. . . about the home-made coloured paper in the last post. This first one is more of a brown than the grey it looks here. Then there's black, blue and green. I started by putting unwanted paper through a shredder. These shreddings were separated into the colours and soaked in water for a bit, some of it overnight. Then I whizzed it in my blender (one of those vase/jug-like things that you have to hold on the base with the motor in - not used in the kitchen these days I hasten to add). This produced a pulp of uneven consistency, depending on how much whizzing was done, a mixture pf nice pulp and small fragments of the papers. This worked well I thought, as the small bits make the paper interesting and varied. A mixture of red, green and blue shreddings produced a pulp that looked like brown sick, so you are warned, but the paper it made is interesting!
I made a few sheets of each colour, then started mixing them, a scoop of this in here and of that in there . . .
I tried black with each colour and got some nice darker tone versions.