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Transform boring sheets of paper into simple and fun craft projects.
You Will Need
- A box
- A cardboard sheet plastic sheet
- A craft knife
- A mold and deckle
- A vat of paper pulp
- A damp cloth
- A flat surface
- Glue or tape
- Two flat picture frames (optional)
- A screen (optional)
Create a stencil
Unfold a small, one-piece cardboard box and trace it onto a piece of cardboard or thick plastic that is the same size as your mold and deckle. Then cut out the shape using the craft knife to create a box stencil.
Dip the stencil in a vat of pulp
Place the box stencil between your mold and deckle. Dip the mold and deckle with the stencil sandwiched in between into the vat of pulp at a 45-degree angle and draw them toward you.
Raise the stencil from the vat
Raise the mold, deckle, and stencil to the surface in one continuous motion. Then remove them from the pulp. Allow the water to drain and shake the mold and deckle from side to side to allow the paper fibers to settle.
Remove the box form from the stencil
Remove the deckle and transfer the layer of pulp inside the stencil to a damp cloth on a flat surface by placing the mold upside down on the surface, tapping the screen and then raising the mold up. Let the paper dry.
Assemble the box
Assemble the box by folding and gluing or taping the edges using the disassembled box as a guide.