how to do papier mache?

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Earthy Eric8 years ago
There's a bunch of different appoaches to paper mache, this method has always worked pretty good for me.

1. Make a form
2. Mix paste (two parts water, one part flour)
3. Tear up strips of newspaper
4. Coat paper with paste
5. Apply paper to form, overlap strips
6. Allow to dry
7. Apply another layer
8. Paint

Hope I helped a little,
stinkymum8 years ago
judith_ou8 years ago
mix water with glue powder and apply it on paper with a brush. its that simple!
landmanhall8 years ago
As a kid I remember tearing newspaper into strips. It tears easily verticaly but not so well horizontaly because of the way the paper is made. I would then fill a big bowl with water and fabric softener. I once made a diorama for Stompers (wind up 4x4s from the 80s) with water, starch and white glue over a frame of wood and chicken wire. Experiment and have fun!
Kiteman8 years ago
It depends what you want to make - there are several techniques.
jtobako8 years ago
Try the search function.