Category Archives: Paper Crafts

Make a Halloween Lantern

Halloween Lanterns

Here’s a great idea for making decorations for your Halloween party – and an excellent use for empty glass jars. The project is so simple that even very young children will be able to make their own Halloween Lantern. Cara Barrell did this project with a group of children (some as young as 3 years […]

Fuse Angelina Fibres to Make a Glistening Web

Fusing angelina with an iron

The glistening and iridescent Angelina fibres can be used for a number of craft applications. Here we demonstrate how fast and simple it is to fuse Angelina fibres to create a sheet of “paper” which can then be cut to shape and glued, or stitched into like a piece of cloth. You can choose from […]

Make your own Bunting with Tissutex paper

Tissue Paper Bunting

Here’s a fun project for making colourful bunting with Tissutex paper to decorate your garden, gazebo or Summer house. What is Tissutex Paper? The remarkable Tissutex paper, despite its delicate appearance, can by dyed, painted and glued without disintegrating. This translucent, lightweight tissue paper can be used for any number of craft projects, such as […]

Handmade Flower using Canford Paper

Handmade paper flower

We made these stylised flowers using two sheets of A4 Canford paper. Canford paper is available in a range of vibrant and exciting colours. We stock the full spectrum in A4 and A1 sheets which can be ordered from the website or bought through our showroom in Peasmarsh. Choose your colour and follow these simple […]

Lampshade Decorated with Skeleton Leaves

Lamp Lit

Here’s a quick fix for a plain and boring lampshade. These lampshades were bought from a well-known bargain value high street store, and we have made them more interesting by decorating them with skeleton leaves. The skeleton leaves are available from the George Weil website as are the PVA glue, glue spreader and paint brushes needed to […]

Silk Papermaking / Silk Fusion

Silk Paper Linda Small 1

Silk papermaking (or silk fusion) is similar to Papier-mache. The fibres are sandwiched between two pieces of mesh netting and then stuck together using an adhesive, such as CMC paste or watered down PVA glue. Other items can be included with the silk fibres, such as dried petals and skeleton leaves, or the silk papermaking […]

Handmade Papermaking with Pulp

Handmade paper with deckle edge

Simple Instructions for Papermaking Use handmade paper for artwork, card making, paper crafts or as a surface for stitch. Handmade paper can be made from pulp, linters, recycled paper and plant materials. The materials are beaten and combined with water to make a slurry. The paper is made when the cellulose molecules are combined. This occurs […]

Printed Silk Organza Greetings Card

Christmas Card Red

These paper-backed Organza fabric sheets can be used for printing on inkjet printers and copiers. They can be used to build up layers of printed text and photographs giving interest and depth in cardmaking, scrapbooking, montage, patchwork and 3d embroidery. You can use images from scanned photographs, digital cameras, web pages, clip art, paint and […]

Handmade Mulberry Paper

Handmade Mulberry Paper

The Papershed handmade Mulberry paper is made from the bast (the long strong fibres from the inner bark) of the Mulberry tree. The fibres (also known as Kozo) are stripped and beaten to separate out the longer, tougher fibres for this quality paper. With characteristic, floating strands of fibre embedded throughout, and the bright colour […]

Transferring Images using Liquid Polymer Clay

Liquid Polymer Clay

Translucent Liquid Sculpey is a bakeable liquid polymer medium. That means that it shares many of the same properties as solid polymer clay but has a number of characteristics that offer unique and unexpected possibilities. Find out more about Translucent Liquid Sculpey. Making a Transfer To make a transfer with Translucent Liquid Sculpey choose clear […]