PART 3. Adding Mulberry Paper Layers to the Wooden Frame.

Once the first layer of paper has been added and dried, then you can add the next layer in the exact same way. Cover the next piece of paper in the glue mixture – see first lesson: http://jeantori.com/2012/07/paper-making-lessons-part-1/ and then place that on top of the first layer of paper.

Adding the second layer of paper

Adding the second layer of paper

Remember to wrap the second layer of paper around the corners of the wooden frame.

Spreading the second layer around the corners of the wooden frame

Spreading the second layer around the corners of the wooden frame

Finally, pummel the paper on the wooden frame, as described in lesson 2 http://jeantori.com/2012/07/paper-making-lessons-part-2/ and this time you will also need to turn the frame over and do the same pummeling technique directly on the paper, in order to get rid of the air bubbles between the two layers of paper. Afterwards, use a light bristled brush over the paper on the front side of the frame, in order to smooth it out.

Once you’ve finished, allow to dry for another 24 hours.

Pummeling out the air bubbles between layers of paper

Pummeling out the air bubbles between layers of paper