Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Arnold Grummer - Introduction to Handmade Paper

Hello, my friends!

I'm excited to be sharing my first post 
as a member of the Arnold Grummer Design Team.

We recently had a wonderful blizzardy day...
...it was the perfect day to spend making paper!
I've got a great little stash for my first few projects.

I love to create projects using handmade paper.
To actually make the paper myself is even better!
There's just something about the texture of it that is so lovely.
That's why books are always my favorite handmade paper project to create.
They just feel so good in my hands! ;o)

So I knew that my first project for Arnold Grummer would be a book!

If you're not interested in some extra ramblings,
you can find my full book tutorial here:

Here's a peek:

Materials Used:

Dies: Tim Holtz - Alphaneumeric, 
Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles Two;
Small piece of Silver Velum;
Glue Stick;
Double-sided Tape;
1 yard Sheer Ribbon.

How I did it:
I followed all the directions in the PAPERMILL Papermaking Kit to make my paper. 
I began by recycling our town school newsletter. 
We get one in the mail every month, and they're always a lovely color. 
So I'm hoarding them all to make paper.

The January newsletter made this beautiful colored paper.
I made several sheets of plain colored paper,
then I added the Iridescent Flakes to one page for the cover.
Here's a close-up of that:

Isn't that pretty?
Here's another look at my finished book.
You'll find a complete tutorial on just how I put this book together over on the Arnold Grummer Blog.
There will be lots more photos and information there for you!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'm really looking forward to sharing more handmade paper projects with you 
in the months ahead!
It's so much FUN!

Oh, you'll want to check out the resource page over at the website. 
You can watch Arnold Grummer himself demonstrate how to make paper! 

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Here are all the links:


Susan M said...

Its fabulous Nancy! Your paper is beautiful, love the iridescent flakes on the cover paper. It will be lovely to see your handmade papers on your future projects!

Wendy Bellino said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful and I love that you are recycling! How cool! I look forward to more of your creative goodness!

The Craft Princess said...

Awesome!!! I have always wanted to make my own paper and even have a couple books on how to do it but haven't had time to try yet. Yours is so beautiful :) Hugs...Janie

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