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Re: Paper Making


From: Karen Hampton (khampton_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 18 2003 - 09:07:30 PDT

Rit dye works just fine for coloring paper pulp, use a semi-concentrated
amount in a container, then soak soak and rinse the pulp. Also fiber
reactive dyes work great.

> Question for all you paper makers - I just blended my recycled paper
>- no newsprint. It is a greyish color from the inks. Has anyone used Rit
>dye to make it more desirable? Or is there some other trick I can use
>without purchasing special products - I'm kind of out here in the sticks
>and don't have access to "real" supplies. :-)
>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> ---

Karen Hampton
Creative Arts Specialist
Bay Area Discovery Museum