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Jan on Aug 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fast shipping! Highly recommend! Beautiful paper! Nice choices! Thanks so much!
Kristi on Jul 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Thanks! The papers look great!
Kathryn on Jun 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
I bought this paper for a friend as a present. Love the explanation of what was used to make each sheet. It is very beautiful and I know she will love it.
Emily on May 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Oh my… I gasped looking at each of these papers when I first opened my package. Each is so different, and the work and care that went into making them is amazing. I love the different textures and colors. I took a paper-making workshop recently, and I have so much reverence for how much work (and fun) goes into this. Magnifico!
Randi on Apr 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Received the frog light switch today, and couldn't be happier! It's so darn cute, and the fact that it's from recyclables makes it even better! It looks great in my frog-themed bathroom! Thank you so much!
Jana on Feb 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful paper, custom-chosen for my art work. I really like that Julia identifies what each piece of paper was made from.
jake on Feb 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
fast response and arrived on time. Fantastic product. Will order again
Kelly on Feb 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
This paper is perfect for jazzing up my junk journals... thank you!
I have always made things with my hands from the materials that were available to me. This shop shows a selection of some of the items currently available for sale to the public.
I make handmade paper from materials reclaimed from the waste stream. I use junk mail, cotton T-shirts, blue jeans, egg cartons, onion skins, corn husks, coffee cup holders, and much more. I beat these fibers in water until a fluffy pulp is formed. Then I add the pulp to more water in a vat and I stir to agitate the fibers. I pick the fibers up by dipping a mould and deckle into the vat and lifting up a thin layer of fibers that catch on the screen while the water falls through. I make a stack of wet paper and press it under a car, then let the papers dry.
Voila! A New unique sheet of paper is born!
I have been making paper for 15 years, my paper can go through a printer and photocopier. You can also write, draw, paint, sew, cut, glue, sculpt, fold, tear, and collage with it. I do not use any dyes for my fibers, all of the colors are already in the material previously used from the waste stream. Please let me know if you have a special project and I will make a batch of paper just for you!
I ship using recycled materials. For wholesale accounts please contact me personally for my line sheets and website for photos of my items.
Julia Bray Garretson
Owner, Maker, Designer, Recycler Extrodinaire
I am a maker from recycled materials. I work from my home studio in a rural environment, with my gardens and chickens. I handmake a variety of functional items. I ship using recycled materials. Thank you for your appreciation of sustainable craft.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Can the paper go though a printer?
Yes! My handmade paper can go through a printer and photocopiers. It can also be written on with pen, pencil, marker, crayon, colored pencil, and paint. It can also be glued, cut stapled, stuck, taped, torn, and sculpted.
My paper is sold in many sizes in packets, or groups of ten sheets. Please double check the size of the listing, and specify if you need a custom size. I can always double check the size for your project and create what you need.
Gift wrapping and packaging
I package my products in reused packaging in order to limit how much material goes into the waste stream. Please keep in mind that this does not always look like gift packaging. If presentation is important let me know!
Custom and personalized orders
I make custom paper. Please convo me about specialty sizes, colors, larger orders, shaped paper, watermarks, or specific invitations. I make the paper to order in what ever size you would like, even including materials from your life.
I sell the paper, jewelry, and Light switch plates wholesale. Let me know if you would like to see my line sheet for ordering. Please include your shop name and location. I have a minimum order of only $200 and I offer net 30 after your first order.