Paper and Deckle Edges!

An Artist's Journal

How to Create a Deckle Edge

Since the subject of deckled paper edges came up in Eva’s comment on yesterday’s post, I thought I might cover some of the ways you can create a nice looking deckle edge on your paper.

This deckle edge paper cutter is the one I have. It’s pricey at $119.95 new, but I found mine on eBay for about fifty dollars. (Eva, I think this one might be similar to yours. In fact it is German made.) It is heavy duty and can cut through everything up to 300# watercolor paper (I know because I’ve tried it.)

A variety of cutters are now available and are designed for lighter jobs such as for collage, scrapbooking, and greeting cards. The small scissors with different edges are good, but can be limited by the paper’s thickness. I have actually broken the handles on some of these. (That’s…

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