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  1. B Diederich
    B Diederich at |

    Lovely site–I made a batch of your clay to make a small faux ram’s head trophy for my son.
    As I was watching your bunny video on creating the head, I realized I sometimes get frustrated with lots of tape-pulling.
    I think it is a lot more convenient now (and faster!) to plug in a hot glue gun and use THAT to stick together lumps of taped newspaper wads. Then I used tape for security–just an idea!
    I am going to show my students this site tomorrow…so glad I found it.
    Thank you,
    BD

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  2. Ann Elizabeth Schlegel
    Ann Elizabeth Schlegel at |

    Jonni … your site is exactly what I needed for new inspiration ! I love your easy and informative style and approach. I will be attempting a Degas bunny for my studio window for the Spring season. Also, I look forward to purchasing your book(s).

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work !

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  3. Monica r.
    Monica r. at |

    So glad to know I am not the only one to decapitate my creations.
    Off with their heads!

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  4. Lynn Piazza
    Lynn Piazza at |

    Hello,
    I bought your book and am having a blast with paper mache.
    Thanks for all your hard work and knowledge.

    I was wondering about the liquid antiquing, you talk about, and am having a problem finding the right kind. I know yours says Golden, but I can’t find it in any craft stores or online. Is it the kind you wipe on then wipe off? Thanks for your help. Also do you put it on before the glaze or after?
    Thanks Lynn

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  5. Kathy
    Kathy at |

    WHAT A FABULOUS SITE!!!!! Jonni, you are so amazing! I love all of the videos, tutorials and inspiration. …and I just watched the rabbit head come to life….what a sweet sculpture it is turning out to be!!! I just ordered your book. It should be here this week…can’t wait!!!!! I already bought the ingredients. I’ve been working with a celluclay/sawdust mixture for many years and am so excited to try your recipe!! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful info. You are so very kind and generous!!!!!!

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  6. Shirley
    Shirley at |

    I LOVE HER!!! I can’t wait to see the finished product!!! What a great idea!

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  7. valerie Chao
    valerie Chao at |

    Calling all Paper Mache artists !

    I am an interior designer in San Diego California . Jonni told me to post a request for artists on this site .

    I am looking for an artist or multiple artists that are willing to display their work at the Del Mar Fair in June . I am doing an interior design vignette of DOGS , life sized to the breed .
    The theme of the fair is “Game On ” so I want to show dogs at play or dogs sitting at a table playing a board game or cards .
    You can just display the pieces or you can offer them for sale with pick up at the end of the show . There are many dog lovers that attend the show so I know the pieces in my display will
    easily sell if you want to part with them . Please contact me at valerieachao@yahoo.com or on
    my cell phone at 619-723-5120

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  8. Xan Blackburn
    Xan Blackburn at |

    LOVE the gesture in the bunny’s pose! Very like the snooty young girl of the original. I always enjoy your experimenting with different media and techniques, and your commenters’ as well.
    Lesley’s cat-bear-tiger cub is a great example. :D

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  9. Suzie
    Suzie at |

    Love your site and your wonderful creations. I’ve only done one paper project a few years ago, really enjoyed the whole process. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of this media. Here’s a pic of my piece. The nails and teeth are glow-in-the dark Polymer clay. Can’t wait to see the rabbit finished.

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  10. Sharon M
    Sharon M at |

    You are funny. . . reconsidering your base (which by the way looks perfect to me). But, I understand. I need to invest in a chain saw to add to my paper mache tools inventory. .. for the times I want to cut thru an armature (wire, cardboard, wads of newspaper and tape). Such a critical eye, for our own work, can be such a curse don’t you think??? LOL

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  11. Daryll
    Daryll at |

    can you put the PC over the towels? I know you used an Elmer’s glue & I think plaster of Paris as a finishing coat. I working on two little people for a mini shrine. I only have the armatures done. I’m going to use all of your formulas. Went shopping yesterday & couldn’t find dry, dry wall mix, o ly pre- mixed.

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  12. June
    June at |

    Jonni,

    What a fabulous video. Love your bunny posture. The detailing of the head sculpture was so detailed. You are an inspiration. I too
    am doing some reno work and when I get finished I am going to do some papier mache too. Thank you so much for
    your excellent video lessons.

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  13. Gisela
    Gisela at |

    Oh, what I’ve expected. I’m glad you’re back.
    Bunny ballerina is absolutely wonderful.
    Should be fun to be with the ravens and the Frog.

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  14. lesley
    lesley at |

    I went on holiday to Madrid (Spain) and saw a painting ‘portrait of infanta Margarita by Velasquez at the Prado Museum. I just tried to make something similar to remind me of my visit.

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  15. lesley
    lesley at |

    thank you so much for answering me.

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  16. lesley
    lesley at |

    thank you so much for answering me. This started out as a cat (using your design). I realized that my paper clay had a consistency that made the fur seem as though the animal had just come out of the water so I decided to make it into a polar bar. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the face right so I turned it into a white tiger cub. The important thing is I really enjoyed myself.

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  17. Nancy Stewart
    Nancy Stewart at |

    your little bunny is already looking pretty cute. Can hardly wait to see the finished bunny.

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  18. Jim
    Jim at |

    I am so , so impressed when I see what you do with your art. And your sculptures are Wonderful to look at. Thanks for showing the process…….Can’t wait to see this one finished….
    Thanks JIM

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  19. elizabeth
    elizabeth at |

    Me encanta tu trabajo, siempre te sigo, me gusta mucho el papel mache….saludos desde Chile

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  20. Daryll
    Daryll at |

    I just bought some Scot blue shop towels from you mask instructions. Why wouldn’t you use a layer of that blue towel formula over ballet bunny before starting with the paper clay? ( paper clay give better detail for the head, but I think the blue towels would work better for the ears and make them stronger.)

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  21. Chawol
    Chawol at |

    Love her! I look forward to her unveiling! Thanks for teaching.

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  22. Dodie Clark
    Dodie Clark at |

    can’t wait to see the finsh bunny Love bunnies

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  23. Sharon M
    Sharon M at |

    SO Cute!!! Jonni you make sculpting your pieces look so easy. How do you do that???

    Really looking forward to your next video.

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  24. Penny
    Penny at |

    Thank you so much for sharing. It’s a real treat watching you. Good luck with your painting!

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