Picture of Puppet making: Painting a papier mache puppet head

This shows the steps to get a papier mache puppet head from a blank shape to the finished painted facial features.

This video shows the process speeded up, and the steps explain what was done to paint the puppet

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Here is a blank casted papier mache head of a policeman.  Papier mache is generally very absorbant. It can be sealed with PVA but applying base coat of emulsion paint is very effective, and gives a good reflective surface for any subsequent coulurs to show up over.
JakeTobak6 years ago
Reminds me of Pinhead from the Puppet Master series.
rosemarybeetle (author)  JakeTobak6 years ago
Hi, not seen that, but had a quick look up on web. Looks amusing