Paper Mache Recipes

This page contains recipes for several kinds of home-made paper mache paste, and home-made gesso recipes for finishing your sculptures.

I have been messing around with paper mache for over 50 years and up until a few months ago I always came back to the easiest paper mache recipes, using plain old white flour and water paste with torn strips of newspaper.

Now, however, I have abandoned the traditional layered paper process and use my new paper mache clay recipe  and/or the even newer silky-smooth air-dry clay recipe for most my sculptures. However, for younger artists or for those who really don’t want to make the trip to the hardware store, these following recipes work just fine, and most of the tutorials on this site would work using these traditional paper mache recipes.

Paper Mache Paste Recipes:

Paper Mache Recipe #1
Paper Mache Recipe #1

White flour and water make a remarkably strong paste. In fact, some folks think paper mache is strong enough to build houses with. Your finished sculptures might not be strong enough to hold up a house, but you can sand them and drill them, just like wood.

Boiled Flour and Water Paste:

Many people use a paste that is made of white flour and water that has been brought to a boil. I did some experimenting and found that this paste is not as strong as raw paste, so you’ll need more layers of paper to make your finished sculpture stiff enough. However, it does dry clear, so many people prefer it. To make boiled paste, mix a heaping tablespoon of white flour with a cup of water in a small saucepan and stir until there are no lumps. Put the pan on the stove at medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool. The paste will be very runny at this stage, but it will gell as it cools.

Raw Flour and Water Paste:

This is the paste I almost always use, because it’s stronger than boiled paste and you can complete a project with only a few layers of paper. To make up the paste, just pour some white flour in a bowl, and add water gradually until you have a consistency that will work well. (Use a small kitchen mixer so you don’t have any lumps).

How thick should you make your paste? It’s actually up to you. Experiment with thick pastes that resemble hotcake batter, and thin pastes that are runny and watery. You get to decide which ones you prefer.

Keep in mind that it is the flour, and not the water, that gives strength to your paper mache sculpture. And also remember that each layer of paste and paper that is added to your project must dry completely to keep it from developing mold.

Speaking of mold, why not use wallpaper pastes that contain fungicides? There are two reasons why I choose to use white flour pastes, instead of ingredients that prevent mold. First, white flour is ridiculously cheap when compared to any other type of art supply. And second, I hate the idea of dipping my hands in something that contains poison. If small children were helping me with my projects, this would be even more important.

To prevent the development of mold in your projects, you just need to remember that molds cannot grow without water. Therefore, take every effort to dry out your projects completely. I usually put my small sculptures in a warm oven (not over 200 F) or place them near a radiator. Next summer I intend to build a solar dryer that will be large enough for bigger items. The main trick is to make sure the sculpture is dry all the way through – if any dampness is left inside when you apply paint or other finish, the sculpture will eventually rot from the inside out – a truly disappointing development, I assure you.

Glue-Based paste:

If you don’t want to mess with flour and water, and you don’t mind spending the money for some Elmer’s glue, I found this video for a glue-based paper mache paste that you might want to use instead.

Paper Mache Recipe #2
Paper Mache Recipe #2

Papers to Use for Paper Mache:

The traditional paper to use for paper mache is newspaper, which is torn into short strips. (Cut edges should be avoided, because they don’t blend in.) Newspaper is cheap, and it is a soft paper that is easy to bend and mold around a sculpture.

However, you can also use brown kraft paper from paper bags, which will give your sculpture a naturally warm color if the piece is left unpainted.

You can also use softer papers, like paper towels and even tissue paper. The softer papers are used to fashion delicate details, and textured paper towels can be used to add an interesting final coat. The paper mache dragon on this site used the bumpiness of paper towels to represent the dragon’s leathery skin.

Gesso Recipes:

Gesso helps to seal the paper mache and provide a nice white ground that makes your paint brighter. You can use acrylic gesso from the art store, or make your own.

Easy Glue and Joint Compound recipe:

I make my gesso using about 3 parts joint compound, 1 part Elmer’s Glue-All, and some white acrylic paint if I want the gesso nice and white. The paint isn’t really needed. You can apply a coat of this gesso, sand it or use a lightly damp sponge to smooth it out, and then add another layer if the surface still isn’t smooth enough.

Powdered Marble Gesso recipe:

For a thicker home-made gesso, you can use calcium carbonate (powdered marble) and white glue. The traditional proportions are 2 parts PVA glue (Elmer’s or an archival book-binder’s PVA glue if you worry about pH), 4 parts water, and 8 parts calcium carbonate. To make it nice and white, add 1 part powdered titanium or zinc white pigment. If you want to thicken the gesso to cover bumps faster, you can use more powdered marble.

Finishing Your Paper Mache Sculpture:

You can use any type of paint on your sculpture. I usually use acrylic craft paints, and a final glaze made from water-based Verathane mixed with a bit of brown, or copper paint from the craft store. This final coat is put on with a brush and then immediately rubbed off with a paper towel, leaving the darker color in the dips and valleys of the sculpture. I happen to like the effect, but it is certainly not required.



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  1. Moon
    Moon at |

    Hi Jonni, love your website/info. Question: I was given a large lamp frame (looks like a paper lantern with thin curved wooden slats as the frame) could I paper mache’ this using a thin muslin?

  2. unoClay
    unoClay at |

    #1: You are AMAZING for responding to all of these comments. Seriously, this is some great fan service. Philadelphia sends our love!

    #2. I’ve been experimenting with your recipes here. I’m looking to make a large helmet/head mask for halloween (imagine an oversized head, like something you’d see in a Mardi Gras parade or somthing). I’m going to wear it, and it needs to be sturdy.

    I’m thinking I will make the form from wire mesh (unless someone suggests something better) because the mask/helmet needs to have definition and specific attributes. I’m wondering if you can recommend a brand/type of wire mesh for sculpting something like an alien head? I’m imagining the final product to be about 2-3 feet high, seated on my shoulders. Gonna be drilling into it to add lights, features (eyes and such). I can obviously cut holes through mache and wire as needed, but I just need help figuring out what kind of mesh to buy.

    Any input is VERY appreciated. You’re an inspiration to us crafters out here.

  3. Randle
    Randle at |

    Hey Jonni, I have to make a costume for a convention coming up and it requires covering a beach ball in paper mache. What method should I use to cover a beach ball properly? I want to use the raw flour and water but I’m not so sure yet. Thanks!

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  5. Rachel
    Rachel at |

    Hi, I was wondering if you could explain to me a little more about Gesso? I don’t know what joint compound is and is Elmers Glue All, an American brand? What alternative would you suggest. thanks.

  6. Annette
    Annette at |

    I want to repurpose greeting cards I have saved over the years. I would like to make a bowl or a treasure box using torn strips of greeting cards to give back to the person who sent me the cards. Can the paper mache technique be used for this project? If yes, what would I use for the paste and the base?
    If not, would decoupage work? Please excuse my lack of knowledge about this craft.

  7. Edden Bargai
    Edden Bargai at |

    Do you think that making the easy glue and joint compound gesso recepie with white glue (that isn’t Elmer’s) would work? If so, in what way do mix the glue with the joint compound? Would a kitchen mixer work? (I found today that we have a hand mixer, and hope it’ll do the job.

  8. Nicole
    Nicole at |

    Hello, I’m Nicole.
    I have watched your videos and your work is truly amazing! For people who don’t have any income to afford your book, can you make a short video on how to do the start of an animal? Like how do you get the shape formed and everything before you use the clay? And what materials to use as well if you could. Thank You.

  9. Ash
    Ash at |

    Hello Jonni. Your site is filled tons of great information thank you for creating such a great resource!

    I’m a clay sculptor just making my way into PM. I would like to make multiple identical masks in the Venetian mask method. Sculpt/ Plaster Mold/ press PM into the mold. I did a few experiments using your fast set recipe and shop towels, but my results were not optimal. I coated the mold with a good amount of Vaseline, but some of the paste still sticks to the mold creating a crackle effect over the whole piece. Also the shop towel texture is fairly prevalent will sanding and Gesso-ing smooth this out?

    Should I tackle my whole process from another direction? Is the flour paste more suited for my process? Should I split the towel into single ply and do a thin detail layer first or should I use thinner newspaper to reduce texture and retain more detail? Also Carta Lana/ shop towel how close are these two is there a Carta Lana US source? What is the real Venetian mask process finding a step by step/material source/recipes is tough much of the information seems to be a trade secret.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks Again!

    1. tristan
      tristan at |

      Hi Jonni, I have a bunch of card board boxes in my garage left over from moving. I was thinking of soaking them down and creating a paper mache paste but wasn’t sure on the best way to go about it and the best way to preserve it…

  10. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    I am trying to create a resurrection tomb for a VBS next week and I have a piano box and am trying to figure out the best way to make it look like rock. It seems that paper mache might work, but am not a real pro at doing paper mache and am not sure about applying it to cardboard. Would a few coats provide enough texture for rock or would it take a lot more? Do I need to put some kind of sealant on the cardboard before applying the papermache to keep cardboard from getting wet? Would the basic paste recipe be ok? How do you know if it is completely dry? Will it just be dry to the touch?
    Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  11. Molly
    Molly at |

    Hi Jonni! Quick question, I am actually planning to use paper mache to build an armor-looking chest plate for a Halloween costume. It is not going directly on my skin, it will be more of an armor plate. Then, I plan to layer leather upholstery over it with a fabric adhesive. What would be the best way to go about this? Forming a mold and them making the plate? Thanks!

  12. Debbie
    Debbie at |

    I’m making many big rocks for VBS and I was wondering if I dampened the paper with water to make them stick to the chicken wire, then spray on the mache with a spray bottle, would that work? or would the mixture have to be to thin in order to come out of the spray bottle.

    1. mike tuell
      mike tuell at |

      I needed a recipe for paper mache quick (!) and you did it. Wonderful site, that’s totally new to me.
      But I haven’t enough time now to hunt for any posts regarding my other question: applying paper mache to a form used as a foundation shape.
      I’ll proceed with fingers crossed, & w/o your input, for now (in this case, I am using booze bottles as basis for my mache shapes). I intend to place paper mache strips around a bottle, let it dry and harden, then use a sharp knife to cut through the paper mache “jacket”; cutting along on a line that, in effect, cuts the paper bottle in half, vertically*. My question is about preparing the form for easy removal of my paper mache “shell”. I’m hoping the 2 halves will be easy to remove from the sides of the bottle, but in my previous molding experience, [plaster -to- plaster] I’ve always used some kind of mold, applied to the form PRIOR to applying the sculpture medium. A common “mold release” used, is “green soap”, or common dishwashing soap. What do you think? No “release” goop, at all; or SOMETHING, anything else?
      * BTW – The two sides of each “bottle” will not be rejoined, but instead, each half will be attached side by side, to create a bas-relief shelf full of Liquor bottles -just half-a-bottle thick- to be used on stage.

  13. KATHY
    KATHY at |

    We need to repair a large clay pot that has a broken bottom. We have several but not all of the pieces and are considering using a paper mache method to complete the bottom. Our ultimate use for the pot will be to fill partially with cement/concrete to stake a sign in it so perfection isn’t necessary…we just need to complete the bottom relatively uniformly so it will hold the mixture. Is paper mache a reasonable thought for this project?

  14. Sarah
    Sarah at |

    Hi! Fantastic website. I just have some questions. The part that is confusing is where you wipe off the paint after you put it on? Is that just removing excess, or is there a reason why you would do that? Also, would you use 2 or 3 layers? How long does it usually take to dry in the oven? Thanks again!

    1. Lisa Woo
      Lisa Woo at |

      What I found very helpful was to alternate levels of newspaper and paper towels. That way I can tell where the first layer vs second layer vs third layer start.. It ensures that each coat is only one layer thick and less chances for mold to grow.

      1. Sarah
        Sarah at |

        Ah, okay, that’s a good idea. I read that putting salt in with the mixture will kill the chance of mold growing. Is that true?

  15. Daniela
    Daniela at |

    Hi Jonni
    Quick question, I did as you suggested and added ‘oil of clove’. The first batch I froze half of it. When I took it out, it was all dried out.
    So I made a next batch and did not add the ‘oil of clove’ to the one that I put in the freezer as this was the only difference to the original recipe. And same thing, it is all dried out.
    Even the one that was not in the freezer but rather in the fridge, after about 1 week it is all dry.
    I have them in very good, tight containers.
    Any idea what could cause this? Which component could be the cause?
    Thanks for any help!!!

  16. sandy
    sandy at |

    hello jonni,

    i used your gesso reciepe for joint compound and glue. i had put a layer on and when it dried it had cracked a little. do you have any advice for it not to crack?

    thank you,

  17. Rueko Chan
    Rueko Chan at |

    hey… I have a mixed media art final due and I’m thinking of sculpting a face out of paper mache over wire… do you have any tips on faces or paper mache over wire?

  18. Justine
    Justine at |

    Hi Jonni,
    What a fabulous website you have! Very informative! Here’s my question: we are going to be making “houses” out of milk cartons as part of a fundraising campaign. We plan to paper mache the cartons, then use gesso as you advise, and later paint them. I noticed the questions and comments about moisture and warping; will the wax on the milk cartons be a help or a hindrance? I’m wondering if the wax will keep the carton from getting too saturated and thus keep it from warping, or if the wax is going to make it difficult to apply the paper mache? Will it adhere o.k.? Do you recommend a particular paper mache recipe for this type of surface? We are gathering to do the paper mache on June 1st. Thank you very much for your help!

  19. Stefan
    Stefan at |

    Good evening Jonni. Thank you for your site, work, and sharing your passion with everyone. I actually ran across your site which was linked in a post on a Halloween forum. The topic was about paper mache paste/clay recipes.

    My question is probably going to be pretty simple….but….

    I’m working with my daughter to make paper mache pumpkins for Halloween. We’re using a “trash bag” method where we stuff different size plastic trash bags with newspaper and then we started putting paper mache layers on. Is there a good way to do something like this? Maybe we should do the top half of the “pumpkin”, let it dry overnight and then the next day flip it over and do the bottom half? Otherwise, if you try to layer the whole “pumpkin”, what do you set it on while it’s wet and which it won’t stick to.

    I don’t know how to explain it much better than that. I hope it makes sense what I’m asking. :)

    Anyway – thanks again for what you do!

    1. mike Jacobson
      mike Jacobson at |

      I can tell you how I do it, seems to work well enough.
      I use the same stuffed trash bags. I do the bottom first, roll it over on several layers of newspaper which end up just being more layers of mache. I then tie a piece of string, one end to the pumpkin handle and the other to the ceiling making it just tight enough that the pumpkin doesn’t lose shape with the weight of all the wet paper, then cover the entire bag. i usually put 3-4 layers on and let it sit for a few days, after which i put on a couple more. after that’s dry I apply a ton of mache clay, forming a more detailed stem and good ol pumpkin ridges. If i put a face on, i cut that out before the clay goes on. Hope that helps. I usually do four or five at a time so i have to make sure they can dry in a place where they can sit for a few days, I tried the kitchen once and my wife about killed me.
      good luck on your mache fun :) its great stuff when you can get the little ones involved.


      1. Stefan
        Stefan at |

        Sounds like a good way to do it. What I think I’ve come to the realization is that these are supposed to be pumpkins in the end…and even nature doesn’t make a perfectly shaped pumpkin :) My daughter doesn’t care what it looks like. She is just having fun doing the mache.

        Thanks for the advice – greatly appreciated!

  20. Latreeta Burns
    Latreeta Burns at |

    Hello a very informative site. My son has to create a habitat diorama- he wants to make paper mache mountains – I plan to use balloons- I have two questions:

    1. We are thinking about doing approx. 3 layers with the no cook-paste. Does each layer need to dry before we add the next one?

    2. I read in one of your comments listed above that the balloons might shrink if I use the no cook paste. Do you have any other suggestions for molding for mountains?


  21. McKenzie
    McKenzie at |

    Thanks for all the information on paper mâché.
    I have a question. For a book report, I need to make a paper mâché sandstorm (as in Frank Herbert Dune style). I was wondering if you could recommend anything, such as a good type of paper to use, or paint, or glue
    Thanks again!

    1. McKenzie
      McKenzie at |

      Whoops, I meant sandworm.

  22. Debbie
    Debbie at |

    I’m making my first paper mâché models using your clay recipe Jonni….very inspiring! I have a question…did I read somewhere that I can dry models in the oven? If so, could you tell me what temperature to use and for how long please? Thanks.

  23. Maria
    Maria at |

    hi I need to make gf paper mache paste for 24 kids to make the solar system. I have 2 questions, would you recommend using balloons or crumpled up paper and tape? also, roughly what quantities of corn-starch, salt,. water would I need to make enough? thanks

  24. Jill Reed
    Jill Reed at |

    We are making bereavement boxes for a local hospital out of shoe boxes. I’ve been reading on your site that cardboard can warp with paper mache what is the best way to avoid this? I wanted to stay away from painting something on it before hand if I could but will if we need to. Can we use white copy paper or will it be bumpy?
    Thank you!

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  26. Danny
    Danny at |

    Hi Jonni. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful website with the large amount of information. I had never worked with paper mâché, but I knew that it was the way to go on my daughter’s school project on making an accurate model of a dolphin. I first tried using your TP clay, but I was having trouble applying a smooth coat, so I decided to use newspaper and paste instead. We are very happy with the results. It came out relatively smooth and now I’m thinking of applying a thin layer of the homemade gesso. Does this layer go on after the newspaper completely dries? The model had been drying for about 12 hours and seems pretty dry, but I do want it to dry for two days as you recommend. Thank you again.

  27. a
    a at |

    Hi I need to make a salimander for a school project. And I have never triedpaper Mach before is there a simple way to do it??

  28. a
    a at |

    I need to make a salimander for a school project and I have never used paper mache before what is a simple way to start??

  29. Lindsay
    Lindsay at |

    I’m helping my daughter make an erupting volcano for school how many layers should I use it needs to erupt 3 different times!

    1. Jessica
      Jessica at |

      Hi Lindsay,
      We are also doing a volcano, and I am putting 3 layers on ours just to be safe, and I went and bought some weather-resistant spray paint and will thoroughly spray it at least twice to make sure that the paper mache doesn’t get wet again. I hope this helps.

  30. Adam
    Adam at |

    I’m wondering if there is something you could add to the paste to prevent it from molding? Preferably non-toxic. Would like to do a few projects with my 5y/o

  31. Danielle
    Danielle at |

    Hi jonni:) wow thanks for all your amazing knowledge! About to embark on a community arts event with wire armature sheep – would love to use recycled materials to promote sustainability and paper mache would be fab. I have previously used watered down PVA – however this “costs” so will def use your raw flour recipe:) If I use an electric dryer say hair dryer on the day between layers and the sunshine will this avoid the mould you speak of?? I would also like to experiement with offcuts of a\calico I have, do you recommend a sealer?? many thanks D

  32. Anne Loyd
    Anne Loyd at |

    Hey, Jonni! My daughter and I are making a school project of Jim Henson with paper mache for his head and a soda bottle for the base. Any ideas for the shape of his nose and ears? We are still debating what we should use for his hair. We were thinking dog fur but ruled that out because of allergies. Thanks! Love your site! This is our first time working with paper mache and you made is easy for us!

  33. adrianna
    adrianna at |

    I don’t know how to make the basic paste without white flour. do u know what I can substitute it with? I’m having trouble figuring it out.

    1. adrianna
      adrianna at |

      please reply and give any comments ASAP. I’d hate to not know. deadline is Sunday morn. and I’m kind of upset

  34. Ellie
    Ellie at |

    Im making a planet model for school. how many layers should i use? :)

  35. Ellie
    Ellie at |

    Im making a planet model for school. how many layers should i use?

  36. michelle
    michelle at |

    I would like to use paper mache as a canves instead of buying canvases at the store. For example making a 8×10 size canvas. Then use the mache as my board. Continuing with the rest of my art. Is this a good idea?
    -beging artist from cali.

  37. Stephanie
    Stephanie at |

    Just wanted to say a big gracias to you. I created Señor Booger (aka The Booger Game) for our PTA carnival this Friday. Your site provided much needed information on what was needed. Thank you so much!

  38. Tommy
    Tommy at |

    I was wondering if you could help me out on giving me a possible measuring recipe so I can make a sculpture of a person holding the world. this is a project im doing for school.


  39. AlisonV
    AlisonV at |

    Hiya. I’m mache-ing a mannequin torso and head – but not the ears – it’s coming on really well but now I’m worrying about how best to remove the finished article – do I cut up the centre (side on) so it splits in two? I am uplighting the inside and drilling holes in the body so the innermost lining can be seen (University project).

  40. Dean
    Dean at |

    I am wanting to make giant peat pots to plant seeds that are difficult to transplant but need a large pot (all squash & cukes). I want a mache that will be strong when dry but will fairly quickly disintegrate when planted in moist soil. Seems like the flour paste would be degradable, but all these words about “hard” and concrete” make me unsure. Your opinion?

  41. Tj Williams
    Tj Williams at |

    I have a simple question about this, I am building armor and was looking at paper mache, if i make pieces out of this is there a recipe that will hold its density, be nice and hard and retain unrealistic shapes, its fantasy armor for a barbarian event and am really stumped on this. Really its my first time working with paper mache of any kind and have a rough idea… any tips from anyone would be super useful thank you :)

  42. Rendi Lyons
    Rendi Lyons at |

    My son is trying to make a clown fish out of paper mache but the balloon keeps deflating what can he do he had just finished second layer and he said it popped now its starting to sink in

  43. Victoria Oliver
    Victoria Oliver at |

    Quick question… I’m going to do a painting and I want to add a ridge-like texture. I think paper mache would give me the texture I want. I’d like to use flour-water… do I have to do anything special to adhere it to the canvas?


    Victoria Oliver

  44. Daniela
    Daniela at |

    Hi Jonni
    First of all I would like to thank for sharing all these great recipes with us! But may I make a suggestion? You should add somewhere in big red letters ‘Warning – if you use any of the recipes you might get really addicted!’ Happened to me! I started in January and I am already through the 3rd batch :-)
    Now here comes my question. I made them all the same and I use containers for storage. Now the 3rd batch grew fungus. Is it possible that I did not add enough linseed oil? Would you think a bit of salt or bleach would help prevent this from happening? I live in the Caribbean and the conditions can be a bit challenging with regards to humidity.
    Again, thanks a mill for sharing all your knowledge with us!
    Daniela – Kalla Lou

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  46. Tiffany
    Tiffany at |

    Hi! I’m trying to make a few cage accessories for my twin rats, Milo & Otis. They love to climb so anything I put in there would have to support their chubby little bodies without caving in or crumbling. I would need the a very durable, edible (since they chew everything) mache paste. I was also thinking about using fabric instead of paper, do you know which would set the firmest? Thanks in advance!

  47. Marvo
    Marvo at |

    Thanks for the great info! I have a few more questions for anyone who may be able to help. I work for a recycling company who produces a lot of waste fabric dust (tons/day). Think of it as dryer lint from blue jeans mixed with some cloth threads. A friend of mine mixed flour, lint and then baked it. The samples were relatively smooth, rigid and light. My initial finish product thoughts were building materials and flower pots. Here are my questions:
    1) Terrible to see truck loads of this per day going to the land fill, any ideas?
    2) Do you know of any commercial applications for mache? Cloth mache?
    3) Thoughts?

  48. Joey
    Joey at |

    Hey Jonni, I was going to send you an email but your contact page says to just do a comments so that works fer me. I went to the library and searched Paper Mache and your book was the first that popped up!!!! How neat. I had it ordered or reserved too. Also I sent you a friend request on FB, not sure how often you get online there. NO I’m not stalking you…!!!!! Haha. Also, I’m not sure when I’ll do that guest post. I do have some stuff ready to go, but now I’m sidetracked. I used wheat paste as sort of a frosting type deal, and now I’m wondering if I couldn’t just use that as gesso. Soooo…I’ll test that too. It’s kind of hard to explain really, but I’m always trying to think of ways to make the pulp strong since its so weak. If you are interested, I now have an Etsy Shop with all or most of my projects on it. You can see the Wheat Paste frosting, and also some cardboard pulp stuff. This is kind of like Wayne’s World (if you’ve seen it) where they advertise coca cola… haha. But yea search for Epic Paper Projects if you do want to check it out. Still going to work on doing a post, except now I’ll probably have more to talk about. With all these variations of paper mache I sometimes wonder if there is some magical combination of them that will make the truly Ultimate Paper Mache!!!!! Maybe like, Pulp + Regular Paper Mache + Paper Mache Clay + Wheat Paste + Gesso or something. But that of course, might cause a paper mache blob monster to be born. El Ultimo Paper Blobbo. El Monstro De Epico Es Paperoo!!!!! If only that were real

  49. Ralph
    Ralph at |

    Thanks for the reply Jonni, if I can get a camera from somewhere I possibly could.

  50. Ralph
    Ralph at |

    Can anybody tell me a brand for Raw Flour?

    I am having trouble finding flour in the UK marked as “Raw Flour” and am not sure if what I am getting is the correct one?

    Perhaps its labelled as just flour (with additional not self-rising marking somewhere), or perhaps its wheat flour? I just don’t know.

    Thanks alot.


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