Thursday, March 26, 2020

Faux Homemade Paper

I had to try this faux handmade paper technique once I saw Noir Art 's video

Supplies: Printer Paper
              Variety of Dried Natural Products e.g.                        lavender, seeds,spices,  flower petals,                        sphagnum moss etc.
              White Glue, Mod Podge or an Acrylic                          Medium
              2 -3 ply decorative napkin or tissue paper
              Paint brush 

I started with a blank piece of printer paper. 

Add a thick layer of glue. And then add some dried naturals .

I had a sprig of pressed and dried cedar branch, Spanish or sphagnum moss and some Lavender.

Next you'll need to work quickly before the glue dries and place a piece of tissue paper or 1 of the plys from a decorative napkin.

Get it good and pressed into the glue and then add more glue to the top making it seep through to the bottom paper. This will give your dried pieces  a nice seal when dried.

Allow to dry and trim excess paper napkin. Admittedly, I couldn't wait and used a hair dryer to speed up the process.

 Add a little watercolor.

So pretty. Now what will we do with them? Book covers? Stay tuned. 

With love and gratitude,


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  1. Love it! Anxious to see what it turns into ♥

    1. THx Deb . Looks like it's headed to be a little gift card envelope or a wallet.

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  3. very original project, thank you for participating in our challenge and I hope to see you again every month. For now a big good luck, who knows you are not our winner! 🌹🤗Rossella DT Clever Dexter

  4. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    --- DT-Lizzy---

  5. I think I must try this!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  6. Ciao!
    Grazie mille per esserti unito a noi alla Clever Dexter Challenge! Il tuo progetto mi piace tantissimo, grazie mille per il tutorial!
    Spero di averti tra noi anche il prossimo mese :-)
    DT Roberta

  7. Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is amazing. Looking forward to you joining us again in the next challenge!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---

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  9. Cool!! Thank you for joining us on our May Clever Dexter Challenge . Good luck and we hope he will join us next month too! - DT Irene from Clever Dexter Challenge


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