I started with a pot of dry Forsythia leaves, soaked them in water overnight, then added soda ash and cooked for 3 hours. After thorough rinsing, I had a soft glob for making paper pulp. It yielded one sheet. First photo is laying flat on my desk, then flipped over and held up to sunlight in second photo. The textured lines are the stems and veins of the leaves, but it really is mostly paper-thin!