Part 4. After Adding 5 Layers of Paper, That Have Dried, Remove From the Wooden Frame.

I usually add 5 layers of paper to have quite a hard consistency. The more layers of paper, the harder the final product is. After each layer has been added & dried – see Lesson 3. http://jeantori.com/2012/07/paper-making-lessons-part-3/, cut around the paper on the wooden frame with a Stanley knife.

Cutting the handmade paper around the wooden frame

Cutting the handmade paper around the wooden frame

Once you’ve cut the paper, slowly push it away from the wooden frame, near the edges of the wood, so that you don’t puncture the paper.

Pushing the handmade paper off of the wooden frame

Pushing the handmade paper off of the wooden frame

Once the paper has loosened, you can push the paper away more forcefully, and you can also begin to tear it off the wooden frame too.

Pushing and tearing the paper away from the wooden frame

Pushing and tearing the paper away from the wooden frame

Finally, once most of the paper has come away from the frame you can do one final tear to remove it.

Final tearing away of the handmade paper from the frame

Final tearing away of the handmade paper from the frame