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If you add liquid starch, the paper fibers will hold together a little
better, resulting in a slightly stronger paper. If you really want
stronger or better paper, use a cotton, flax or other linter in addition
to your recyled paper.
Consider how you will store the paper pieces while they are drying. I
would sponge them on those paper cloth (or whatever they are called)
pieces and then place these on a flat spot or item. Name should be on the
cloth or flat piece.
Students can make their own stencils using foam core.
Remind kids that the color will change after the formed sheet dries. If
you add natural fibers or plants/flowers to the pulp, that pretty green
may change to a rust color. Paint colors dry lighter.
have pleny of sponges and plastic drop cloths on hand! A longer time
period is better.
If you want more info, including making Eastern (a.k.a. Japanese or
³rice² paper), Iıve had some experience.
| Melissa Enderle |
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