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Weatherproofing Papier Mache. Waterproofing Papier Mache The adventurers Introduction When I have spent hours and hours creating a piece of artwork, usually the very last thing on my mind is sticking it out in the garden!

Weatherproofing Papier Mache

New Cement/Paper Mache Clay Mixture. Today’s post is by Warren Eggleton, a reader from Australia.

New Cement/Paper Mache Clay Mixture

Warren has been experimenting with the idea of altering the basic paper mache clay recipe by adding Portland cement. He’s making huge pots with the mixture, along with some of the original paper mache clay, and it looks really promising. You can see how he makes the pots below. Warren says: Misc. Formulas For Fireproofing. In coating steel or other furnaces, first brush over the brickwork to be covered a solution made by boiling 1 pound each of silicate of soda and alum in 4 gallons of water, and follow immediately with composition: Silica............. 50 parts Plastic fire clay .... 10 parts Ball clay.......... 3 parts Mix well.

Misc. Formulas For Fireproofing

Fireproof Compositions II. Pure silica (in grain) 60 parts. Paper Mache & Gesso Recipes From A Pro. This page contains recipes for several kinds of home-made paper mache paste, and home-made gesso recipes for finishing your sculptures.

Paper Mache & Gesso Recipes From A Pro

I have been messing around with paper mache for over 50 years and up until a few months ago I always came back to the easiest paper mache recipes, using plain old white flour and water paste with torn strips of newspaper. Now, however, I have abandoned the traditional layered paper process and use my new paper mache clay recipe and/or the even newer silky-smooth air-dry clay recipe for most my sculptures.

New Air Dry Clay Recipe, With Better Measurements. I wanted to standardize the new air-dry clay recipe, so it will come out exactly the same every time.

New Air Dry Clay Recipe, With Better Measurements

To do that, I measured the ingredients, and took special care to weigh the toilet paper after the water was squeezed out. The toilet paper can be squeezed too dry, and if that happens you end up with lumps in your clay. The only way to know for sure that you’re squeezing it exactly the same amount every single time is to use a scale. I know that most people in Europe use a scale in their kitchen, but you may not have one if you live in the States – unless you’re into baking great bread.

If you don’t have a scale, you might still want to watch the video to see how the paper looks before it’s mixed in with the other ingredients. Then, add up to 3/4 cup (100 grams) all-purpose flour and mix. Paper Mache Clay Recipe. Several years ago I developed a new recipe for a sculptural material I call “paper mache clay.”

Paper Mache Clay Recipe

This material is so easy to use and so easy to make that I now use it exclusively for all my paper mache sculptures. The recipe has now gone “viral” and is being used by artists all over the world. It might be a bit more accurate to call this material “home-made air-dried cellulose-reinforced polymer clay,” but that’s way too hard to say (or type!)

Papier Mache Paste Recipes. Flowers. Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects.

Flowers

I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish.

STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. Ceiling Ficture. Have you seen these amazing lamps?!

Ceiling Ficture

A designer that has her stuff on Etsy, Allison Patrick of the 3R’s Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate – 30 projects in 30 weeks) has created some pretty cool pendant shades that are pretty representative of the beautiful shape of the artichoke. Envelopes. Making envelopes from magazines was one of my favorite crafts as a kid… right up there with friendship bracelets and bedazling (don’t judge).

Envelopes

So today when I came across a stack of magazines I knew exactly what I needed to do with them. I feel like I just rediscovered an old favorite song (the one that you used to play over and over and over again and then promptly forgot about for about 6 years. Cue the nostalgia!) Heads up on the addicting nature of this one. What you need: - Envelope (Pick any size you like–just make sure it fits within a single page of your selected magazine. 1.

Welcome to SaiFou – Inspiring images. How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold.

Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Potholder from old newspapers.