There are a few different books on "paper making" in my craft library, but the books I refer to the most are "The Complete Guide to Easy Papermaking", "Arnold Grummer's Complete Guide to Paper Casting" and "trash-to-treasure paper making", also by Arnold Grummer.
It was in "trash-to-treasure papermaking" where I found the idea for "Surface Embedment" and the term "Napkinization", so I decided to give this a try. This is a process using an artistic paper napkin to transform a simple sheet of paper into something quite different.
The white, second layer of paper must be removed from the napkin, just leaving the patterned design. Then using a ruler, I tore the napkin into about 1 1/2" strips, to prepare them for embedding. You begin the same way you would to make a sheet of paper but using a bit more pulp because the surface embedment works best on a thicker sheet.
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