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how to do papier mache? Answered


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,

mix water with glue powder and apply it on paper with a brush. its that simple!

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!

It depends what you want to make - there are several techniques.

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