Paper Making

Arnold Grummer is a professional with paper making crafts, and his quality art materials are a prestigious part of the paper crafts at Madison. Arnold has been in the paper making field for over 30 years, and he is a faculty member of the Institute of Paper Chemistry as well as the curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum. Arnold enjoys advancing the art of paper making and teaching all ages from preschoolers to corporate executives to the FBI when needed.

His experience is found in every area of the paper craft. He teaches paper coloring, adding texture to paper, making envelopes, how to store pulp correctly, how to make paper properly and much more.  He has many tips that utilize his products, and will enhance your artwork. Arnold spreads the joy of the craft with all his students, and these materials are hand selected for our artist’s use.

Paper Making is a unique art form, and the Arnold Grummer art materials and products are materials that Arnold uses to teach paper crafting to students of all ages.

Arnold Grummer has been making paper for more than 30 years, first as a faculty member of the Institute of Paper Chemistry, then as curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum, and currently as the President of Greg Markim Inc. He has written four books and dozens of articles on paper science and paper crafting. He teaches preschoolers, FBI forensic scientists, printers, artists, and corporate executives about the miracles of fibers and hydrogen bonding in paper.

Arnold’s credits include television programs, Smithsonian presentations, and paper making with visiting dignitaries and a U.S. President.

In 1999 the prestigious paper making society, Friends of Dard Hunter, captured the essence of Arnold’s distinctive contribution with it’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award: "For advancing the art of paper making...and sharing your infectious joy of the craft with us all."

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Adding Color To Your Papermaking:
How do I add color to my handmade paper?
If you are making paper you should know there are numerous ways you can add color to it. You can use liquid or powdered paints, or you can use tea, coffee, dye, food coloring or small bits of colored paper. All of these are viable options for tinting your paper pulp.

Adding Texture to Homemade paper:
How do you add texture to hand made papers?

You can easily add texture to your paper making process. Not only does texture add a visual interest to your paper but it adds personality. Possible materials to use to add texture to your paper can include confetti, flower seeds, sparkles, embroidery thread, torn tissue paper or leaves. All of these will dramatically change an ordinary piece of paper into a fine piece of art.

Making an Envelope:
Is it possible to make an envelope?
How would you like to make envelopes to house the stationary paper you have made? All you have to do is purchase a piece of vinyl and cut it to fit the inside of your deckle. Next, trace an envelope onto the center of the vinyl and cut it out. Put the vinyl into you mold and you have your envelope pattern.

Making Paper:
What can you use to make paper?
One of the best sources to make paper is to use your old newspapers. Recycling newspapers into paper is good for the environment and it can save you the trouble of locating materials to make your stationary. You can also use magazine pages, junk mail and even gift wrap. You will never look at your garbage the same again!

Making Your Own Papermaking Mold:
Is it possible to make your own papermaking mold?
You can easily make your own papermaking mold. All you have to do is use embroidery hoops as your frame. Next, cut screening that is two inches larger than your embroidery hoops. Place the screening between your hoops and tighten it up like you would a piece of embroidery cloth. That is all there is to it! Keep in mind that the finer the screen, the finer your paper will be.

Storing quantities of Pulp:
Is it possible to store pulp?
You can make up a large run of similar papers even if you do not plan to use it all at once. All you have to do is make a larger quantity of paper to soak for pulp. Then, place your mixture into freezer bags and freeze them. The next time you need to make some paper simply pull it out of the freezer.
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