Hand Papermaking Newsletter #63‘s “For Beginners” column introduces multiple methods for creating colored papers. Read the full text here.
Summer is such a colorful time of year. I am reminded of being in Walter Ruprecht’s wonderful facility outside of Harare, Zimbabwe, and seeing a rainbow of papers, but no pigments. He made all of his wide variety of colored papers from bright cotton clothing.
This is certainly one method of making colored paper. Whatever fiber color you begin with will remain approximately the same in the finished paper. This approach assumes, however, that you have access to conventional production equipment. More….
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