How to make Paper Clay
I fell in love with sculpting with paper mache during my first project five years ago. However, I never really found a recipe that was worth the time and effort and mess that it took to get what I wanted. As a result, I used Celluclay for most projects. However, I recently stumbled upon an incredible blog called, Ultimate Paper Mache where Jonni (the artist and blogger) shares all sorts of tips, tutorials and recipes to help anyone on their way to successfully paper mache-ing. I am blown away by what Jonni can create, but I was especially grateful for the recipe she shared on how to make your own paper mache clay. Hot dog! For my purposes, I ended up altering the recipe just slightly so that I could get the thicker consistency that I like. Paper Clay: 2 Cups toilet paper 1 Cup regular joint compound (the premixed kind. 3/4 Cups flour Start off by soaking your toilet paper in water: When it is fully wet, remove cardboard center, squeeze out as much water as you can and break up into chunks.