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RECIPE FOR PAPER BEAD MAKING

Artist-In-Residence: Abby Gaudette Meet Abby Gaudette

Originally from Boston, and a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art in Graphic Design, Abby Gaudette has been living in NYC since 2001. In addition to design, Abby's passions are photography, typography, fine arts, instructional design, crafting, classical music, museums, hot yoga, NYC, and NOLA. www.abbygaudette.com



RECIPE FOR CREATING PAPER BEADS FROM TRASH


  1. Collect paper from your recycling bin or bag.



2. Shred selected pieces and boil.






4. See the below images

Make pulp in a food processor.


5. Drain excess water, mix with wood glue, and form beads by hand. Or if you select to use a mold. Place the mixture into a mold.


6. When dry, drill a hole in each. (For drying place on a baking sheet) . Bake in the oven for a few hours on very low heat). Or let it dry naturally in well-vented area.


7. Paint first coat and let dry.


8. Paint details and let dry.

Painted glossy finish and let dry a couple of days so they don't have a strong smell and are not sticky.



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