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Posted by: otilrotcod on Sep 16, 2011 Tagged in: Untagged STEP 1 (SOAKING OF PAPER) Soak paper in a DEEP CONTAINER. Make sure that the paper is fully soaked for quick pulping. STEP 2 (PULPING OF PAPER) There are 2 ways to PULP paper- By OSTERIZER or By HAND(Manually) Once you achieved its claylike pulpiness make sure that any traces of its original form(paper) is gone and that pulped paper was formed. STEP 3 PREPARE A PLYWOOD AS BASE FOR YOUR CREATION. STEP 4 (DRYING AND SMOOTHING) Just let your pulped creation dry under the sun. STEP 5 (BASE PAINTING) After your design has been smoothen. STEP 6 (PAINTING AND EMBELLISHING) Paint your design. STEP 7 (FRAMING) This would depend whether you wish to frame your work of art. Related:  Paper

Life As Lou :: Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class :: January :: 2008 Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Here are a few that I’ve made.

Papier Mache´ Inspirations By Rozani Papier Mache´ by Rozani Welcome to this page of fun and festivity which celebrates one of the oldest art forms in history; the art of papier mache´. From its earliest roots in China to European applications, it has proven to be durable, as well as decorative, throughout history. Be it pulp and paste or fiber and adhesive, the creative possibilities are limitless. For many generations, we have seen or experienced the use of objects made with this art form. There is such a simplicity to the the basic technique, that anyone can complete a project using only two basic ingredients. Here are some examples of objects made with similar techniques, yet different papers to achieve color variations. Colors in these examples were applied differently. Rozani Designs is pleased to display these projects and links for your enjoyment and information. Galleria Rozani - Gallery of Masks for Show and Sale. Powered by WebRing. LINKS- Fun sites and talented artists.

Card-making with easy to follow projects, and video tutorials. Recycled Geometric Light This isn’t so much a DIY project complete with tons of instructions so much as it is a jaw-dropping example of what you can do when you grab a bunch of repurposed trash and really put your mind to it. If you can follow these photos well enough to replicate this stunning light, more to you. We kind of just wanted to blog about it to highlight what a modern idea it is. “Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. What do you think? Images: Yanko Design

Papier Mache Tutorial - Tiki Mask (Moai) Introduction The Tiki is a native, spiritual figure from Hawaii. There are many different headdresses portraying different meanings, but they all have a menacing expression with a wide mouth to frighten away evil. A Tiki mask is often worn for hawaiian themed beach parties or celebrations. Here Donald Drennan shows us how to make a very realistic one. You Will Need - Cardboard- Toilet roll tubes- Styrofoam Masking tape - Glue- Jointing compound - Ceiling texture- Black and brown paint- Sea sponge- Clear acrylic sealer Step by step Here is step by step of how I made the Tiki Mask using cardboard, papier mache, drywall joint compound and paint. This is what I was going for: Real stone heads This is the second mask I have built. masking tape and glue. Cardboard structure around bin Top view I continue to build up the structure in cardboard and possibly some styrofoam , plastic, or whatever I have on hand (it's all about free discarded material for me, as much as possible). carpenter's glue and glued them on.

Iris Folding @ Learn a New Card Making Technique What Is Iris Folding? Iris folding is a fun and easy paper folding technique that can be used to make greeting cards, on scrapbook pages, or designs can be framed and hung on a wall. The texture and depth that you feel when handling an iris folded greeting card or scrapbook page is the best part. The online photos can't possibly duplicate this. Iris folding is very versatile in that any type of easy to fold paper can be used. I've taught the technique to children using regular contruction paper(can be left unfolded). Iris folding reminds me a lot of paint-by-number, except that you are using folded strips of paper instead of paint. The lines on the pattern indicate where to place your strips of paper, the numbers indicate the order that the strips are placed, and the pattern instructions tell you where to place each different colored paper, such as Pattern/Color A: 1,5,9,13,17...

Creative Wedding Guest Books | - StumbleUpon Welcome to ohAmanda! See more of my wedding & birthday party posts. It’s kinda my hobby to find fun party ideas! My sister-in-law is getting married in August. 1. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 2. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 3. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 4. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 5. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest I think I love this car and balloons better. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest But this one? Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 6. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 7. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 9. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 10. Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest So, what do you think?

Papier Mache - 3D Picture In Frame Introduction On October 4th 1998 the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC opened an extraordinary exhibit of 70 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to view these masterpieces. No form of media can convey his bold use of colour. The incredible textures which seemed to be sculpted on his canvas. I was overpowered by the emotion in his creations. You will need... - Wooden frame- Foamboard to fit into frame- 2 colours of 25lb to 40lb weight paper. Caulking - Pleastic container to mix paste in- Water- Plaster cloth or masking tape Styrofoam packaging peanuts- Celluclay / Instant papier mache- Gesso - Acrylic paints Ingredients Now we are ready to begin Old frame Start with an old frame. Attach foamboard to frame, fitting it as snuggly as possible. Attaching foamboard to frame :Caulk any gaps between foamboard and frame, as well as any gaps or cracks in frame.

Card Inspirations an introduction to iris folding Home - Techniques - Iris folding An introduction to iris folding A simple paper folding technique is combined with aperture cards to give stunning results. Square, round or die cut apertures are decorated with folded strips of different coloured papers arranged in a spiral. From left to right: folded strips of coloured paper; Iris folding pattern; finished card. The Iris folding pattern used in this demonstration is from the book Iris Folding for Christmas by Maruscha Gaasenbeek and Tine Beauveser and used by kind permission of the publishers Forte Uitgevers. Method In this demonstration we are using an Iris folding card fronts Christmas Tree Straight Edge. The design is placed on a layout pattern showing the position of the folded strips of paper. Select three different coloured or patterned papers that harmonise together. Cut your paper into strips 20 mm wide. Fold each strip in half along its length with the patterned side out. Lay your Iris folding pattern on your work surface.

Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Hand Painted Mug - StumbleUpon October 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts! Supplies: porcelain mug (mine is from CB2) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 outliner (available at Dick Blick) There are transparent porcelain paints that you apply with a brush and outliners which are thicker and opaque. How to: 1. Papier Mache Tutorial - Lamp Shade You will need: - Wood lamp stand- 25 watt lightbulb- Clothes pattern- White ( pva ) glue- 24 gauge wire- 1/4" diamond pattern wire mesh- Scissors Suppliers: Wooden lamp stand The most inexpensive wood lamp stand I found is at For a roll of wire mesh, check with Dick Blick art materials or at a local store. Part 1: Making the flower Cutting the mesh Cut 4, 10" x 10" or 12" x 12", sections from the roll of wire mesh. Stretch diagonally across the wire mesh & push down in the middle to make a half bowl shape. Taking shape Shaping the neck Make a shape for the neck area where it will wrap around the lamp's neck. If you wish, you may cut the mesh wire with scissors to change the shape. Shaping Part 2: Pasting Pattern paper Hand tear paper pattern. Alternatively, you could use torn up magazines...... Magazines ... or washi paper or any other paper of your choice. Washi paper Dip 'n' Paste Dip the paper pieces in glue and paste on one side of the wire mesh (A). Using damp cloths Decorate lamp stand