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In case you missed it, watch Lisa Jacobs as she guides us through the process of making art papers. A member of Conspire Phoenix and an elementary school art teacher, Lisa’s a fun and clear instructor.

We learned how to use recycled office paper as the base for art papers, to which we added colored napkins for pigment and dried flowers, glitter, conductive thread, and many others as “inclusions,” the things that jazz up the paper inside and out. With some simple supplies, this is a really easy, fun, and kid friendly project.

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How-To: Handmade Paper

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).