I used two similar, yet different methods for these bowls. For the rose petal inclusion bowl and the blue oval bowl, I started with a piece of handmade paper that I'd made some time ago following these basic instructions. Both of these papers were on the heavy side. I wet them on both sides by passing them under a gentle stream of warm tap water, first one side then the other. I worked quickly because I wanted the paper thoroughly moistened, but not disintegrating into pulp. The thinner your paper the gentler the stream of water needs to be so as not to tear a hole in the paper. Next, I formed the wet paper over the bowl/mold. There were places I needed to pleat and overlap the paper to make it fit snugly.
The square, pink bowl was made using the basic papermaking instructions up to the point of sandwiching the paper between couch sheets. Instead of doing this, I laid the paper over my original bowl and molded it. There was still plenty of moisture in the pulp, so I was able press it in the original piece with a minimum of overlap.
Here are the three bowls, freshly molded and drying.
Here is my trio of handmade paper bowls.
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