Tag Archives: Paper

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 […]

Handmade Cotton Paper with Natural Dyestuff Inclusions

Handmade Recycled Paper

These highly textured, robust papers were made using cotton linters on an A6 Mould and Deckle, (a 250g pack will make approximately 50 A6 sheets). Linters contain partially beaten cotton fibres which are formed into dry sheets that resemble blotting paper. Natural dyes were added to the pulp bath to add texture and interest. Simply prepare […]

Mixed Media Collage

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Woven Silk Fibres A further variation on the silk papermaking method. Ruth Edwards has taken lengths of dyed and undyed silk fibres and woven them prior to applying the CMC paste. Silk Sea This design, by Alison Bate, has been created using hand-dyed silk fibres and CMC paste by following the silk papermaking method. Other […]

Handmade Paper Gift Bag from Sloshy Lokta Paper

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The Sloshy Lokta paper used for this paper bag is handmade in Nepal. It is a light-weight natural lokta based paper that has different coloured pulps sloshed over its surface, leaving a trail of intermingled colours. The potential for stitch, book covers and card craft is unlimited. These lovely little bags are so easy to make! […]

Rubbers and Erasers for Artists

Artist erasers

There are a huge range of artists rubbers and erasers available on the market today. Each eraser has unique qualities to suit different situations and art styles. Here is a short overview of some of the types of eraser and brands we stock here at George Weil. Natural Rubber Erasers The Daler Rowney Mystic Eraser […]

Handmade Christmas Crackers

How to make Christmas Crackers

Some of the papers used to make these lovely Christmas Crackers are no longer available from this web site but there are alternative papers that will work equally well. The contrasting papers used to decorate the body of the crackers are from the Mulberry range and the ends have been secured using paper yarns. Any […]

Handmade Books by Jan Fairbairn-Edwards

Handmade books

Handmade books made by Jan Fairbairn-Edwards, using Lokta papers and handmade, dyed bamboo paper using Deka L dyes in red, old gold and black. The covers are made from Suede Lokta paper. Handmade Lokta paper is available in a large selection of colours and finishes. Lokta colours and Lokta Sloshy shown below

Drawing with Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Oil pastels are a drawing medium that can be used on their own or along with other pastels. The pigment is mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder making a soft, buttery consistency which fills the grain of the paper. They create no dust at all and can be used on almost any surface […]

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