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What can I make with paper mache?
What can you use instead of newspaper for paper mache?
You can use tissue paper, toilet paper, or other similar paper if you want a detailed paper mache layer. You can also use cardboard for paper mache! Colored paper is also a good option for paper mache if you want to give your project a little bit of color and it is a lot cheaper than cotton paper. via
Do you let paper mache dry between layers?
The short answer is yes, Paper mache should dry in between layers but you don´t have to let it dry in between each individual layer. It is enough if you let it dry after every third or fourth layer before adding more layers. via
What should you use to seal paper mache?
To help your creation last longer, seal it with varnish or acrylic sealing spray when you're done painting it. For a natural look, use brown paper towels for the final layer of your creation. When you lay the newspaper strips onto your paper mache project, place the strips in as many different directions as possible. via
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What happens if paper mache gets wet?
Moisture from the rain or accidental water slips can cause mold that destroys the paper mache structure and can become a safety hazard if you're leaving it inside your house. However, this material is resistant to water and prevents it from ruining the paper mache structure. via
What wire should I use for paper mache?
Choose a lighter gauge and smaller mesh, like 19 gauge with a 1-inch mesh, for smaller sculptures. A heavier wire like 22 gauge with a 2-inch mesh might suit you better for larger pieces. via
How do you make paper mache shiny?
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What can you use instead of a balloon for paper mache?
Plastic, vinyl and latex are good choices.
How many layers of paper mache should you do?
Normally three to four Layers of paper mache is enough for the walls to support themselves. If you want to make something, that is bigger and more complex, like a mask for example. I would suggest using around fifteen layers. via