Truth be told, I was hoping this would be a good way of using my fabric scraps... if I was making hundreds of sheets of paper every week it undoubtedly would be. Since I'm not, it isn't exactly the most effective way to use scraps. But that said, it's still a really neat process and the tex
Before the advent of mechanized paper mills and wood sulfite pulps, people made paper from old clothing. Historically, the rags people used for papermaking were linen, but fabric made from cotton and hemp also make high-quality paper.
Watercolor is a fascinating medium, but oftentimes beginners are presented with conflicting information… or none at all. Add to that confusion the myriad choices of watercolor papers available, and it’s no wonder that many would-be watercolor artists either quit before they ever get started or make