How to Make Paper

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To add texture, mix plant components into the essential pulp so as to add an fascinating fibrous texture to home made paper. Leaves with lengthy fibers, comparable to these of yuccas, hostas or decorative grasses, work very effectively. Onion skins, fruit peels and contemporary or dried corn husks additionally produce fascinating outcomes. Cut the items into 1/2- to 1-inch-long sections, then use 1 or 2 handfuls of chopped plant components for every 1 or 2 handfuls of soaked paper when mixing the pulp.

To give your paper a pleasant scent, add a number of drops of your favourite perfume, comparable to fragrance, cologne or a vital oil comprised of herbs, earlier than mixing the soaked paper and water. You also can sprinkle a bit aromatic spice, comparable to cinnamon or curry powder into the pulp.

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