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About the projects
Learn how to make handmade paper using simple tools and recycled
paper. Explore papermaking techniques and create beautiful papers to use
in your crafts.
The projects range in difficulty from EASY to
Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have
some crafting fun!
Handmade Paper from
Recycled Scraps - In this project, learn how to make paper by hand from
recycled scraps of paper. Learn techniques that will give the best
results at home, along with simple and inexpensive alternatives for
children or beginners who just want to experiment.
Mold and Deckle - A mold and deckle is an essential tool for handmade
papermaking. Instructions are given for making the
Mold and Deckle from wood,
recycled picture frames or, especially for beginners and children, a simple plastic
canvas and cardboard version..
EASY to AVERAGE
How to Ply Handmade Paper - This project shows you how to
use paper plying to create decorative
effects on your handmade paper. Paper plying is the technique of making paper
with two or more layers. The resulting two-sided paper can be used in
all of your paper crafts. You can even create
paper sculptures by making 2-ply paper with embedded wire.
It's fun to make handmade paper!
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