I love to make handmade paper using botanicals, expecially roses.
This lovely yellow rose is from my Lady Banks rose bush that grows in my front yard in Arizona, USA
It blooms one time a year, in April for several weeks.
It's blooms in clusters and is absolutely stunning to behold when in full bloom.
I wanted to prolong it's beauty, so I made paper from it's blooms.
You can see the small rose petals embedded in this paper.
Making your own handmade paper consists of recycling paper by making it into a pulp, adding botanicals, or spices, or bits of fabric, of your choice, or leaving it plain. There's room for alot of expression here !
I added a dab of liquid starch to this batch so that you could write on it or put it through an injet
printer and the ink would not feather.