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Paper Mache

Hey i want to make a mask with my son of paper mache. Now i read somewhere that some wallpaper glues are bad because they cause rashes on the face. I bought one from Bison (becasue it was the only one they had) but how can i find out if this is a good one or not without giving my 4 year old a itching face?

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Best Paper Mache Recipie

Hello, I was wondering what people have found to be the best paper mache recipe out there. I'm currently using flour, elemers glue, clove oil and water, but was wondering if there is a better recipe out there.

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how to make paper mache dress form?

Step by step instructions for a paper mache body form.

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how do you publish a collection?

Tried but said "oops, something went wrong"

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I need to know how to make a dash board like in a papermache way so I can make a mold. cheap to nearly free is preferred

I have the rare opportunity to create a new interior for an aging kit car. I know what I need to do. I have the design, but little to no money. How can I create say the dash, and center console? Im looking to eventually make a mold of this so it can be replicated. I was thinking of eventually using glass resin body filler as a final fascia to provide an eventually super smooth surface once the carving and modifying is complete. Im talking to a master molds man in a few days, but could use some ideas for a construction materials to start with. So I can get to the point of making a mold for it, and start replicating my construction. Any ideas?

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What's the difference between paper mache and paper clay?

I want to try making my own paper clay or paper mache for sculpting projects (like lightweight small pumpkin people for Halloween), but various instructables use one term or the other. Is there a difference, and if so, what kinds of projects would you recommend using each product for? Thanks.

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Starburst Paper Mache. Help!

So I'm planing on covering a wooden Kleenex box with Starburst wrappers. However I'm not sure what type of liquid adhesive I should use. Is a glue/water mixture good enough? Is there anything on the market that I should use? Any homemade concoctions that would do the job? Any recommendations on how to give it a gloss finish? I'd appreciate any input you have as to what I should use. Thanks.

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how to do papier mache?

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Making Paper Mache Waterproof

I want to make paper mache garden pots, if possible, so it would be paper/flour and need to be covered in something that would not ruin the artwork/shape. I have not tried any sealants out yet, thought I would ask and see if anyone has experience with this or something similar. I have looked up some Kryolan products, but am unfamiliar with what these sealants and stuff even do. Like what is epoxy or resin? Please help me out, thanks! 

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How to make Paper Mache...

I have spent   'more than a little time' over the last few days,  seeking...    I have not found what I am looking for.    I dont want 'this is how you can do this'...    I want to find,   'this is the different ways to make paper mache, this is how use the different types, and this is what the pros and cons are of these'... I looked in the likely places, and on the Instructables site, and didnt find it... help... regards... dnorm ps.    pls dont think me rude to  'cut you off'   ...   I am Not seeking a specific solution for a given application...    I am seeking a website which provides a very broad ,    and   in depth,   description and understanding of the versatility of the craft. in spite of that...    any response is most welcome, truly... d.

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how to get rid of the paper mache texture?

I'm using paper mache on a shield and i don't want it peal off when I fight with it?help.

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Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

Topic by Ιστορία ΕλληνικούΚ    |  last reply




Kind of Paper used for Paper Mache

Not a silly question. What kind of paper do you use in items made out of Paper Mache? the instructions I have call for strips torn from old newspapers but when my local newspaper went out of business that kind of killed the supplier for this kind of craft. papers are different so the results wont be the same as with newspaper. Thought making paper mache models would be a great and kind of cheap way to try out some ideas.

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Paper Mache Power Ranger helmet?

What ways can I make this? I've done the duct tape mold method, and the balloon method. I'm not sure if either will turn out nice. I see all these Iron Man and Halo helmet instructables but never a Power Ranger one. Can you help?

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How do when make mask with paper mache for about two hours?

Rrecently, I gave mask making workshop to community and only limit of time is two hours, those possible to make the mask with paper maches?? please help me out for better way

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How do you make make a two piece plaster mold around a paper mache object?

I was wanting to make a one piece plastic meteorite from a two part plaster mold using the blow plastic mold technique. My object is a paper mache meteorite. I like to know how do I prepare my mache meteorite so it doesn't stick or brake apart in the mold.I all ready filled the inside of the mache with foam for strength.I plan to mold the paper mache meteorite, heat up a plastic bottle or one of those plastic bottle blanks they use to make plastic bottles & blow it up inside the mold making a one piece meteorite with no seems.

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for 400kg wt which DC motar i will used ?

My car over all wtis around 400. for that which motar i will user 1) how mach watt.                                                          2)how mach rpm,ampear

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how do I remove humidity from a workshop? The deminsions are 12X12?

I am working on paper mache props for a halloween party this weekend.  Yesterday a weather front moved in and rain rain rain.  Now they are calling for humid conditions for the next two days and my projects aren't complete.  The mache clay is not setting properly and I am afraid that I won't be done by Friday.

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I wish to build a drum set, i am considering using cardboard for the shells, and paper mache. any suggestions?

 I am going to try to create drum shaped cylanders with cardboard, then paper mache them to create the hardness and durability of wood. what would i use for the drum heads and will this work? also, what do i use for a bass pedal?

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Whenever I post an instructable a bunch of A like symbols appear on the instructable, how can you get rid of them? Answered

My instructable is for a big paper mache shark and its on the 4th epilog challenge see it if you can help that would be appriciated (voting would be to)

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How to create a large pencil shaped Pinata out of paper mache?

As a group project for several people at my work, we want to create a pinata(s) for the afterschool program in the shape of a pencil and eraser. We want to do it using paper mache and was wondering if anyone could provide a good detailed instruction on what we should use and how we should go about it. We are aiming at having a group of at least 5 people help out and detailed instructions so that we could split up the tasks would be excellent.

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whats the best way to paint over paper mache?

Finishing off a balloon, newspaper, and plaster pinata. there's no way I can get the frilly paper in time, but I have a decent amount of acrylic paints and other art supplies. what method would make my monster the greenest of them all?

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I need to make a GINORMOUS human sized corn-chip, doesn't need to be edible it will be used once as a mascot. any ideas? Answered

I thought paper-mache but that will take ages and i need it soon. ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT! THANKS!

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Water-proofing papier-mache...how can this be done, please?

Hi, Thanks for stopping by! I would like to do a large (2m2) outdoor papier-mache project. Essentially it's a large plant holder display and so would need to hold about 25lbs in weight and be able for me to water the pot plants it will hold. These are my concerns, and I would seriously appreciate some advice if you can: - How do I waterproof the whole thing? I was hoping to use strong wallpaper paste and then seal it with about 3 coats of oil-based paint like eggshell. The other worry I have is where I cut holes into the papier-mache there will then be an unsealed exposed edge where water could get in a separate the layers: I don't feel that paint would be sufficient for such thin areas/egdes...what would you do? Again, thanks for reading me, please help if you can. Kevin

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would a instuctable for how to make a paper mache cherry bomb be illegal and if not should I post one?

The main reason been so as I could get help off fellow members to refine the process. I would be using the resulting product for metal detecting for the recovery of buried targets in the goldfields where the ground is too hard to easily dig and on the beach if the target is deep?

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How to make a huge hollow sphere?

I am planning on a project and I need to know how to make a huge hollow sphere? I was thinking about using paper mache around a huge sphere, but dont know where to start, like what would i paper mache around. I would like the sphere to be about 30"-40" in diameter. Even though Ive said it, please remember it needs to be about 30"-40" before you answer your question. Thanks!

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Easy giant spider for Halloween? Answered

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a giant spider without all the complicated wire mesh and all the paper mache?????

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new stuff

I will post pics soon. but im posting a maching gun (rbg,fullauto) and a mp6 (mods to the mp5 gearmassalt rifle) and how to make the real quad blaster bullets.

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21 game

In the late '50's Popular Electronics magazine (out of print) published an article "building a rudimentary computer" It was called the Challenger. It was a circuit that could play the old parlor game of "21", and utilized a mechanical stepping relay to do the "computing". There was a series of 21 pilot lamps, with a 'player' and 'machine' pushbuttons. The player, and the machine, in turn, could light 1, 2, or 3 lamps, with the object being to avoid lighting the last, or 21st lamp. The machine would invariably win. The secret is that within the number 21 there are five groups of 4, with one left over. Whatever number the player selects, (1, 2, or 3) the machine then selects a number that, when added to the players choice, totals 4. (player 1, mach. 3 / player 2, mach 2/ player 3, mach. 1) It would seem that today's processors and LED's, could handle this task easily. Would you, or someone you know, be interested in designing such a circuit as a project? I built it back then but I'm afraid my knowledge is stuck back in that time and would need instructions remenicient of that era.

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how to make a 3d mushroom school project?

I need to make a model of a mushroom/ can be made of clay paper mache. just about anything. i am not a craftie person and i need it to be easy please

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Title keeps disappearing

The title of this instructable keeps disappearing: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Mache-Jack-o-Lantern/ I have had to go in to the editor and retype it in a few time since it's been published.  It seems to randomly disappear.

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is there any knex instructables that are ball machines, that use the lift of the big air ball machine?

I bought the big air ball machine, and was wondering if there are any instructables that use the lift from it.

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Would like to make something different to cover the septic tank covers?

We thourght about the Easter Island statues but not sure how. Chicken wire, paper mache and concrete mixed with vermiculite to make it lighter any ideas?

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How to start making Handmade paper ? How is Papier Mache Craft made ?

I want to start a project of making & SELLING Handmade paper . I have a team of 42 orphaned children whom i plan to indulge in this craft. Advice and support sought.

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I need some help with paper mache angry birds for a party game

For my daughter's b-day I want to make an Angry Bird game out of small pinatas. I've never actually played the game myself (prob the only person in the world who hasn't) because I don't hove time. But I thought it would be fun if I could make small birds and pigs out of paper maché, about 7 inches in diameter. Then I want to make a catapult, and hang the birds from strings from the ceiling, and have the kids shoot the pigs at them. How's that sound? First of all, is that how the game is played--pigs hit birds? Or is it vice versa? And I need the pig pinatas to be durable enough to shoot without collapsping in the catapult, and hard enough to break the birds. I want to put candy in all of them, and have quite a few on hand so all the kids can get a shot. I made a cool catepillar pinata a couple years ago for her but the kids couldn't break it because I made it too thick -__- So, I need some help with my "recipe"... Thanks

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has anyone tried to create a real car body out of paper mache?

How would the shell hold up to aerodynamic and general usage pressures? What kind of cost figures would there be? Are there any government grants available to address this idea? I figure once painted and sealed there wouldn't be any problems with weather. I can only imagine that the overall result is a lighter car, improving gas mileage. Additionally, any modifications to the shell would be a lot easier.

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not good just want to stop rust

I dont want a good job or a really bad job just want to cover or stop the car from rusting just want ok job will a spray can of mach paint from parts house work or  a cheap spray can from friend work

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How do i list folder contents in php?

I have a folder that i would like to upload files, edit files, and delete files on,  i would liek this done in php, and the folder that is being edited maches the name of the person logged in " session_register("myusername"); "  How do i do this?

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I unclogged the lint trap in my GE front load machine but am still having problems.

The machine runs through a cycle but gets down to the last few minutes and stops. now the words Door Locked are lit up but nothing else is happening. any suggestions?

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Origami Space Ship - Video evidence!

It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space

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CNC problem?

Hello all of you, i have a problem with DIY cnc. I guess missing steps? I would ask you to give your opinion? On pictures you can see CNC, and problem. Circle is not closed. I try with backlash in mach and i get a bit bether result but still not perfect circle

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Paper folding machine/jig?

Hi all, i was wanting to know if anyone knows where i could find a tutorial on how to make a paper folding jig/machine for my bookbinding to help get better folds. or if any one would like to give me some tips on how to make one 

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Worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine

After 3 months I have finally finished building the possibly the worlds smallest working Space Invaders arcade machine. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiO08w9Y558

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How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig

Hi guys! The following topic is not generating the respective PDF. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manufacture-and-Use-Your-Own-Book-Binding-J/?download=pdf Tested on Windows 8.1 Chrome 33.0.1750.154 m clean installation on Mach 30, 2014.

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