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Paper making

I LOVE paper making. The process is very therapeutic and there is instant gratification when you look at the lovely piece of paper you have produced. You never quite know how each one is going to turn out! Am I sounding like a crazy paper lady? I have always been a big fan of creative expression that is instant and captures that particular moment or feeling or memory or whatever it is you are throwing into what you produce. I can achieve this with paper making in the sense that I can very quickly decide on the ingredients, blend them into a pulp and turn them into a sheet of paper.  I posted earlier about how I made paper for friends and family for Christmas presents. I scanned some of them with the intention of posting them. Some of the earlier pieces are a bit crinkly because I got over excited and didn’t let them dry properly. I scanned LOTS because it’s hard to pick favourites. I used materials like flowers I have collected on cheeky walks around my neighbourhood, paper bark from the tree near my house, envelopes, garlic peels (I will obsessively scan each garlic in the supermarket for the one with the prettiest purple markings. Yes, I’m THAT girl exclaiming “look at the beautiful garlic!” to my partner), left over wool from pom pom making, paper bags and glitter. 

My partner bought me some flowers recently and I always get really sad when they die but this time I was able to turn them into this green piece of paper!

This blue one was the first piece I ever made and actually one of my favourites! It is made purely from 2 and a half envelopes. Australian envelopes have the loveliest patterns on the inside of them.

I think my favourites are the first one and they grey one with yellow flecks. Which one is your favourite?