Making paper is such an exhilarating experience for me. I take paper that has served it purpose, and turn it into something new and beautiful. Here is the story of how all that works:
First I have a rather large pile of paper to start with. Old bills, junk mail, flyers of events gone by, lots of paper from Ivy's school: notes from the teacher, notes from the principal, notes from the secretary, (lots of colored paper), old homework papers, math, spelling, grammar etc.
I pick out one or two sheets of paper in a colors that look good together.
Then I take it and tear it into teeny tiny pieces (about quarter sized)