This is my crazy contraption for drying papyrus sheets:
Only a couple of weeks ago I discovered papyrus, and fell in love with it.
Here's a little trick:
Papyrus is amazing as it is, but if you dip it in oil for a day, and let it dry, it changes the texture, becomes a bit more transparent and rubbery. I was told that if I put a bit of oil paint into oil, papyrus will keep it's transparency, only get a light tone of the colour. That will be my next experiment :)
...and then I tested it...
I made all these photos with my Canon scanner, no Photoshop tweaking.