First I wrap an object such as a vase, wood hat block, or bowl in plastic wrap not only to protect the object but also to prevent the buckram from sticking to the object.
I’ve learned to also add a piece of plastic between any overlapping layers of wet buckram if I want to get them apart after it’s dried.
I wet the buckram with water using a spray bottle and allow the buckram to soften about 5 minutes, then work it into place over the shape with my hands.
I use pins, rubber bands, or string to hold the buckram in place while it dries depending on the shape I’m working with and what it’s made of.
©2012 Alice Frenz