Papier-Mâché Tips

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Beginning the Craft

Start with the basics of the Easy Beginner Papier-Mâché Projects. Don’t immerse yourself, until you know you can swim. If you are new to this craft, start with light projects.

  • Papier-Mâché Pots
  • Papier-Mâché Books
  • Papier-Mâché Picture Frame
  • Papier-Mâché Magazine Holder
  • Papier-Mâché Pincil Box
  • Papier-Mâché Pencils

How To Papier-Mâché

I. Tear the paper into strips. You can use:

  • News Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Decorative Paper

II. Start by smothering the object with glue. Smear it and slide it around the area you wish to Papier-Mâché.

III. For the first layer start with newspaper. This is just the base to prepare the design.

IV. After the first base is done, take the type of paper you wish to use and apply it in different areas. It is your decor so you can design it the way you wish. Dip the newspaper into the glue and apply it to the object.

V. The last layer of mache with printer or tissue paper, so that painting is easier.