After a taking a stroll through the idea Wonderland that is DIY and spying the Sunday paper that had yet to make its way to the recycling bin, the boy decided to spend the better part of his Monday turning sort-of trash into something special.
Which can take an extraordinarily long time when you take breaks to read things that catch your eye.
Then you throw some paper and water into a non-food blender to make up some fibrous paste.
Then came the truly gooey work of dipping the deckle into a tub of water and the aforementioned past. Apparently, I am one of those people who happens to have a deckle on hand due to my habit of spending “me time” trolling the aisles at Goodwill.
Sponging off off the excess water from the paper before leaving it to dry. Z was seriously bummed out about how gray it looked at this stag because he was hoping to use it for a bookmaking project. (Note: add vinegar to the water and use less newsprint.)
Given the fact that it’s a typically cold and soggy time here in the Northwest, he wasn’t able to really see the finished result until the next morning.
But once everything was all dried out and properly paper-like, the result was significantly lighter.
And, judging from the reaction, just a little bit thrilling.