Posted in Homemade eco& zero waste recipes, March 2016, Uncategorized

Make paper at home!

Make a beautiful handmade paper at your home!

You need:

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shredded paper (Image from swinglineblog.com)
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A4 mesh wire frame, and a4 mesh less frame (Image from homecrafts.co.uk)
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muslin cloth (Image from feelunique.com)
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tub (Image from classic tubs.com)
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Bucket (Image from talk.turttlerockstudios.com)
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Roling pin (Image from houzz.com)
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Jug (Image from howkapow.com)
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Grinder (Image from tradeindia.com)
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Alum powder (Image from nuts.com)

 

Follow Vatavaran’s Basic steps to make a handmade paper:

  1. Sock overnight half a bucket of shredded paper in water in which a pinch of alum powder has been mixed
  2. Grind the socked paper to pulp
  3. Fill the tub half with water, add a mug of pulp and stir
  4. On the mesh wire frame stretch muslin and place the mesh less frame, hold it with both hands, sway it into the mixture.
  5. The pulp will form a thin uniform layer on muslin; wait for extra water to drip down.
  6. Move to dry area, remove the mesh less frame, and sun the muslin piece which has A4 size wet paper on it
  7. When the paper is still moist, straighten it with the rolling pin

To make a coloured paper:

Add one of these natural products after step 3:

Turmeric –yellow

Henna – green

Katha – brown

Beet Root – light magenta

Indigo – blue

You can also design your own paper with adding flowers, grass or any kind of leaves of your preference!

So easy it is!

 

Katja Polc, Member of Vatavaran team

 

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Author:

Vatavaran is a small organization that has decided that it simply must be hands on about the betterment of the world around us. We’re not sitting here for one issue or the other, but for fighting things that bother us in our everyday lives. Basically - we’re determined to make a difference. At the moment, we're working with Solid Waste Management, Water Conservation, our patented Recycling Scheme (WERMS), and e-waste recycling. Join us - we do hands-on work, we do simple and applicable work. We're not fancy, we're not big, we're not famous. We're just working. If you have an idea that you thing deserves to be applied in our daily lives to make a difference, come work with us. At Vatavaran, you lead your own project. It's autonomous work - your idea, your responsibility. We're just the vessel. Because we're cool like that.

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