1/22/09

My Trial at Making Handmade Paper Bowls


          My son Luke (4),  daughter Nora (1) and I made recycled paper last week. We placed torn newspaper bits and water in a regular blender and made paper pulp. We poured and formed it around a large bowl that had been lined with wax paper and set it over the heater to dry.  We had forgotten about it until now.  I was excited to see it had become quite strong.  
          I got this idea the other day while navigating and browsing through Etsy, the best
 ever handmade storefront of the world,  and found this very exciting store, Paper Bowl Factory. What an inspiration!! I had to try it at least once.  I ordered a book from the library called The Art and Craft of Papier Mache, and it gives you all sorts of descriptive ideas and beautiful inspiring images.....enough to keep me busy for months!
         I will be lining it with Mod Podge glue today and will post more pictures as I discover and play with this new media. 

          Here is a video I found on YouTube about how to make paper. 

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