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Mold and Deckle
What you will make -
The mold and deckle in this project is an essential tool for handmade
papermaking presented in the Handmade Paper from Recycled Scraps
Handmade paper is made with a mold and deckle. The mold is a frame covered with metal or nylon mesh, and the
deckle is the frame that sits on top the mold. The paper is formed on the mold and the deckle is used to create
straight edges on the paper sheet.
You can purchase a mold and deckle from craft and art supply stores or make one yourself. A mold and deckle can be
made from scratch or by using recycled wood picture frames. If you are a beginner just wanting to experiment with
papermaking, a mold and deckle can be made from plastic canvas, duct tape, and cardboard.
All three options for making the mold and deckle are presented below.
Related craft: Handmade Paper from Recycled Scraps
- Make paper by hand from recycled scraps of paper.
This project is rated EASY to AVERAGE to do.