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Paper Mache & Gesso Recipes From A Pro

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. 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. However, for younger artists or for those who really don’t want to make the trip to the hardware store, these following recipes work just fine, and most of the tutorials on this site would work using these traditional paper mache recipes. Paper Mache Paste Recipes: Paper Mache Recipe #1 White flour and water make a remarkably strong paste. Boiled Flour and Water Paste: Raw Flour and Water Paste: How thick should you make your paste? Glue-Based paste: Related:  Art & Culture

Paper Mache Clay Recipe Several years ago I developed a new recipe for a sculptural material I call “paper mache clay.” 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!), so for now, let’s just call it paper mache clay. The first video below shows how to make the paper mache clay, and the second video answers some common questions that I’ve received from readers since I first developed this recipe. I usually make mine fairly thin so it can be spread over an armature like frosting, by using less flour than the recipe calls for – but you can also make it thicker, with more flour, when you want more control over the modeling process. Paper Mache Clay on Snow Leopard Sculpture Making Your Paper Mache Clay Tools: Step 1.

Everything2 Upcycled Mason Jar Lights from Boots N Gus - Epheriell Designs Wow. I was just blown away when I came across Boots N Gus! I mean, how completely awesome are their collection of upcycled mason jar lights and chandeliers? …so, what did you think? Of course, my eternal problem reigns supreme – just which one would I choose? Oh, and make sure to check out the rest of Jeff and Marks’ creations – they use vintage cookware in their light-making adventures, too. Running Bride and Groom Preview Included The head is hand-sculpted based on the photos you provide. You can preview each stage of the creation process. Frequently Asked Questions 1. After you complete the order for this custom figure, we will email you a request to send front and side photographs of your face. 2. Because every figure is sculpted by hand, it will take about 3-4 weeks for your custom figure to be completed and presented to you for approval. 3. Poly-clay. 4. Yes, please request your baker to put a support inside the cake. 5. Clean the figures with a damp cotton swab. 6. Due to the personalized nature of the figures, all sales are final. Note: The bobblehead will be have exaggerated, cartoony facial features. Sorry, but this product has been discontinued. items.

... leaf lanterns - | Blog A few weeks ago I began to notice the inevitable shift that happens every year around this time... the days have gotten shorter and the nights progressively longer (and colder!). This rather obvious realization got me thinking though, about all the fun things I did as a kid to get ready for this increase in darkness. One of which was to create a little light of my own. Start by mixing the glue with some water (about 2% milk consistency). Once the balloons are thoroughly coated string them up to let them dry completely. Once the tissue paper has dried completely (preferably over night), it's time to pop the balloon. Once the balloon is out attach the handle and any decorative additions, as well as place a small tea light candle at the bottom of the lantern. All that's left to do is wait for the sun to go down, light the candle, and be your own light on dark fall nights... Love the glowy-ness! ~Jordan P.S. *Last time in Crafts and Imagination: October Whims

Papier Mache Types & Tutorials Wheat Paste Recipe: (Sticks well to most things except plastic!) You will need: - Water- White flour (easy blend works really well, but must contain gluten)- Salt- Weldbond or exterior (brown) woodworkers glue- Large mixing bowl - Storage container (large empty plastic milk or juice carton)- Long mixing spoon- Kettle or pot for boiling water Proportions to use Mixing in the following proportion works best to cook it properly! - 1 litre luke warm water- ¼ cup of table salt as preservative - 1 litre all purpose white flour- 1 litre BOILING WATER You may decide to leave out the salt as it can react with some of the finishes. How to make the paste Stir salt (optional) and flour into lukewarm water until well mixed. Pour in BOILING WATER! Allow to cool before using. Keep refrigerated and air dry in a dry location as it can go mouldy in dampness. Paper Mush How to make the mush Tear up into small confetti like pieces, several pages of the paper. Slabs Twigs Strips Strips we have all done. linseed oil

How Real Is Breaking Bad - Lessons from an Ex Drug Kingpin Breaking Bad's bloody blend of Bunsen burners and broken bodies has already won it critical acclaim and a committed fan base, but what we wanted to know is if the series, finishing its run in a few short weeks, has also managed to remain true to its depiction of the drug trade. To find out, we decided to talk to a former drug kingpin. Cavario H. describes himself as a third-generation hustler and gangster. ESQUIRE.COM: Was there anything in Breaking Bad that struck you as being especially realistic? CAVARIO H.: They really got the evolution of character. ESQ: But then he starts changing. CH: White gets exposed to certain extreme conditions. ESQ: So morality becomes blurred? CH: Yeah. ESQ: And so Walter evolves. CH: You remember when Walter steals that barrel of chemicals in the first season? ESQ: Did you ever see anyone like Walter White? CH: We used to call these guys weekend warriors, these guys who say, "Man, all that money you're making! ESQ: Can you give an example? CH: Yeah! CH: Yeah.

Quotes On Canvas Make Meaningful Wall Art If there are two things I love it is family photos and wall words. Filling our home with cherished photos and words that inspire makes me just plain happy. I found a great deal on a faux photo canvas and did some photo editing to combine two of my very favorite things. A little canvas for my daughter’s room that makes a big impact. There is something about mothers and daughters that just cannot be explained. I did some photo editing using Picknic and made some magic using a simple and sweet photo. I’ll love you foreverI’ll like you for alwaysAs long as I’m livingMy baby you’ll be- Robert N. I have to admit, when I picked this up and looked at it for the first time, I had tears in my eyes.

25 Repurposed Magazine Projects - DIY It's time for another installment of 'My Favorite Things'. This time I've scoured the net and found 25 of the best repurposed magazine projects. These repurposed craft and DIY ideas range from easy to advanced, some come with tutorials, and others you get to figure out for yourself (or even buy in the case of a few). What do I like best with repurposed magazine arts and crafts...they are low-to-no cost! The downside? They can often be VERY time consuming projects - so beware! Ready to be inspired? beads boxes drink coasters placemats wrist purse wallet wall art (leaves) decorative bowl photo frame hanging mobile clock mirror frame wall art flowers a wall of stacked magazines! wreath end table vases portrait art portfolio/briefcase starburst mirror art extra seating stool hanging stars Until next time... Michael Stumble this post

Advanced Papier Mache Recipes Some Advanced Papier Mache - Papier Maché Pulp Recipes Warning: Due to some of the ingredients and techniques involved in this tutorial, this is not recommended for children without adult supervision. Introduction I've been making paper maché items since I was 13 years old. My Grandmother used to make bird houses and feeders that my Grandfather would laquer with the remains of a product he used for finishing car paints (he was a car mechanic). Later on in life I got fascinated by the world of puppeteering (the muppet show is still in my top 5 favourite shows) and started my first trek in the business when I was 18. One of the things that fascinates me the most is that to the contrary of many beliefs, paper mache isn't just paper and glue. Here are a few that are my most used. Finishing paper mache (porcelain finish) You will need: - 1/2 roll good quality white toilet paper- 1 tablespoon raw linseed oil Instructions:Rip, mix and apply... simple as that! "Hard mache" (for strong pieces) Grind!

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! Of all the questions that get asked on this site, one of the most common ones is "how do you waterproof papier mache?" The topic has been discussed over and over and everyone has different experiences. The location too, makes an enormous difference to how long it will survive with different sealers. I decided that the only fair way to do this was to make some simple items in an identical way, paint them, and then seal them with different finishes. This experiment is to test purely and simply the sealers/paints on papier mache. Note: None of these products/paints that are being tested were made specifically for papier mache, so it is just a case of trial and error. Weather Conditions Here in the UK we have all weather conditions - hot sun (occasionally!) Making the models pva emulsion paint.

futuristic-airships-built-north-134844914.html.url A British manufacturer hopes to build a fleet of airships for Yellowknife’s Discovery Air to supply remote communities and enterprises in the North, the two companies say. The futuristic giant blimps from Hybrid Air Vehicles would cost $40 million each, Discovery Air Innovations, a Quebec-based subsidiary of Discovery Air, announced after signing a tentative deal with HAV. The aircraft use a mix of non-flammable helium and air power to fly and can land on almost any surface, HAV says on its website. They'll be able to carry up to 50 tonnes of cargo to mining camps and remote communities, HAV says. Stuart Russell, the vice-president of a Yellowknife mining logistics company, suggests northern transportation is a challenge just waiting for solutions. "It's a huge logistical challenge when the ice roads fail,” he told CBC News. Hybrid Air Vehicles and Discovery Air Innovations are working together to design the airship for the North and get it through the certification process.

Handmade crafters label branding kit by Cathe Holden Four amazing branding label sets in 4 splendid colors: Black, Celery, Turquoise and Cigar. Each color set has 14 different sizes. Start branding the products you sell! Label your bottles, tin containers, envelopes, cartons and any other product packaging with the same amazing design. Each color set is available in 2 different types of fillable printable PDF templates: one is auto-fill: insert your info and hit tab and the complete label sheet fills up. The second allows you to insert different information into each label cell or graphic. Use these size to print: Specs: These label templates are downloaded as cross-platform PDF files, which are application independent. Fonts: If you want to change the font type, size or color, (as well as bold, italics, etc.) select Control +E if you’re using a PC or Apple + E on a Mac. Tips: Printer settings vary from user to user. Here are the images for all the designs in each set: