Our member, Claire, has been making paper from a mix of recycled cardstock, pulped orange peel & pith, and banana fibre. Here is a taste of what she has posted on her own blog:
Above: cardstock and orange peel being formed into sheets.
Above: finished sheets, having been dried on the window, plus close-up of orange peel inclusions. Note how light in colour the paper is considering the colour of the original pulp mix. The orange peel is very evident.
Above: Left to right – plain cardstock with increasing amounts of orange peel and banana fibre included. Close-up of texture.
Above: Left to right – cardstock with increasing amounts of banana fibre included. Close-up of texture.
Some great results, showing how plant fibres can create texture depending on how finely or coarsely they are pulped. Click here for more details on how these papers were made.