best paper mache recipe
so I need to start working on my Halloween mask, and I am overwhelmed by all of the "best" paper mache recipes.
Does anyone on here have a tried and true paper mache recipe? if so, would you please share? thanks!
I use 3 parts glue 1 part water mix I don't reccomend flour bc bugs are drawn to it as a food source...groooooos
I agree. Whatever you do, don't use a flour and water paste/mix. It goes rotten after a while unless you preserve it really well, and even if it doesn't rot bugs can tunnel into it and not only fill it with bugs but also create little holes all over you mask. And it's just gross.
Glue and water are a pretty good direction to go. I don't remember what I usually use - I don't make big things all that often, so I usually just guess at the amounts. 3 to 1 sounds about right, though. Good luck with your mask :]
You can use glue,water and newpapers but they should wet and usually the wet newspapers are drippy and if we touch it it s like strands of cotton so that's what you need so what you do is mix white glue into wet crumpled newspaper but I recommend to tear it into pieces and mix then after it is all gooey you add little water again too watery add glue that s how you balance and
so, do I dip the newpaper strips into my mixture or add the newspaper into it and stir and get it out? I haven't paper mached anything for yearsssss, haha. Thank you for the glue recommendation! I was going to use flour because all of the tutorials I found suggested it, but ickyyyyy.
Yep dip the strips in the mixture..if if is too gooey add water too watery??add newspaper and glue
There's matte gel if you want your paper mache to be very hard when it's dry. It's kinda like a paste version of modpodge... it's less sticky and dries faster but it adds a hard matte finish.
Thank you for all your help.
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