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How to Make Paper

with Robert Mahar

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Class duration: 2h 9m

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About The Class

step-by-step guide to paper making.

Paper making gives you the freedom to personalize everything from note cards to wrapping paper. In How to Make Paper, Robert Mahar will teach basic papermaking techniques you can use for a whole range of creative projects.

Robert is an arts and crafts professional and seasoned do-it-yourself project instructor. In this class you’ll learn every step in the process of making beautiful handcrafted paper. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a paper-making frame from items in your house.
  • Blend a mix of paper pulp from new and recycled scrap paper
  • Experiment with different additives and colorants
  • Turn your handmade paper into invitations and garlands

Whether you’re looking to create handmade gifts to share with friends or simply want to dress up your next party, you’ll leave this class equipped to create lots of new paper projects.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Making Your Own Paper

    19:17
  2. 02

    Making Your Own Paper

    22:21
  3. 03

    Using Paper Additives

    38:30
  4. 04

    Invitations and Luminaries

    20:36
  5. 05

    Signage & Streamers Garland

    28:50

Meet Your Expert

Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar is a designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his CreativeLive and YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  ... read more

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  • pdf Robert Mahar - Paper Garland Directions.pdf
  • pdf Robert Mahar - Paper Making Supply List.pdf

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  • Reverie

    August 2016

    I really enjoyed this class. I always wanted to learn how to make paper by hand and watching this class on Creative Live just got me so excited about paper making. My mind is brimming with ideas that I want to go out and try. Robert is a lovely instructor and I loved learning from him. I also like his pace and that he didn't rush through it all, he gave me time to think and absorb. It was a very calming and really pleasant experience. I can't wait to see what other classes he's going to be teaching.

  • Holly Morris

    February 2017

    Loved this class and the instructor. Robert makes is so easy to understand and offers a lot of useful information, tips, suggestions along the way. Can't wait to give it a try. Loved the ideas for using handmade paper, but not crazy about the lettering in the last segment. Doesn't really show off the handmade paper that well.

  • Aranka

    May 2017

    Nice class. I got some inspiration on how to try out some new things with my paper making tools. Very nice tutor.

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