Check out what artist Jane Kramer is doing - she is making handmade paper from obnoxious invasive species, and adorning it with photographic transfers of native Michigan plants. Very brilliant, very beautiful.
She cooks down the plant fibers herself, and then processes them in a kitchen blender - resulting in a very rustic, fibrous paper. I love the irony of how she is able to make something very good, from something bad.
Thanks to May Babcock, for another inspiring blog article on hand papermaking.