Trash-to-treasure Papermaking

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Storey Publishing, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 207 pages
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Transform junk mail, newspapers, comic books, wrapping paper, food can labels, and old phone books into beautiful hand-made paper in just minutes! "Trash-To-Treasure Papermaking", the ultimate guide for crafty recyclers, is every family's answer to the problem of too much paper waste. With just a blender, paper scraps, and water, people of all ages will discover the fun of whipping up sheets of unique handmade paper in a variety of shapes, colours, textures, and sizes. From cards, invitations, and little bound books to paper bowls, wreaths, and ornaments, this book features dozens of creative projects for using the newly made paper. Author and master papermaker Arnold Grummer has devoted his 30-year career to developing the simplest method for making recycled paper. It is accessible even for preschoolers but fun and inventive enough to challenge crafters of any age. "Trash-To-Treasure Papermaking" features Arnold's innovative techniques, shown in step-by-step colour photographs. A simple mould can be made from tin cans, milk jugs, or juice cartons; built from wood scraps; or purchased inexpensively. Add an old blender and start exploring the infinite possibilities of recycled paper. Before and after photos shows the magical transformations of each type of waste paper into its own distinctive sheet of new paper.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Supplies and Materials
22
Chapter 3 Easy Papermaking Techniques
38
Chapter 4 Recycling Techniques
60
Chapter 5 Pulp Magic
72
Chapter 6 More Fun Things to Try
92
Chapter 7 Paper Casting
120
Chapter 8 Making Things with Paper
146
Resources
196
Templates
199
Index
203
Acknowledgments
206
About the Author
207
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Arnold Grummer spent 15 years on the faculty and staff of the Institute of Paper Chemistry, an international graduate school and research center in sciences basic to paper, and was a curator of its Dard Hunter Paper Museum. Since then, he has written four paper craft books, made numerous television appearances, toured the United States and Canada as an independent lecturer, and founded a company to market paper-making kits and supplies. He lives in Wisconsin.

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