Category Archives: Rice Paper

How To Make Rice Paper

If you’ve been making your own handmade paper now, you might want to try making rice paper. Rice paper is a beautiful and elegant creation that has been used in writing and art for centuries in China and Japan. Slightly transluscent with a unique texture, it will be a lovely addition to your handmade paper collection. Continue reading

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Great Places to Buy Handmade Paper

Even if you don’t want to make your own paper, you can still enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of handmade paper. There are many places to purchase it for all of your paper needs. Continue reading

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10 Things to Do with Your Handmade Paper, Part 1

Now that you’ve had some experience making your own paper, you probably have a small collection of it accumulating. Have you tried making paper in different colors, scents, or even with your own photo yet? How about making paper out of grass–or adding in your own seeds to make it plant-able? We’ve also learned about aging paper chemically to make it look older. Continue reading

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Handmade Paper Institute is Struggling

The Handmade Paper Institute of Pune, India was once a glorious testament to the beauty and power of handmade paper. An idea conceived by none other than Mahatma Gandhi, it was meant to serve as a source of both eco-friendly paper as well as employment for the Indian community; and serve it did, exporting 500 varieties of beautiful, elegant handmade papers to at least 75 countries. Continue reading

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