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How to Make Paper Part 3

In this part of the tutorial we finish the making of the paper! That was pretty easy wasn't it!

Part 1 of this tutorial is here

 

Place on paper

Place it on an absorbent surface like felt or paper towels. And gently lift the screen off the paper, leaving it on the paper towel.

Put blotter on top

Cover it with some kind of absorbent material. It can be felt or paper towels.

Pad it dry

Continue to pad the paper dry. Replace the paper towels if needed. At this point you just want to get most of the water out of it.

Between felt layers

Now I put the paper between two sheets of felt. Use felt if you have it. Otherwise a couple of layers of paper towel is quite ok.

Press under books

Place some books on it and press down very firmly. Then go ahead and place more books/weights on it. And let it set overnight to dry.

That's it! Once your paper is dry it is done! Congratulations!!!

 

NextWant to learn some more techniques? Continue on to the intermediate techniques including dipping and molding paper.


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