Summer Journal Days 6 and 7

I’m a bit behind with my summer journal for Myfanwys group. It isn’t that I haven’t been working on it, just enjoying the process. This weekend my friend and I decided that we would try something we’ve both always wanted to do, making paper. so I didn’t follow the prompts!

Here is a step on the way, pulping recycled paper in a food processor with paint to add colour.



Some of the results. This was for July 6th.


and here


Putting it to use, on July7th.


18 thoughts on “Summer Journal Days 6 and 7

  1. An excellent use of your time. It’s fun, isn’t t. Now you have some lovely paper to use in your journal too 🙂

    (Hope you remembered the lid on the liquidiser……. )

  2. Excellent use of the challenge you’ve set yourself, Gilly ~ I’m all for doing what grabs you in the moment, rather than following the prompts. I’ve made paper ~ it’s so satisfying and you can add petals to the pulp mix and even made some from carrot tops, which was beautiful but incredibly fragile. I love the deep colour you’ve achieved ~ it often dries out really pale. Love the wall hanging ~ might just get my stash out and do something creative with it! Great post! 🙂

  3. OMG! This is way impressive, Gilly! Where are the steps? I may want to try it meself. It looks so easy. I’ma pinterest it. Pinteresters will find it very useful. This reminds me of an episode of The Amazing Race where they made a paper out of elephant dung. 🙂

  4. Paper making is fun. I enjoy doing except for the clean-up afterwards. lol
    Have you tried adding things to the paper for texture. If you haven’t try it as it give the paper lots of magical designs. Mohair or fiber yarns and beads work real well. Great results you’ve accomplished … love them.
    ~~~ : – )

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