Over the past few years the popularity of handmade paper is increasing
and more and more people are looking at this paper as an alternative to
mill made paper. Hence producers of handmade paper are always trying to
innovate and create new types and designs of handmade paper. They try to
incorporate different elements and make different additions to the paper
to make it look different and appealing. Materials like mica, gold and
silver flakes, dried leaves and even shredded newspaper are mixed with
the pulp to create different types of handmade paper.
One innovative type of handmade paper is the leaf impression handmade
paper. In this paper different leaves are used to create an impression
on the surface of the paper. Actual leaves and ferns are placed on the
paper and then dyeing is done around it. The result is stunning as the
patterns of the leaves are clearly visible on the surface of this paper.
This paper can be used for writing, for notebooks, scrapbooks, to make
different gift items etc.