|This is "scrappy cat" a feisty little kitten who's lost his tail & a papier mache bowl that I'm working on. I have some plans for the bowl involving paint & comic books, first it needs more layers...|
|scrappy cat: right now, there's only a couple of layers on him|
|more scrappy cat: I plan on painting him black & giving him a great handmade collar|
|Scrappy Cat's face|
about 1 c. flour to 1.25 c. water, add a bit of salt to help prevent mold.
Allow to dry thoroughly between each layer or two, also to prevent mold. Use a hair dryer to help speed up the process.
use strips of paper that are about 1" to 1.5" wide. Newspaper works well, avoid paper that shines.
I started these as part of a little mini papier mache workshop from the Tacoma Arts & Crafts meetup group (Thank you, Meg). I hadn't done papier mache since grade school (remember the papier mache over balloons thing?) & had forgotten A. how & B. how much fun it can be. I'm loving this more adult version of the technique & it was fun learning how to use make something besides balloons covered with paper.
How about you? What new things have you learned? What have you been working on? SAM