Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking: Make Your Own Recycled Paper from Newspapers & Magazines, Can & Bottle Labels, Disgarded Gift Wrap, Old Phone Books, Junk Mail, Comic Books, and More

Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking: Make Your Own Recycled Paper from Newspapers & Magazines, Can & Bottle Labels, Disgarded Gift Wrap, Old Phone Books, Junk Mail, Comic Books, and More

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by Arnold Grummer
     
 

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Transform junk mail, newspapers, and old phone books into beautiful handmade paper in just minutes! With a simple technique that requires only a blender and some water, Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking shows you how to create unique sheets in a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Learn how to incorporate your handmade paper into diverse projects

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Transform junk mail, newspapers, and old phone books into beautiful handmade paper in just minutes! With a simple technique that requires only a blender and some water, Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking shows you how to create unique sheets in a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Learn how to incorporate your handmade paper into diverse projects that include invitations, bound books, paper bowls, and ornaments. Let your creativity shine as you explore the fun and simple art of papermaking. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Looking for fun, inexpensive, and green projects for your teens? Try one of dozens of projects found in this entertaining and informative book. Starting with a simple papermaking technique using a tin can mold, the book progresses in complexity to techniques like embedment and pulp layering. One project even shows readers how to make seeded paper for planting in a garden. In addition to these papermaking projects, there are instructions on making a paper cast—which is art out of molded paper—and additional projects using handmade paper, such as spin-wheels, pop-up cards, and a coiled bowl. But it is Grummer's infectious enthusiasm for the art of papermaking that informs every project and activity in the book. A former curator of a paper museum and current founder and president of a papermaking educational organization, Grummer includes historical and cultural background of the art. Each project includes simple, easy-to-understand steps and plenty of color photographs for creative ideas and assistance with the instructions. Text boxes add variations, tips, and frequently asked questions to the projects and techniques. Three pages of resources list buying information for supplies, museums, organizations, and online and print sources for readers who want more information about the art of papermaking. This is an excellent resource for families and teachers looking for green projects appropriate for all ages. Reviewer: Heather Christensen
Library Journal
Grummer has been studying and making handmade paper since 1977, and his expertise shines here. It doesn't take a lot of special supplies or equipment to get started, just a few readily available household objects. Grummer begins with basic papermaking, then progresses to more advanced skills. Ample tips on everything from proper technique to troubleshooting problems with finished paper are included. A gallery of clever projects with directions rounds out this friendly, accessible guide to papermaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425476
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/30/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
700,776
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

Meet the Author

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 papermaking kits and supplies. He lives in Wisconsin.

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Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking: Make Your Own Recycled Paper from Newspapers & Magazines, Can & Bottle Labels, Disgarded Gift Wrap, Old Phone Books, Ju 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample and it is very nice! It gives a history of paper making, patterns, and fun little facts on the side! Definately going to look into buying the whole book!