Monday, March 12, 2012

Papermaking workshop

Hi everyone,
Well we had so much fun making paper. We missed those of you who couldn't make it. The weather was glorious and we enjoyed spending the day outside making a mess! LOL I made everyone their own screens to use and take home. They would pan for paper slurry and then add things like threads, papers, dried flowers etc to make each piece of paper their own. Some of the papers turned out amazingly beautiful. We took some flower seeds and added them in at the end, the seeds dry onto the paper and you can send them as cards with instructions to cut them up and plant their card. Make sure you include information on what type of seeds you are sending them.
I have to laugh as we started on the grass, then they moved to the grandkids' table before I realized I had forgotten to set up the big tables to work on! Everyone is such a good sport! Here are some pictures from our day together. You girls are so creative, let us know what you do with your papers!
Franza adding dried flowers

The girls trying to make it work on the grandkids' table. Marianne took flowers from a wedding to make a beautiful paper painting to frame as a gift!

The more paper we made the more ideas everyone came up with.

Penny panning for paper slurry

Being good sports until I set up the tables

1 comment:

  1. It was such fun making the paper - thanks Desiree for all the instruction, slurry, donuts, crackers and laughs ... a really fun day! Looking forward to finishing up my pieces - I noticed some of the color faded on the dried flowers from my pieces especially the purples - will have to add a little paint. I will post in a day or two - one I am useing to create a something for a birthday gift.