Made by Lisa Halverson
The red and white mushroom is my first ever paper mache project. It was so fun! I started with a bowl and a travel cup from the Dollar store and went to town from there! Of course, then the mushroom needed a happy toad to sit next to it, so here also is…Leonard the Toad : ) I used Jonni’s technique of starting with a flat cardboard side view outline of body and legs and filled in/taped with tin foil and masking tape. Cheated a bit on the spots…those are clay. The photo with chair below shows his size. I also used the paper mache clay recipe from this site. Mine was a bit too watery, but I made it work in the end. Live and learn, though! Thanks, Jonni, for all your videos and great inspiration! I recently bought your book, ‘Make Animal Sculptures with Paper Mache Clay’ and can’t wait to dive into it.