1. A blender – to transform used paper back into paper pulp.
There are a number of ways to alter the color as well as texture of handmade paper. One of my favorite papers to make is “Green Tea Paper,” where I add the contents of used green tea bags to white paper pulp for a beautiful speckled tan paper. Fibers, potpourri, confetti, pieces of ribbon, etc. can also added to paper pulp to give it personality.
If you are interested in making your own paper, I would encourage you to jump right in, and learn as you go. Once you obtain a well made mold and deckle, a blender, a few sponges, etc. you’ll have everything you need to make handmade paper for years to come. Enjoy!
leaf petals – The Going Green Paper Making Kit, paper making supplies.
Elizabeth’s Flowers – Pressed flower cards and botanical art on handmade paper, flower pressing supplies, The going Green Paper Making Kit.