Artist Sherie Tengbergen demonstrates how to prepare your recycled paper for rolling and drying.
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How to Prepare Recycled Paper for Rolling and Drying
On behalf of tvlesson.com my name is Sherie Tengbergen. I’m a professional artist with the watercolorgourmet.com. In this clip on recycled paper art I’m going to show you how to take the paper out of the blender and prepare it to spread it and get it ready for drying. I’ve got my paper in the blender now and as you can see, there is quite a bit a water in there. So I need to get rid of that water and I’m going to go ahead and quickly pour my pulp into my strainer a little bit at a time and I’m using my fingers to press out all the water, kids love this because this is really gooey-ooey.
So I’m going to go ahead and the cool thing about this is the water that I have in the bottom here. I’m going to reuse that to make my next batch of paper. So not only are we recycling paper, but we’re recycling water at the same time. So I almost have all of the water out of this paper most of it, I’ve got a board down here which is illustration board and I’ve covered that with the piece of parchment paper. And now I’m going to take my pulp and I’m going to start spreading it with my fingertips on this paper.
Sometimes it’ll actually draw down on the paper. The size piece that I want to make, I want to get it approximately in the shape that I wanted in before I start rolling it out. And so I’m going to continue this process by adding a little bit more pulp and straining a little bit more water out and I will continue patting out my pulp until I get the size piece of paper that I want to have. And as you roll it out, it will get sort of larger and larger.
On behalf of tvlesson.com this is Sherie Tengbergen and thank you for watching.