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Transform boring sheets of paper into simple and fun craft projects.
You Will Need
- A sheet of cardstock
- A cardboard or thick 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)
Create a stencil
Select a piece of heavy cardstock that is larger than the picture you wish to frame. Trace the shape of the cardstock onto a cardboard or plastic sheet that is the same size as your mold and deckle, allowing for an extra inch on each side. Cut out the shape using your craft knife.
Dip the stencil in a vat of pulp
Place the cardboard stencil between your mold and deckle. Dip the mold and deckle into the vat of paper pulp at a 45-degree angle and draw them toward you.
Lift the stencil from the pulp
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 frame 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 the screen several times, and then raising the mold up. Let the paper dry.
Assemble the frame
Cut a window for the picture out of the paper frame with your craft knife, and then tape the picture to the back of the frame. Finally, tape the cardboard stock backing over the back of the frame.