Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Scrap Booking Ideas

The handmade books featured on this page have been made from Lokta paper.  The handmade Lokta paper is made from the bark of the Daphne tree which regenerates after a few years, ensuring resources are never depleted. 
Skeleton leaves, paper yarn & Mulberry paper surround the photos.

The album pages above have been decorated with dyed skeleton leaves, paper yarn, and Mulberry paper mounts.  To make the feathered edge on the Mulberry paper, first make a fold and dampen the edge with a little water.  Unfold the paper and gently pull apart.

The Lokta paper pages of these books (which are held in place by removeable screw posts) have been calendered, making the surface smooth enough to run through an inkjet printer.  The example below shows the page printed with text and frame borders to showcase the precious photographs.

Petals & ribbon decorate this inkjet printed page
If you would like to know more about the materials use, please visit the Paper Crafts section of the George Weil website.

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