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Paper out of corn husk

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Corn husk leaves or tamale wrappers Non-reactive pot (glass, enamel, or stainless steel) Washing soda (sodium carbonate) Bowl Wheat flour Newspaper Interfacing or stiff fabric

1. Soak corn husks in water for two hours or until softened. Trim the pointed tip off each husk. 2. Heat water in a non-reactive pot until almost boiling, then add 1 cup of washing soda for each 1 1/2 gallons of water. Add soaked husks and simmer for 30 minutes. The husks should be soft and translucent. 3. Fill bowl with clean water and gently rinse corn husks. Refill the bowl with clean water and submerge the husks to keep them wet. Don't allow the corn husks to dry out. 4. Mix wheat flour with water to create a wheat paste. Set aside. 5. Take a corn husk and pat it dry between two pieces of newspaper. 6. Lay a sheet of interfacing or fabric onto your work surface. Arrange a row of corn husk pieces ridged-side-down on the interfacing. Their edges should touch. 7. Brush the layer of corn husks with the wheat paste. Now lay another layer of corn husks smooth-side-down at a ninety-degree angle to layer one. You've completed one piece of corn husk papyrus. 8. Add a layer of newspaper on top of your papyrus and repeat steps 5 through 7 until you have used all your husks. 9. Add a final sheet of newspaper and press under books or other weights until dry.

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