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Transform boring sheets of paper into simple and fun craft projects.
You Will Need
- An envelope
- A cardboard or plastic sheet
- A craft knife
- A mold and deckle
- A vat of paper pulp
- A flat surface
- A damp cloth
- Two flat picture frames (optional)
- Screen (optional)
- Sizing solution (optional)
Create a stencil
Unfold an envelope and trace its shape on a piece of cardboard or thick plastic that is the same size as your mold and deckle. Cut out the shape using the knife to create an envelope stencil.
Dip the stencil in a vat of pulp
Place the cardboard stencil between your mold and deckle. Dip the mold and deckle with the stencil sandwiched in between into a vat of paper pulp at a 45-degree angle, and draw them toward you.
Lift the stencil out of the vat
Raise the mold, deckle, and stencil to the surface in one continuous movement. Then remove them from the pulp. Allow the water to drain. Shake the mold and deckle from side to side to allow the paper fibers to settle.
Remove the envelope from the stencil
Remove the deckle and transfer the layer of pulp inside the stencil to a flat surface covered by a damp cloth. Place the mold upside down on the surface, tap it a few times, and then raise it up and let the paper dry.
Assemble the envelope
Fold the side and bottom flaps of the envelope and glue them down.