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  1. Hi. I printed the bear pattern on regular printer paper. Can I glue each piece onto the cardstock. (Similar to the girraffe pattern)? I dont understand the importance of using the double layers of shelf paper.
    Do I need to reprint the pattern pieces?
    Thank you for your help
    Peggy ?

    • Hi Peggy. Yes, you can use a glue stick to attach your pattern to cardstock. The tabbed patterns, like the bear, are difficult to put together with heavier cardboard. That’s why we use the cardstock for the bear and elephant. However, it is also less stiff, so we have to protect it from the moisture of the paper mache.

  2. Can you please tell me how to attach something (like hanging wire) to hang the baby elephant on the wall. I don’t want to ruin it by making holes in it.
    How do you hang it? Thank you!

    • Hi Rachel. I put one small hole in the back piece and put it over a nail. It works really well. I don’t know if the command stick-on hangers would work or not. With all the work that you did to create your elephant, you wouldn’t want to use something that wasn’t strong enough to hold it.

  3. Hi all, I am in Australia and used Boral Joint compound on my last sculptures, without the flours and oil but this time I thought I would try following the recipe of Jonni’s. Well, I made rubber. Jonni thinks there is boron in the compound and going by the name of Boral, it suggests boron. This clay sticks to everything but the sculpture. Yes it dries but it can’t be smoothed as it sticks to whatever you are using to make it smooth. I live rural so if my local hardware store doesn’t supply Gyproc, I will have to order some in. Will try to keep you posted, but has anyone other Aussie had this issue?

  4. International Artist Day isn’t until October 25th, so I’m just having a little, personal Artist (singer, actor, etc.) Appreciation day. So, thank you, Jonni, for being an amazing artist, a generous and kind person, and one of my favorite people in the world.
    Also a Shout Out to another fave of mine, Rex Winn.
    And to all the wonderful, creative people who contribute here at Ultimate Paper Mache. If you ever wonder if you or your art make a difference, please believe me, you do and it does.
    Love to you all.

    • What a nice thing to say, Mister Shelbot! On behalf of all of us, I thank you. I agree that each and every time someone posts here, either to show us their work or to give encouragement to another artist, it reaches far more people than they realize. Thanks for reminding us. 🙂

  5. Hi all. We had a big storm here in SW Minnesota, and my power is out. If you’ve tried to send me an email or posted photos, I won’t be able to get to them until the power is back on, perhaps sometime next week. I’m writing this comment at my daughter’s house. 🙂 I hope you’re all well and making wonderful sculptures! 🙂

  6. thanks! I’ll check with Pauline. I really love what you are doing with your art! and how special that you share it with us!

  7. I have been working on the horse head pattern and would like it to have a mane that flows down his neck, maybe with a slight breezy look. My question is whether it would be better to paint the horse before I add the mane so the color of the body shows through (with whatever touch-ups it needs after adding the mane). Also, I want a dapple grey horse with dark mane. would it be possible to color the paste to get a better base color before I paint highlights, etc. Thanks for any comments anyone may have! I love the bunny and giraffe I made. Now I need a bigger shelf for future projects!

    • Hi Diana. Pauline posted some photos of her dapple grey horse. She gave it a light mane instead of a dark one, but I’ll bet she could give you some good ideas if you put a comment on her post. It can be really difficult to paint under something that has a lot of detail, like a mane, whether it’s made with paper mache or with a softer material. If it’s possible to paint the neck first, it would probably help. You can add pigments or paint to paste or paper mache clay, but you might not be able to get a really dark color because of the other ingredients. Try testing a small batch to see if you like it.

      I hope we get to see your horse when it’s done. It will look really nice next to your giraffe and bunny. 🙂

  8. Good morning-
    Can the patterns be enlarged when printing or will it compromise the integrity of the pattern. Most specifically, the Jack rabbit.

    • Yes, you can enlarge any of the patterns, as long as you enlarge each page the same amount. Set the printer to 150%, or however much bigger you want the finished piece to be, and make sure to set it the same on every page. Have fun with it! 🙂


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