Prep a nice fine pulp, colored or plain. You can make bags full, ahead of casting session. Wet pulp keeps well under refrigeration. We also dry it in blocks and rehydrate as needed for small projects.
Lay absorbent felt or towelling over the mold and press evenly to remove water and compress fibers. We love microfiber towels for this; big sponges work well too.Press with hand, stomp brush, sponge or small roller. Finish with tea towels or paper napkins to check with fingertips for complete water press-out.
then gently lift towards the center
working from a few outside starting points.
Finished cast, next to mold.