Turquoise half sheets Nepalese Mountain Paper, bright blue lokta craft paper, card making, mixed media tissue paper, Khadi handmade paper,

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$1.54+
+ $9.11 shipping
$1.54+
+ $9.11 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

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Turquoise / bright blue lokta paper, hand made in Nepal.
size: approx 20 x 15 inches / 51 x 38 cm, hand torn against a straight edge.
weight: 30gsm~ pretty lightweight but fairly strong, reasonably robust for the weight.

This Nepalese lokta paper has a lovely soft feel & the natural plant fibres show up gorgeously along the torn edges! Although it feels delicate, it really is quite a robust paper & it will take ink or paint well, though some brands of ink may need some fixative applying first.

Nepalese Mountain paper is fabulous in collages & mixed media, great for decorative book-binding, scrap-booking, calligraphy, printmaking etc etc or wherever your imagination takes you.... it gives a crisp fold & produces a nice torn edge.

*NB: Colours may appear slightly differently on different screens, also the colour of handmade papers may vary slightly between batches.

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SHIPPING: I will combine shipping on multiple purchases & refund any overcharges :-)
It's difficult to work out the postal permutations as all the papers weigh differently! You may want to contact me about a mixed order first, then I can give you a personal listing with the correct shipping price.
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Nepalese mountain paper is made from the bark fibre of lokta, a plant which grows above 3000 metres in the Himalayan foothills. This is a renewable resource and the fibre collection and paper manufacture create valuable employment in the hill areas. The dyeing is done in the Kathmandu valley using dyes which meet current EU standards on effluence and toxicology.

These papers are not absorbent and can be used with pen and ink for calligraphy, for collage or for wrapping.... if your ink should bleed, a fixative can be used but most are fine.

more lokta paper here> http://etsy.me/2fM3PET
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I ship from the UK: UK- Most things go 1st class & take 1-2 days but can be longer. 2nd class, up to a week but can be longer. EUROPE- most places receive mail within a week. Sometimes 2 weeks, but can be longer. EVERYWHERE ELSE- 2 weeks is average, occasionally quicker. It's not unusual to take 3 weeks, sometimes longer. USA particularly can be subject to delays clearing customs. Sorry I can't be more precise.

Paper is surprisingly heavy compared to the size. BUT, if you have ordered several items the cost may well be too high. Sometimes a lot higher! It's difficult to estimate all the postal permutations of various sizes & weight combinations. I will always refund any over-charges, or if you prefer, you can enquire first for an estimate, or I can prepare a custom listing with the correct cost.

Usually, yes. BUT, some things must be sent separately. e.g. notebooks or a large quantity of small sheets or 320gsm paper won't go in a tube with full or half sheets of paper. Large quantities of full/half sheets may need sending in more than one tube.

Sorry, no. I don't make the paper myself and I only buy the sizes listed. Some packs are large sheets torn in half, then half again etc. and approximate measurements are given. I don't tear to custom sizes as I'm not the most accurate at measuring, but you can buy full sheets and tear to size for yourself if you wish.

I tear paper against a ruler. A torn edge won't be exactly the same as a deckle edge. Some people crease the paper then damp it along the crease, then gently pull the paper apart rather than tear it upwards along the ruler. That gives a more feathered look. I will often tear all 4 edges so that they look the same, or maybe 2 opposite sides so I have 2 torn edges & 2 deckle edges. For some things a torn edge is similar enough for what I need. I suggest getting a few extra sheets to try & see what works best for you, or buy a small quantity first to see if it is going to work before buying a larger quantity.

I ship from the UK: UK- Most things go 1st class & take 1-2 days but can be longer. 2nd class, up to a week but can be longer. EUROPE- most places receive mail within a week. Sometimes 2 weeks, but can be longer. EVERYWHERE ELSE- 2 weeks is average, occasionally quicker. It's not unusual to take 3 weeks, sometimes longer. USA particularly can be subject to delays clearing customs. Sorry I can't be more precise.

Paper is surprisingly heavy compared to the size. BUT, if you have ordered several items the cost may well be too high. Sometimes a lot higher! It's difficult to estimate all the postal permutations of various sizes & weight combinations. I will always refund any over-charges, or if you prefer, you can enquire first for an estimate, or I can prepare a custom listing with the correct cost.

Usually, yes. BUT, some things must be sent separately. e.g. notebooks or a large quantity of small sheets or 320gsm paper won't go in a tube with full or half sheets of paper. Large quantities of full/half sheets may need sending in more than one tube.

Sorry, no. I don't make the paper myself and I only buy the sizes listed. Some packs are large sheets torn in half, then half again etc. and approximate measurements are given. I don't tear to custom sizes as I'm not the most accurate at measuring, but you can buy full sheets and tear to size for yourself if you wish.

I tear paper against a ruler. A torn edge won't be exactly the same as a deckle edge. Some people crease the paper then damp it along the crease, then gently pull the paper apart rather than tear it upwards along the ruler. That gives a more feathered look. I will often tear all 4 edges so that they look the same, or maybe 2 opposite sides so I have 2 torn edges & 2 deckle edges. For some things a torn edge is similar enough for what I need. I suggest getting a few extra sheets to try & see what works best for you, or buy a small quantity first to see if it is going to work before buying a larger quantity.



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**Please note: I do combine postage for more than 1 item & will always refund the overcharge. You are welcome to enquire first for an accurate price and/or personal custom listing if you wish. It's difficult to estimate all the postal permutations of various sizes & weight combinations.

SHIPPING TIMES
All items are shipped from the UK & will be posted within 3 days of receiving payment.
Postage within the UK is by First Class Mail for smaller packages and either Parcel post or courier for larger orders. A signature will usually be required for orders over £30 within the UK. Special delivery (next day) can be arranged... just get in touch & I'll advise you of the price.

Postage outside the UK is by standard Airmail. Tracking adds significantly to the cost, so I generally only add it to larger orders. Just ask if you would like me to adjust the listing for you.

UK- 1st class takes 1-2 days but can be longer. 2nd class, up to a week but can be longer.
EUROPE- most places receive mail within a week. Sometimes 2 weeks, but can be longer.
EVERYWHERE ELSE- 2 weeks is average, occasionally quicker. It's not unusual to take 3 weeks, sometimes longer. USA particularly can be subject to delays clearing customs.
Sorry I can't be more precise.

NON-UK CUSTOMERS
YOU are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that items purchased may be imported to your country. Postage will not be refunded for any items returned due to customs or import restrictions.

PACKAGING
Book pages will be packed flat, with cardboard to protect.
Smaller sheets of paper will be packed flat with cardboard to protect.
Full & Half sheets of paper will be rolled in a sturdy tube.
Some orders will need to be sent in separate parcels:
e.g. notebooks, a large quantity of small sheets & 320gsm paper won't go in a tube with full sheets & large quantities of full/half sheets may need sending in more than one tube

SHIPPING UPGRADES
Expedited shipping can be arranged on request. A telephone number will be needed to arrange collection for International deliveries.

**The weight of various papers varies so much & postage goes up in 100g or 250g (.25-1 oz) increments depending on the weight, so it's very easy for me to make errors in estimating the shipping costs for combined orders. If you are ordering several items I will always refund any over-charges, or if you prefer, you can enquire first for an estimate, or I can prepare a custom listing with the correct cost.


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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If something is wrong, I'd rather know & have the chance to put it right... please email me straight away so we can discuss the options.

If you are not happy with your item for whatever reason, just contact me within 14 days of receipt.... I will exchange or refund the purchase price, providing you return it to me in it's original condition. You pay the cost of return postage.
If you prefer to use an 'official' returns form, EU customers may use one available here> https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5452

If something is lost or damaged in transit I will refund or replace it... please let me know straight away & keep the packaging as 'evidence' for any post office investigation.
Contact me first though, before you send anything back in the post, so that we can discuss the best way forward.

Please not that non-uk customers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that items purchased may be imported to your country. Postage will not be refunded for any items returned due to customs or import restrictions.

Additional policies

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries about any of my listings or for custom orders.
I want you to be happy with your purchase... and if you are pleased, then do tell everyone, if you aren't, please tell me so that I can have chance to sort things out!

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