Well i know the basics of it, doing it in elementary school and all, but i want to know if there is a way i could make it look better, and less lumpy.
I don't think there is, it's just because of the way it dries, it shrinks as is dries, like clay, only clay is better...try and find some mod rock, it's heavy, much heavier then paper mache but dries less lumpy. It's the stuff they put your arm in when you've broken it basically.
plaster? ya, im getting some (if we can find it ) on my boyfriends payday, but I've been looking at masks, because i love doing them, and alot of really pricey ones are Paper Machie, but they don't look anything like the elementary school mask. They are amazing, but i think they put dry wall filler on it. But im going to try and do it with just paper towels and such. I hope it works.
you could try to find paper clay, its clay mixed with a lot of water mixed with paper fibres so its a lot lighter and you can do a lot more things with it then regular clay. I don't know where you can get it from though, I made mine with the teacher at college. I have work at college made of paper clay and I was able to put a lot of extra detail using bits of the paper clay on top of more paper clay, normal clay would have collapsed with the weight.
Maybe it'll help if you get thinner strips of paper for the top layers.
Also varnish it all when you're finished.
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