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Books on Paper Making

I have put together here some books on the art and craft of paper making.

 

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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, Junk Mail, Comic Books, and More

Transform junk mail, newspapers, comic books, wrapping paper, food can labels, and old phone books into beautiful hand-made paper in just minutes! "Trash-To-Treasure Papermaking", the ultimate guide for crafty recyclers, is every family's answer to the problem of too much paper waste. With just a blender, paper scraps, and water, people of all ages will discover the fun of whipping up sheets of unique handmade paper in a variety of shapes, colours, textures, and sizes. From cards, invitations, and little bound books to paper bowls, wreaths, and ornaments, this book features dozens of creative projects for using the newly made paper.

 

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Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds

Handmade paper has a unique texture and an individual quality that makes it not only a surface to write or print on, but also an object of beauty. With a small investment in equipment (or the supplies to make it from scratch), a small harvest of backyard weeds or garden plants, and the guidance of papermaking expert Helen Hiebert, anyone can make exquisite papers right in the home kitchen.

 

The Organic Artist

The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature

It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling.

 

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Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Just about every aspect of papermaking is covered in this book. Dard Hunter discusses the history of papermaking from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and in America. He examines the development and uses of the different materials and tools of papermaking: the different types of hand molds, such as the "wove" mold and the "laid" mold of China; methods of maceration (beating the cloth); of dipping the molds or pouring the liquid pulp over the molds; and of pressing, drying, and sizing the paper. He also compares papermaking techniques, including old and new methods of making paper by hand and machine-made paper, and he discusses early and modern watermarking styles and processes.

 

The Papermaker's Companion

The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper

This essential reference covers absolutely everything you need to know about papermaking, from the basics to advanced techniques such as shaped sheets, embossing, laminating, and watermarking. Also includes thorough step-by-step instructions for processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards and lamp shades.

 

Making Handmade Books

Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms

In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire. Culled from the author's best-selling books Creating Handmade Books , Unique Handmade Books , and Expressive Handmade Books , these projects will fuel bookbinding adventures for years to come.

 

Guide to Easy Papermaking

Arnold Grummer's Complete Guide to Easy Papermaking

If you set out to find the best papermaking teacher in the world, your search would lean to Arnold Grummer. Not only is his knowledge of the subject all-encompassing, but his methods are so simple and easy that he truly makes the process fun. And the results will amaze you - so many varieties of beautiful sheets of paper, so many ingenious ways to change the effect. Whether you use your paper for fun party invitations, elegant wedding invitations, personal greeting cards, or as framed art, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you created it yourself.A champion of our planet, Arnold believes that "waste paper is not waste fiber" and shows how to recycle any and all types of paper. Unlimited resources are available in your office waste basket, without spending a penny on materials. Water and fiber blended to pulp, colored with inks and dyes already in the paper, produce stunning new sheets that are truly "art" in every sense of the word.

 

The Art & Craft of Handmade Paper

The Art & Craft of Handmade Paper (Dover Craft Books)

If you can chop vegetables and boil water, you can make paper. It's easy with this fascinating step-by-step guide to making paper with vegetable fibers. No special tools are required and quality results can be had in a very short time.
The opening chapter of Vance Studley's clearly outlined, beautifully illustrated text introduces the reader to the origin and development of paper, describes its use in history, examines cultures that made paper and explains why quality paper is ideal for creative use.
The author then shows you in detail how to make attractive and useful paper in a vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors. Details of the papermaking process range from scissoring the raw material and beating the pulp, to blending the contents and forming, pressing, drying, and separating the sheets.

 

300 Papermaking Recipes

300 Papermaking Recipes

Even if you are a beginner, you can make gorgeous handmade papers using the expertise of two papermaking artists and the simplicity of a recipe-style format. This comprehensive collection of papermaking ideas provides 300 recipes for creating handmade papers in a variety of textures and colors, using recycled materials and equipment readily available in any common kitchen.

· Create unique handmade papers from recycled paper, cotton, plants, vegetables, and even denim · Gather ideas for embellishing finished papers with petals, moss, herbs, raffia, metallic paints, threads, and glitter

· Find inspiration from today's leading papermakers for using finished papers in a range of elegant projects

 

Papermaking Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Making and Embellishing Handmade Paper

Papermaking Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Making and Embellishing Handmade Paper

Papermaking Techniques Book provides the clear, step-by-step instruction necessary to help crafters of any experience level create unique and elegant handmade paper. Talented papercrafter Kath Russon guides beginners in discovering the pleasures of handmade papers--from textural papers in all shades to scented papers containing flowers, leaves seeds and grasses; watermarked papers; embossed papers, and shaped papers. She details over 50 step-by-step techniques from start to finish, including selecting the right equipment, choosing and preparing fibers, sheet forming, sheet sizing, and how to employ a wide range of embellishments to create lovely papers of every description. Finished handmade papers from professional papermakers are pictured to provide inspiration and show the practical application of each technique, while full projects appropriate to each chapter allow readers to put the skills they have learned into context.

 


 

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