Have you ever heard of Paper Towel Paper?
A few days ago I made a post asking you to guess what this was.
Years ago I saw an episode of the Carol Duvall Show which unfortunately–as far as I know–is no longer on the air. On this particular episode Carol had a guest (I don’t remember who) come on and demonstrate making paper out of paper towels. When I saw it I remember thinking that it was super cool. I made some shortly after the show aired–just for the fun of it. Recently I had another go at it. Here are the results.
2 Pieces of Plastic Canvas
Small Spray bottle
1 Sheet of paper towel (Cheap paper towels seem to split apart the easiest. Splitting ply-or layers-of paper towel is demonstrated in the video below.)
Flowers, leaves, stickers, magazine cutouts, etc. to layer in between the paper towel ply
To Make Glue Water:
Fill bottle half full and add enough glue to make the water lightly milky-colored. If you find that you don’t get enough stiffness out of the paper once you have let it dry, you can re-spray with a thicker glue mixture.
How to Make the Paper:
I’ve included a short video (My FIRST!), with no sound other than the sounds of the demonstration. (Yep, I disappeared for a split second while I retrieved a forgotten item and almost dropped the finished product at the end of the video! Nobody said it had to be perfect, did they? I decided not to do retake, but instead, give you have a laugh.)