How to make handmade paper with relief
Learn how to make handmade paper with relief flowers made with silicone stamps.
How to do it
Moisten the paper pulp and tear it into small pieces. Leave it to soak completely.
Whisk the paper pulp to a uniform consistency either with a hand whisk or an electrical hand mixer.
Pour the mixture into a tub large enough to hold the paper making frame mould. You will need a little extra paper pulp for this idea as you will need a thicker layer of pulp to cover the silicone stamps – otherwise there will be holes in the paper.
Attach the silicone flower stamps to the screen of the paper making frame mould using adhesive dots.
Stir the mixture just before use. Hold the frame vertically at the back of the tub. The side on which the screen is attached should face you.
Submerge the frame underneath the pulp horizontally. Push it forwards and backwards until the screen is covered and lift it out of the tub. Let the water drip off. A tip: Sieve the left-over pulp from the water, leave to dry and save it for next time. Never pour it directly into the sink, as it can block the drains.
Fold a piece of felt and run it across the underneath of the frame to soak up the water. Squeeze out the water and continue like this until most of the water is absorbed.
Turn over the frame and place it with the pulp face down onto a piece of felt.
Soak up more water but only press lightly.
Carefully remove the paper making frame mould.
Carefully remove the silicone stamps and leave the paper to dry on the felt.