I've been noticing a lot of paper mache things on the interweb these days. Could be because I recently made a giant teapot out of the stuff for a group project in school, but funnily enough the ones I've noticed have more than the main media in common where all have been painted gold, like this bowl or the super cool gold nugget-esque ring (as seen above) by Vancouver's Fluur. My teapot has faux gold leaf too :)
Remember how to make the classic paper mache paste? I find that 1 cup of flour to 2.25 cups of water makes the perfect consistency. Before making the teapot it had been a couple decades since my last paper mache project so I was super suprised at how sturdy the finished product was. Find more info on how to paper mache here.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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