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Author Topic: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)  (Read 21598 times)

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Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2020, 05:35:38 PM »
Ahaha just YouTube videos!
I love working from scratch so working from nature is an automatic favourite, like making huts in the middle of the forest kind of thing (not done yet but would love to try :P)
Mostly I Google tutorials for everything I do but if I see there is a large variation with different tutorials then I just take all the information and make up my own mashed version XD

I like trying out simple craft projects, especially stuff that doesn't require anything specialist, so just paper, card and glue that sort of thing.
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Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2020, 02:17:55 PM »
Finally, finally, finally.
I made paper!!!!!
A6 was the size my method made.



Used pretty much the same method that's everywhere on Youtube, blended some scrap paper in water, tipped it into a bowl, and then used a deckle (a wannabe flat sieve) to scoop a layer out and then tip it on to felt to dry out. I used an oven at very low temperature because air drying can take days, so in 2 hours start to finish I had paper.

I actually made 2 batches and improved on the second batch hugely.
I don't really have a use for it but it's good to know that it can be done now.
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Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2020, 04:36:38 PM »
Of course you made paper suuper hahahaha. Man it's always cool to see what you're up to. My pa used to make firewood out of pulp paper so I know about that in general, but never seen them folded out neatly like that. Are they good to write on? I definitely have enough scrap to work with.

Man you really can make paper out of anything.

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Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2020, 02:31:45 PM »
well it helps using old paper as it's already processed fibres just waiting to be reused so in that sense it's quite easy. I'd love to make paper from scratch i.e. cutting down a tree XD

I was able to write on the paper fairly well, but overall the texture was closer to a tough sort of tissue rather than paper. The problem was that the paper was not getting compacted enough, and I did a second run today using a rolling pin to squash it and the result was a very good quality paper that I could write on with no problem.
The only large issue I have left is drying the paper, the oven works well but the paper distorts and doesn't remain flat. So it needs to be held flat while drying.
Also a bulk method would be nice to make more than just a few sheets an hour.

Here's two versions of paper with writing tests. Top is older tissue feel, bottom is much more paper feel. You can clearly see the texture difference too.


ahhh the logs from paper thing! I've been wanting to try that as well but I need to make a little press mold to make them. Hopefully before winter hits I'll manage it otherwise gotta wait until next winter to burn them haha

I'm after making a loom as well in other crafty business :P
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Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2020, 04:42:58 AM »
xD And ah no i used the term wrong my parents just rolled them into balls and used it for fire, so no fancy log-shaped press.

And damn I thought the second one was a comparision with a regular sheet of A4 paper haha.

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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2020, 06:08:59 AM »
haha awesome glad you thought the quality looked good :P
ahhh cool paper balls :D
so they made them from paper pulp and then had to dry them out?
I've actually still got one drying on my shelf from the first batch of paper pulp I made lol

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