Making Paste Paper Making paste paper is just like finger painting! This recipe is easy because the prep time is very minimal so you get right down to serious playing. The papers can be used for book covers, cards, origami and much more.
You will need: Medium weight drawing paper or colored paper Golden Fluid Acrylics in transparent assorted colors Yasutomo Nori All Purpose paste Rubber combs, stamps, chopsticks, or anything to draw into the paper Sea Wool sponge plastic cups flat soft brush plastic or glass surface to work on spray bottle Squeeze about a tablespoon of Nori paste into a plastic cup for each color and thin with an equal amount of water. Mix well until the paste is kind of like a melted ice cream consistency. A little thicker than cream but not as thick as whipped cream. Add color to each cup. Fluid acrylics are very intense so add just a few drops in each cup until you get the desired intensity. Mix well. Take a sheet of drawing paper and lay it on a smooth damp surface. Wet the paper with a sponge or spray bottle and smooth out any wrinkles. Brush on the colored paste onto the surface of the paper in a random pattern until the paper is completely covered with the paste. Take a rubber comb or other tool and drag it across the surface of the pasted paper to make your patterns. Remove excess paste from tool when going back over the paper. If you don't like the design you can smooth it out with a brush and make a different pattern. You have several minutes to play before the paste starts to set. Remove the paper and hang to or dry thoroughly on a newspaper.