This process is made possible by first taking any type of scrap media (preferably non-coated scrapes such as construction or printer paper) and ripping them up into approximately 2” pieces. These pieces are then submerged in water for 24 hours. Once the paper has been thoroughly soaked, the scrap paper is mixed with a little water and blended until a smooth pulp-like consistency is achieved known as slurry. The slurry is placed in a shallow bath of water where the shredded paper is able to float within a larger bath of water where it is ready to be pulled.
The paper is made by using both a deckle and mould. These can be made by using two old picture frames or scrap pieces of wood. The mould is a frame with a thin mesh material stretched on top of one side where the slurry can be caught, and the deckle is a separate frame meant to be laid on top while pulling the paper in order to maintain the shape of the paper on top of the mould.
The paper is made by pulling the mould and deckle through the slurry bath until there is a thin layer of slurry left of the mould when taken out of the bath. Excess water is taken out by pressing sponges to the bottom of the mould until it is no longer dripping water. At this point, flowers and other plant material can be placed on top of the slurry, making sure the edges are covered by some slurry in order to keep them in place.