These thin, textured papers can provide a nice accent on pages in your scrapbooks.
I’m a half-hearted scrapbooker. I don’t go for the big books, and I don’t spend hours on each page. But I try to preserve and enhance some of the family memories in 8.5 x 11 inch format. And I do like fooling around with specialty papers. These mulberry papers are a lot of fun.
This is thin paper, so thin you can see shapes through it. Yet it is highly textured. You can see the streaks of fibers in the paper. Of course it can be cut into shapes like any paper, but its special feature is that it can be separated into sections with ragged edges. You take a paintbrush or Q-tip and paint a line of water where you want to divide the paper. After just a few second carefully pull the portions apart on the wet seam you have just made. Each piece will now have a lovely pulled paper edge. You might occasionally need to snip a long fiber that is tougher and won’t tear.
On the page I’ve pictured here I created a layered sunrise/ sunset gradient of hot colors.
These packages are 8.5 x 11 inches. It has 10 sheets, 2 each of red, orange, yellow, lime green and turquoise. They are acid free.
This paper is pretty thin, so I wouldn’t use it for a single background paper, but it’s a lot of fun to use to give emotion to a page.
It also comes in a package called Mulberry Darks.