Elmer’s Art Paste Alternative – Methylcellulose
If you’ve looked for Elmer’s Art Paste recently, you know they don’t sell it anymore. But there is an alternative, pure methylcellulose, and it works even better than the Elmer’s product that is no longer available.
Make a Bongo Antelope Wall Sculpture
This Bongo Antelope wall sculpture isn’t difficult to make, but it will take some time. After you have it all taped together, just add a layer of paper strips and paste or paper mache clay, and bring it to life with acrylic paint.
Painting Taxidermy Eyes, an Experiment
This is just an experiment, but I think this way of making glass taxidermy eyes has great promise, and they would look so nice on our paper mache animal sculptures.
New Lamb Sculpture Pattern for Paper Mache, in Two Sizes
This newborn lamb pattern goes together fast, and adding the wool is a lot of fun. It does take a little longer than usual to dry, but when it’s done, it’s adorable. A perfect project for both spring and Christmas.
Finally – We Can Make Paper Mache Clay with DAP Joint Compound!
It takes a little more work, but we can make paper mache clay with the DAP brand joint compound, if we make some home-made glue first. This post shows you how.
Make a Paper Mache Lop-Eared Bunny
This little bunny was made with paper mache over a clay sculpture. I don’t often do it this way, but it can be a lot of fun.
Painting Brown Eyes for the Grizzly Mask
I’m going to put my bear mask on my wall, so I painted some brown eyes for him, made with small foam balls. I did run into a little problem – OK, a really big problem – but it was easy to fix.
Paper Cement Clay Update
So far the outdoor paper cement clay experiment is working really well. After seven months, in hot summer sun and frigid winter weather, my toad sculpture has not been damaged at all.
Grizzly Bear Pattern for a Mask or Wall Sculpture
This printable pattern will help you create a realistic grizzly bear mask or wall sculpture. Or wear it to the party, and then add eyes and a hanger so you can enjoy it for years.
Sculpt Bear Fur with Paper Mache Clay
Watch this video to see how I sculpted fur on my new bear mask, using a small piece of aluminum foil as a sculpting tool.
Another “Tape Mache” Experiment – Wet and Stick Tape
Another tape mache experiment – because trying new ideas is fun. 🙂
Make a Paper Mache Bird Mask for Mardi Gras or a Fancy Dress Party
These downloadable bird mask patterns go together quickly, so you can get right to the fun part – adding your paint, feathers and imagination to create unique masks for Mardi Gras, Halloween or a fancy dress party.