have been grinding up the pulp here for 16 years but with a little lapse,  it all started again yesterday, and it started with some amazing results.

So the down and dirty is the getting out the blender, finding scrap paper ( a non issue around here), water, tubs, screen and couch sheets. I am so happy that I still have all the tools to do this.

The first big mis-step is to put way too much paper in the blender. But mistakes always turn into works of art, as we found out.  With that said the process of creating turned into a happy success story for all of us. With the use of "big scrim", kraft krinkles, alchemic rust, and hydrangea blooms our mixed up mess of pulp became "ART".

Marilyn used krinkle kraft paper, jumbo scrim embedded & dried hydrangaes
Here are 3 of the sheets that we  created using the blossoms of the hydrangea.  I started drying some of the blossoms earlier this week with this in mind.  Each sheet is so unique depending on the type of paper that we added to the blender.  

Want to process some paper?
Just ask me about our next workshop. Satisfy your creativity in a nurturing environment here at Random Arts in Saluda, NC.


  1. wow looks like so much fun! I hope I can try this one day. I love get messy!

  2. How beautiful! Just the fact that you can create fabulous paper from recycled paper is a double gift to the world!

  3. Anonymous1:36 PM

    I have always wanted to make my own paper, but the mess of it (with three boys running around too) just pushes it to the back of my to do list. Oh, but to do this at my most favorite store ... hmmmm..... yes, I do think I will next time!

  4. How did you know I've been wanting to make paper????

    When is the class???? ;-))


  5. Thanks everyone, we just did this class yesterday, Aug 3rd but will probably do it again some time this month. Be sure to check out our Random Arts Newsletter and Facebook for more details.