I like handmade cards to accompany my purchased weaving's. I used a jigsaw to make my mold and deckle from 1/4" scrap plywood. I really like the greyish-purple color that I got from using dye. I did the papermaking outside which eliminated the mess aspect. In the picture this is the recycled cotton paper cards with matching envelopes drying in the sun.
One of my kitchen counter's is made from driftwood and the original cabin door. I also use this counter when I am weaving since I share my kitchen with my floor loom. I repainted the door with a Benjamim Moore Aura paint and the colour is Fusion (AF-675) and than I put on several coats of Stay's Clear acrylic high gloss polyurethane. With the occasional re-coat of polyurethane it should be good for another seventeen years or so.