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12-12-2001, 01:34 AM
Does anyone have an easy recipe for paper mache? I'd like to do some "fat cats" but not sure how to do the body structure for it either. Any websites with information I could check out? or good books on the subject?

12-12-2001, 08:05 AM
Hi Carly :)
I have some great recipes and several web sites for you I just need a bit to find everything :)

Are you looking for a pulp recipe or the general wheat paste?
The wheat paste one I use is excellent, won't go rancid and doesn't attract bugs.
Here is the link to my Van Gogh tutorial that has a simple wheat paste one in it.

I'll be back :D


12-12-2001, 09:26 AM
Here are some web sites that I have found useful.

The first one is "Papier Mache' Rediscovered" it deals with Proptology.
Ronnie Burkett writes a superb article and I feel it is well worth the read.


The second one has 5 of Ronnie Burkett's recipes.
Best ones I have seen :)


The last three are artist sites I thought you might like.
Good hints and some instruction.
Fun to look at :)


Hope this has been of help.
I look forward to seeing your creation :)

12-12-2001, 09:49 AM

"The Step by Step Art Of Papier Mache' "
by Cheryl Owen
ISBN 1-55521-885-7
Good basic book with excellent recipes and tips

"The Step by Step Papier Mache' Garden"
by David Papworth
ISBN 0-671-71434-1
Great book on construction.
I don't like his recipes but his tips, instructions and construction techniques are excellent.

I tried to get onto www.edwardrhamilton.com to price these.
Their site is down right now.
They have great bargins on books.

12-15-2001, 01:19 AM
Thanks so much for all your help!! I'm going to check out some of the websites and see what I can find. I want something so simple that a kid could do it...LOL!

12-15-2001, 09:15 AM
Glad leaflin fielded this one. She is the expert in this medium. I've done little paper mache work, but after seeing some of hers I think it would be fun to experiment again.

12-15-2001, 09:08 PM
:) Glad to be of help Carly

:) Thanks Sass

12-15-2001, 11:28 PM
i want to try paper mache, thanks leaflin!:)

12-17-2001, 06:39 AM
I need a break from what I have been doing -- sounds like fun.

Thanks for the thread, Carly.

Leaflin Thank-You for all the great info.

The Best To All,

12-20-2001, 06:37 PM
Terrific stuff, Leaflin! Thank you!

12-23-2001, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the info Leaflin. If anyone is considering playing with this medium let me just tell you... Go for it!! It's fun fun fun! The creative possiblities are endless.

12-28-2001, 11:26 AM
I was talking to my "Whatever" the other day and I believe he is lonely :)
I think I need to create him a friend in the New Year.
Maybe something with long flowing feathers.
This time I will take good photos :)

I Love Papier Mache' :D

01-08-2002, 05:35 PM
I agree that Leaflin is the expert here in Paper Mache.
I have made a couple of pieces myself, and found that chicken wire was very good for making up the framework for the larger pieces, its fiddley but easy to do, you just shape the wire into the shape you want and cover with mache.
Heres a link to a piece I did using this method

;) ;)