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It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Local Paper Goes Green

It has been years since I have played with good old fashion paper mache.

After reading through our local Bargain paper, instead of tossing it out ...I thought why not make this my next Go Green project.

I have had these Styrofoam balls that had been left over from my son's wedding decorations a few years back that we did not use.

Also a wooden skewer from my kitchen.

The local bargain paper after I was finished reading it.

Paper Mache Mix
1 cup flour
1 cup hot water
Tbs Salt
The end result is a Halloween Tower of Pumpkins.

Finished off the end with adhesive backed felt.
Here is the basics of how this came together if you would like to give it a try.
Slice off the bottom ball to lay flat.
Push the wooden skewer through the Styrofoam, dab with hot glue to hold them together.
Using 3 layers of Paper Mache to cover the Styrofoam....make sure each layer has completely set and is dry before applying the next layer of Mache.
Acrylic paint for the first layer
Next a layer of sponged on alcohol Ink, a spritz of Glimmer Mist.
Paint on your faces.
Finish off with sponged on Distress Stickles and Mod Podge.
Most important !!! Let each layer dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
Lots of fun to create!!
Thanks for stopping by : )... have a great weekend .


Deanne Burton said...


Sue from Oregon said...

Your creations are just amazing! You have a real talent and lots of patience!

Ali said...

GREAT project! TYFS!