This is a papier mache Audrey II that I did for Halloween this year. I love doing papier mache and thought that the plant from outer space was perfect for this medium. I wanted to make this using stuff I already had around the house, but I had to buy the styrofoam and the posterboards. Try and experiment around with different items to make your armature, be creative! This took a little over a week to make and I ended up spending $18 on supplies I didn't already have.
I use DIF wallpaper adhesive mixed in a coffee can with water, about half and half, and shredded (not cut) strips of newspaper.
You will need:
DIF wallpaper adhesive
lots of newspaper
3 heavy weight posterboards
3 light weight posterboards
6 wire clothes hangers
hot glue gun
chunk of styrofoam
large flower pot
Blow up balloon and tie off. Mix wallpaper adhesive with water, tear strips of newspaper, and cover balloon completely except for the tied end. Let dry overnight. Repeat layers and drying four times. Cut the tied end off and let balloon deflate, pull it out and cover the hole with a layer of newspaper strips.
Bunch up a piece of newspaper to be about a one inch thick rope and long enough to go from one side to the other. Use a picture of Audrey to help eyeball the placement. Tape in place.
Doing the same thing again make a lower lip and the side muscles of the mouth.
Cover this whole part with more strips of papier mache and let dry. After it dries you can go back and "fill" in parts with more strips and/or wads of newspaper, papier mache over the added on parts.
Use twine to make the plant veins, then cover it all with more layers of papier mache. Turn over and repeat on the bottom.