The Complete Book of Handcrafted Paper

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This abundantly illustrated, step-by-step guide to one of the oldest of practical arts describes all you need to know about papermaking. Easy to create at home or in the classroom, beautiful handcrafted paper has a multitude of uses — from greeting cards, notepaper, and calendars to customized artists' paper and stationery for commercial sale. Author Marna Kern provides a guide to pulp sources (flowers and vegetable matter) and tells how to control molding and drying, sizing and finishing, painting, decorating, ...
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Overview


This abundantly illustrated, step-by-step guide to one of the oldest of practical arts describes all you need to know about papermaking. Easy to create at home or in the classroom, beautiful handcrafted paper has a multitude of uses — from greeting cards, notepaper, and calendars to customized artists' paper and stationery for commercial sale. Author Marna Kern provides a guide to pulp sources (flowers and vegetable matter) and tells how to control molding and drying, sizing and finishing, painting, decorating, and embossing. A definitive work that will appeal to many craftworkers, this book reveals papermaking as an art that is foolproof, inexpensive, and ecologically minded.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486435442
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Series: Dover Origami Papercraft Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 536,497
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
1 The History of Papermaking 15
2 Setting Up 33
3 The Mold 41
4 Making Paper 61
5 Couching and Drying the Paper 79
6 Sizing the Paper 93
7 Special Effects 103
8 Watermarks 131
9 Paper for Special Purposes 141
10 The Home Paper Shop 167
11 Advanced Techniques 177
12 Paper Alternatives 193
Appendix 205
Index 217
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Introduction

More than 2,000 years old, papermaking is one of the oldest practical arts. Rediscovered by today's hobbyists and craftworkers, it has become one of the "newest" of modern crafts-simple enough for even elementary school children to enjoy. This abundantly illustrated, step-by-step guide describes all one needs to know about a craft that has so many exciting possibilities. Easy to make at home or in the classroom, beautiful handcrafted paper has a multitude of uses-from greeting cards, notepaper, and calendars to customized artists' paper and stationary for commercial sale. Author Marna Burns provides valuable information on pulp sources (including flowers and vegetable matter) and offers useful advice on how to control molding and drying, sizing, finishing, painting, decorating, and embossing. A definitive work will appear for many craftworkers, The Complete Book of Handcrafted Paper offers a multitude of uses for recycled paper and cloth-at the same time, promoting papermaking as an art that is satisfying, inexpensive, and ecologically sound.
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