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Transform boring sheets of paper into simple and fun craft projects.
You Will Need
- A greeting card
- A cardboard or thick plastic sheet
- A craft knife
- A mold and deckle
- A vat of paper pulp
- A flat surface
- Damp cloth
- Two flat picture frames
- A screen
- Sizing solution
Create a stencil
Unfold a greeting card and trace the shape on a piece of cardboard or thick plastic that is the same size as your mold and deckle. Cut out the shape using your craft 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 the paper 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, shaking the mold and deckle from side to side.
Remove the card from the stencil
Remove the deckle and transfer the layer of pulp inside the stencil to a flat surface covered by a damp cloth by placing the mold upside down on the surface, tapping on the screen, and then raising the mold up. Let the paper dry.
Fold the card
Fold the card, put it in an envelope, and send it to someone you love.