Paste paper is easy and fun to do. With colored rice glues,
you can create original patterns and decorative effects on paper, which can then be used for scrapbooking,
framing, decoupage, cardboard crafts, gift wrap, and so on.
Use plastic bottle caps for paint cups. Half-fill the caps with rice glue, add a dash of acrylic paint or gouache and mix well.
The weight of your paper should be at least 125 gsm.
Apply your first coat of colored paste in a pattern of multi-colored stripes, for example. Wait 15 minutes.
For the second coat, choose matching, complementary or monochromatic color schemes.
Use various tools to make the first coat of color reappear.
You can draw geometric shapes or patterns with wooden sticks, for example.
You can also create different effects using brushes, sponges or combs...
Let your imagination be your guide!
To preserve the colors, apply a final coat of plain rice glue.
Put the sheets under something heavy (a pile of books, for instance) overnight before using.
Use rice glue when actually gluing your new paper for craft purposes.
Paste paper scraps can be used to add a decorative touch to cards, notebooks and more.
Simply cover your completed creations with clear contact paper.