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How to make paper from scrap paper (and recycle paintings done on paper)

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Paper making is a science in the same way cooking is. You learn the rules, which are hardly ever solid, then you improvise and improve and make it your own.

This illustrated step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make your own paper from start to finish, without any expensive equipment. The demo is done using scrap paper, but the technique is perfect for recycling any rejected paintings done on paper, especially watercolor paintings.

This tutorial on how to make paper was photographed and written by B.Zedan, and reprinted with permission. B.Zedan describes herself as "a multi-media packrat, an avid collector of broken things and artistic techniques". For more of B.Zedan's work, take a look at her website and Flickr photostream.
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How to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 1 SuppliesHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 2 The ScreenHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 3 Fill the Blender with WaterHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 4 Tear the Paper
How to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 5 Add Paper to Water to BlenderHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 6 Turn on the BlenderHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 7 Color of PulpHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 8 Pour Out the Pulp
How to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 9 What the Pulp Looks LikeHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 10 Set Up Your Working SpaceHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 11 Charging the VatHow to Make PaperHow to Make Paper: Step 12 Dipping the Screen
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