How to Create Paper Mache


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One of the easiest ways to create Paper Mache is by using white flour, pasted water and newspaper which is torn in small strips.  I experimented many times to make Paper Mache until I came across this. Now I left all my traditional techniques of making this and am only using this newly found recipe of mine. For individuals who do not want to make trips to the hardware store this is so far the best solution.

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The recipes of mixing water and white flour make a highly strong paste. The mix makes so good and durable a paste that some people can even build up houses with it. The finished output is so strong that after adding sand and drilling them it looks like wood.

How to Create Paper Mache:

Water paste and boiled flour – One good way to create Paper Mache is to make a paste with water and white flour which is made to boil. After some experimentation it was found that such a paste is not as durable as a raw paste. So what is needed are many layers of paper for making the sculpture finished product so that it is stiff. Since it is dry is preferred by people. For making a boiled form of paste one can mix a heap of white flour along with a cup of water. Make this paste in a small pan. Stir so that there are no lumps. Now put this pan on the stove in a medium flame and boil it. Allow it to cool.

Paste with raw flour – I use this paste always. This is stronger than the boiled paste and one can make this entire project with few paper layers. For making this paste one can pour little white flour in the bowl, add water slowly and then stir it. How thick the paste will be is completely up to an individual. Thin pastes can be watery and runny while a thick one is like a hotcake batter.

Paste glue based – One can use a professional glue to mix water and flour.

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Papers used to make Paper Mache – Newspaper are the paper used to create Paper Mache. These newspapers are torn into small strips. Newspapers are cheap and come in soft paper and they can be easily moulded to bend and make it as a sculpture. One can also make use of brown craft paper. This can be a good source or warm colour.

Joint Compound recipe with easy glue
One can make a gesso based Paper Mache by using three portions of compound and a glue with acrylic paint. The paint is not needed. Coat the gesso and use sand on it and use a damp sponge lightly. Make it smooth and add layers on it until it its smooth.

It is better to create Paper Mache from just anything. With this one can make unique projects in great details. This is an enjoyable stuff to make. Such Paper Mache can be a stable project.

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