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How do I get or make large glitter paper sheets for origami stars?

Actual glitter paper relies on bonding glitter to paper (or card) and it always sheds, whether bought or home made. You may be able to spray coat it and reduce the shedding, but you won't stop it ...
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How do you prevent paper pulp from sticking to a flat surface as it dries?

When making your own paper, the frame and deckle ( = the frame with the mesh and a second frame for straight edges) is only used to lift the pulp from the vat ( = container with the paper slurry). ...
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Needle size for sewing floss design onto construction paper

From personal experience I wouldn't try to sew or embroider any paper, especially not old, fragile paper. Any thread or floss is really thin compared to the width of paper, so any force you apply to ...
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Could laminating with self-adhesive plastic preserve old books?

Yes, it would be a disaster as a preservation technique. It seems you consider these valuable objects. If you want them to retain their value, you should find a reversible preservation technique. Self-...
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Recommended paper and ink for printing memorials

If you want a long lasting piece, use acid-free paper (also called "archival" paper). You can probably find some in your local art store or online. The vast majority of paper you can buy (...
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Advice for glueing paper onto wooden surface

First, the wood should be sealed. Sealing the wood helps the glue go on smoothly and prevents it from sinking in. It also prevents the acidity of the wood from leeching into the paper that is glued on....
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Needle size for sewing floss design onto construction paper

since the construction paper is delicate, using a sharp needle would be more suitable than a blunt one. choose a needle that matches the thickness of your floss without causing any damages to the ...
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Getting bubbles out of a print glued to glass

In this case it's probably easiest to start over. Cleaning the glass and printing the picture again shouldn't be too much of a problem. You should also use a flat tool to push out air bubbles (any ...
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How should I keep my unframed A3 size pencil drawings?

You could use a flat file, which is essentially a filing cabinet with wider shorter drawers. Also look at other types of portfolios that take up less space and cost less. There are also museum boxes ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

Super glue. I have been using super glue to attach pieces of cereal box card together to make pieces of smaller structures like boxes. It sets solid in ~10 seconds. Some practice is needed to make ...
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