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1_Supplies

1_Supplies

Gather what you need. Most things are household items, except for the screen and the vat. It goes easier...

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2_the_Screen

2_the_Screen

The screen I'm using is the simplest and cheapest version you can make. Both types of screen can be found at a hardware or feed store.

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3_just_looks_cool

3_just_looks_cool

Whoops! Here I am trying to show you the way to do things and I go and overfill the blender!

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4_fill_blender

4_fill_blender

Fill the blender about 2/3 full of water. Be kind to yourself and let the water temperature be between...

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5_tear

5_tear

Start tearing up your paper. You could cut it if you want to, or have bad hands, but tearing is quicker overall.

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6_paper

6_paper

Ideally, your bits of torn paper should be around 1x1 inch square. I'm using a pretty burly blender, so mine are a little bigger.

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7_blend

7_blend

If you are using a pulse blender, throw your paper in and then blend. Otherwise, turn it on some medium...

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8_more_blend

8_more_blend

The lid is very important in this process. If your pulp goes flying all over it will be awful to clean up. ...

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9_experiment

9_experiment

This is how the pulp looks with some of that blue flyer thrown in. Remember that your dried paper will be one to three shades lighter than your pulp.

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10_pour

10_pour

Add your pulp to the vat. I use three blenders of pulp to one blender of water. This will make a nice...

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11_pulp

11_pulp

This is how fine I blend my pulp. How you blend yours is up to personal taste. I like a few chunks. A...

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12_setup

12_setup

Prepare your space. Next to the vat, depending on your handed-ness, lay down some newspaper and then a...

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13_charge_vat

13_charge_vat

Mix up your pulp and water by stirring your hand around in it. This is called "charging" your...

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14_dip_screen

14_dip_screen

Going it at about a 45-degree angle, dip your screen into your pulp, tilting it further as you go, so you're easing the screen into the pulp.

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15_test

15_test

This is what you're going for. The paper's cellulose will bind itself, you just need to gather it evenly on your screen.

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16_shake

16_shake

Once your screen is in the pulp, shake it back and forth just a little, evening and settling the pulp along...

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17_drain

17_drain

With your sheet formed, tilt your screen to drain the excess water out. When its only dripping intermittently, you can couch it.

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18_couch

18_couch

This is "couching". Line up your screen on your 'felts' and. . .

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