14-17 june 2010. Dung paper - First experiments.

Dung collected from local cows (Scotish Highlanders of the Oeverlanden reservation in Amsterdam). Then left to dry in the sun for a couple of days.
Collected dung
The dry dung is then washed and boiled for 5 hours. After draining the water, dung is blended to make the fiber as small as possible.
Boiling the dung
A frame with net is used to make the sheets. the first try-out turn like dry pieces of flat poo.
Home facility First shit sheets
using less dung and more water gives better resaults, but the paper is still wrinkly and very dark.
First paper First paper close-up
finaly adding Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) helps with bleaching and dissinfecting the paper. A primitive pressing technic contribute to a flat and stronger paper. Flowers are added into the mixture for color nuances.
First real paper Real paper close-up
Few try out in the laser printer with the future idea to make natural ink (out of black walnuts) to use in a used inkjet printer and natural dyes (out of vegtables, earth and flowers) to use in silk screening technic.
Printed paper Printed paper close-up

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