recycled paper pulp recipes

MATHEMATICAL MONDAY: COLORFUL FIBER PAPER

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Here's another recycled paper pulp recipe equation for you. 

Colorful fibers added to white recycled paper pulp equals colorful, interesting paper. 

I have an aunt who lives in an assisted living apartment, and recently she gifted me a large bag of assorted yarn and embroidery floss.  To thank her, I am making bookmarks for her and her knitting friends who donated their odds and ends. 

What can you reuse today? 
Happy papermaking!

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MATHEMATICAL MONDAY:

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RECIPE NOTES:

2 Cups of white recycled paper pulp
10 or so green tea bags (generic is perfect)

Place pulp in a bowl with tea bags.  Cover with hot water and allow to steep for several hours.  Remove tea bags, but break open one or two and mix in loose tea.

Try this recipe with non-white recycled paper pulp as well.

Such a lovely rustic looking paper!  I use this handmade paper for everything - journal covers, business cards, note cards, bookmarks, hang tags, botanical art pieces. 

Happy papermaking!

          Pressed fern on 2x3" green tea paper - note card

          Pressed fern on 2x3" green tea paper - note card

Pressed fern on 2x3" green tea paper - notecar

MATHMATICAL MONDAY:

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RECIPE NOTES:

  • I used approximately 1 tablespoon paprika to 1 heaping cup of recycled paper pulp
  • Blend the paprika into the paper pulp to incorporate it well
  • Beautiful bright orange/red speckled paper!
  • Make great things:  Paprika paper is perfect for autumn themed notes, or thanksgiving place cards...