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Thread: Do you like to make papier-mache ornaments? Here's the recipe!

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    Papier-Mache

    1) Pour equal amounts of flour and water into a bucket and blend (2 cups each is good).

    2) Make a smooth liquid with no bumps.

    3) Add salt to keep from getting moldy.

    4) Add white glue for extra stickiness!

    5) Dip torn strips in and wrap!

    6) Have fun and paint when dry!

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    Thanks for sharing. How much glue and salt or is it just "to taste"? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Thanks for sharing. How much glue and salt or is it just "to taste"? :lol:
    Lots of salt if you hate black mold, lots of glue if you want it hard and just 'to taste' if you want it soft!!! Throw in cayenne if you want it Mexican and and a little garlic to keep the cats off it!!! lol. :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    lol, ptooey!

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    Thanks for thr recipe and the humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galvestonangel
    Thanks for thr recipe and the humor.
    hahaha!! Your welcome!!!! No offense to all you cat lovers out there!!! It's true. They do get into everything!! haha!!

    :D :D :D ;)

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    I've used more or less this recipe for years, and still have some of the results around. They dry hard as wood, can be molded and sand papered and painted or stained. For paint, I buy a can of whitish stuff=one time I found a gallon at Home Depot someone had ordered and didn't like the sandy coloring. Got it for 5 dollars.
    I took some out now and then and added other coloring to it. Sometimes Kool Aide, sometimes cocoa, sometimes shoe polish, some of the time other gobs of paint, anything that struck my fancy. Kool Aide is a strong dye, as any mother can tell you in the summer time. And it has such lovely colors!!! I get the big packets of different colors=excuse me==flavors, all without sugar.
    Last thing I made was a tailor's dummy for a doll house, and then made a wedding gown to put on it. The little girl I gave it to is now in college but still has it.
    I saw a doll house once that in the attic had about the same thing, except it had one dummy with a wedding dress on it, another with a pregnancy bump in front, 3 others with progressively fatter female forms!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I've used more or less this recipe for years, and still have some of the results around. They dry hard as wood, can be molded and sand papered and painted or stained. For paint, I buy a can of whitish stuff=one time I found a gallon at Home Depot someone had ordered and didn't like the sandy coloring. Got it for 5 dollars.
    I took some out now and then and added other coloring to it. Sometimes Kool Aide, sometimes cocoa, sometimes shoe polish, some of the time other gobs of paint, anything that struck my fancy. Kool Aide is a strong dye, as any mother can tell you in the summer time. And it has such lovely colors!!! I get the big packets of different colors=excuse me==flavors, all without sugar.
    Last thing I made was a tailor's dummy for a doll house, and then made a wedding gown to put on it. The little girl I gave it to is now in college but still has it.
    I saw a doll house once that in the attic had about the same thing, except it had one dummy with a wedding dress on it, another with a pregnancy bump in front, 3 others with progressively fatter female forms!!!
    What a cute story on the doll house you saw with the dummy and others!!! Wow, you are talented!!! Those unique one-of-a-kind crafts done by artisans are sought after so the college aged girl has quite a treasure and so valuable in today's market!!! I think about all the artisans across our country whose work is chosen to be used in the White House for displays at Christmastime usually done by papier mache!! I love the miniatures done for the dollhouses and scenes. Appreciate your tips on the Kool-Aid's effective use as a dye! Have to try that. Haven't really done much with this kind of art since college days, but in ele. school, it was a blast!! It's always fun to do papier mache!! Thank you, Ramona, for all your valuable input!! I'll put it to good use the next time I start a project like this!! :D :D ;) ;)

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    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Papier-Mache

    1) Pour equal amounts of flour and water into a bucket and blend (2 cups each is good).

    2) Make a smooth liquid with no bumps.

    3) Add salt to keep from getting moldy.

    4) Add white glue for extra stickiness!

    5) Dip torn strips in and wrap!

    6) Have fun and paint when dry!

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    Your welcome!!

    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Papier-Mache

    1) Pour equal amounts of flour and water into a bucket and blend (2 cups each is good).

    2) Make a smooth liquid with no bumps.

    3) Add salt to keep from getting moldy.

    4) Add white glue for extra stickiness!

    5) Dip torn strips in and wrap!

    6) Have fun and paint when dry!
    :D :D :D

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