Corn husk paper
Paper from corn husk.
We all have enjoyed delicious corn in various forms. Grilled, charred and boiled.
Corn husks are most commonly used to encase foods to be steamed or baked, imparting a very light corn flavour. Corn husks can be used in the presentation of a dish, but are not edible and should be discarded after use.
But here is a new way to use corn husk.
At bluecatpaper, we have found a way to turn corn husk into beautiful paper. Cornhusk by itself does not have sufficient cellulose to make paper on its own. However, with a little blend of cotton or flax, this paper turns out beautiful, textured and simply stunning. In addition to the above, these can be turned into eco-friendly and sustainable wedding cards, stationery, letterheads, house invitations among others.
So let’s not burn corn husk or even let it decompose, let’s make paper from it like how we do at bluecatpaper.
Corn husk has a light green tinge and sometimes yellow depending on the lot that we procure from various farmlands. Furthermore, this process is painstaking in the beginning. Take the corn husk and strip it off its cob. The husk needs to be cooked with soda ash to remove any form of lignin or impurities. Thereafter corn husk is beaten in conjunction with cotton or flax and made into the paper we absolutely adore.
100% upcycled. recycled. sustainable