What can you do with banana and milkweed, cornhusks and pineapple, wheat straw and mulberry? Make a deranged fruit salad? A chapeau for Carmen Miranda? No! You can make your own unique hand crafted paper from natural materials with this complete how-to guide. With the step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs in Papermaking with Plants, you’ll learn how to:· Collect and harvest plant fibers from stalks, barks, leaves, and grasses· Process, press, dry and finish your paper using both Eastern and Western methods.· Embellish your paper with natural dyes and decorative materials like flower petals and pine needles· Craft one-of-a-kind projects such as vegetable papyrus, multipaper collages, and shaped papers including envelopes, lampshades, specialty books, and covers.
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