How to Paper Mache tear newspaper into strips. HINT: always make the last layer of mache with white computer paper or paper towel so that painting is easier. It takes FAR less paint. Cover your project with no more than 4 layers of paper mache. Trish offered these tips for working with paper mache... "I briefly looked at your dolphin paper mache... Try this easy paper mache paste recipe: - Take 1 heaped soup ladle of powdered cornstarch - Place in a heat proof bowl - Add enough COLD water to form a paste and to dissolve powder to consistency of thick cream. - Pour in one kettleful (1.7 litres) of RAPIDLY BOILING (MUST be bubbling away...) and stir like crazy...! It is very very HOT like porridge and it can form lumps so I usually give it a whisk or beating with my electric mixer to smooth it.Paste should change from opaque white to translucent once the boiling water is added. Salt can be added to prolong shelf life." Thanks Trish!
Creating a papier mache head of Felix Morton Materials needed: Papier mache mix (flour and water) Strips of newspaper Balloon(s) Primer / white matte paint Acrylic paint (various colours) Cardboard (cereal packets work great) Masking tape Black marker pen Tools Scissors* (optional) Stanley Blade* or similar *children should be supervised Preparation: Papier Mache Mix There are several ways to make papier mache, and some involve cooking, but I went with the way I learned as a child: simple flour and water . Balloons I needed a balloon large enough to make a framework for the papier mache to cover my whole head. Blow the balloon up until it's larger than your head. Newspaper Cut or rip the newspaper into strips about an inch wide.
Decorating With Crates - remodelingtherapy.com Crates have a simply charming style that can add that extra touch to any room of your house. I know I need about at least 10 of these now and I plan on grabbing every single one I run across in the near future. I never thought of turning a crate upside down and adding legs to create a crate table…love it, want it! Check out these inspiring ideas… Add a couple to your wall for a lovely open shelf look that only took minutes to create…that’s an awesome weekend project! What a great touch for a guest room! I love color and this is a fun way to brighten up your wall and help you organize at the same time. These are just fabulous! Simply stack them for instant storage and style! Do you have any crates?
Felting Project: A Rug! This is the most beautiful felt project we’ve seen. Strips of felt are wrapped around each other with hot glue to create this amazing swirled effect. What a great project for a snowed-in weekend and a movie marathon with the family. The kids could even help cut strips and decide on color combination while you operate the hot glue gun. Would you attempt something like this? Keep reading to see more pictures and find out where to find more details about this beautiful felt project! You can see all the instructions and details here on The Crafts Dept blog A few other fun pictures of the process: Images: Martha’s Crafts Department Blog Other post of mine you might like: The Best Thing to Happen to Your Baby’s Feet This Winter! Zara Kids Winter Collection Snow Bricks!
Fish-in-a-Bag Soaps These adorable novelty soaps will get the kids to actually want to take a bath! You Will Need: Instructions: 1. Cut your soap base into chunks and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted. You will need approximately 1/2 lb of soap for this project. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. To Use the Soap: Make a small cut in the bag and tear it off of the soap.
How-to Paper Mache Mask Paper mache is a fun and easy way to sculpt just about anything. The best part is that it only takes a little flour and water to get the job done. Make a strong mask that will fit your face perfectly with this complete photo tutorial. What You'll Need: 1/2 a cup of flour 1 cup of water A large bowl A few pages of newspaper or magazine paper Vaseline or aloe lotion Yarn, hemp or string to tie on when finished Once you have all your materials handy, let's get started. (Need help? Geek Techniques: How to Make a Big Head Costume! | Lounge Geeks Have you ever wanted to have a big head?!? I’m sorry. What a ridiculous question! Who hasn’t?!?!? NBA JAM! What You’ll Need: • A Stack of Newspapers • Tape – I use masking tape • Scissors and/or Exacto Knife • Glue – Hot-Glue Gun works well • Flour • Water • A Medium or Large Bowl • Paint – I used a peach color for my skin tone and mixed peach and red for the lips • Felt (optional) – I use black and white • Fur Fabric (optional) – Choose for your hair color if your hair is short • Ribbons (optional) – Coupled with felt, this can be used for longer hair • Bicycle Helmet • Large Piece of Foam – at least 14″ x 14″ x 4″ • Twine/String/Yarn Step One [Building the Skeleton]: Fig. 1a Fig. 1b Fig. 1c Fig. 1d First we start off by building the skeleton, or frame for the head. Begin to tape the skeleton together based on how you want your head shape to be. Don’t worry about making this perfect. Skeleton done! Step Two [Paper-Mache the Head]: Fig. 2a Fig. 2b Fig. 2c Fig. 2d Fig. 3a Fig. 3b Fig. 3c Fig. 3d
TUTORIAL: Come fly with me The never-ending bedroom redesign for little punk continues. I feel like I’ve been working on this room For.Ev.Er! I had been going back and forth over what to do over the bed as you can see on my Pinterest board HERE. Then I get stuck… Then I start doubting what I’ve already done… Then I start hating what I’ve already done… I refused to let that happen with this room…I mean I just bought curtain fabric, man…I gotta finish! I wasn’t really in love with anything that I was toying with in my mind…but then I thought of doing a cascade of butterflies from her headboard up to the sky, similar to this one. I tried to create on ombre effect using cream colored paper for the bottom butterflies and slowly getting brighter as it went up. It took me a little less than 2 hours to get these all cut and hung. I love how they come off her headboard…kinda like they are in her dreams, like a speech bubble. I’m sharing the template with you just in case you want to make some too. Scissors Pencil or sharpie
Giant Paper Rose Flower If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding! Materials (to make one giant rose) Step 1: Cut the petals Cut 5-6 teardrop petals and 15-6 heart-shaped petals from the petal colored crepe paper. IMPORTANT: Crepe paper is directional so it matters which way you’re cutting the paper. Repeat until all of your petals are cut Step 2: Cut the leaves + calyx Step 3: Make the rose stem