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Posted 2/8/2014 by poke in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 600,316
January 2014
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Posted: 2/8/2014 10:34:16 AM
I am wanting to make some haning decorations using paper mache and I was just wondering a couple things.
1.Whats your favorite recipe?
2.How many layers should I use? I need to let each layer drie before putting the next on one or just pile them all on top of each other.
.... its been a while sence I have used paper mache...


PeaNut 553,267
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Posted: 2/8/2014 12:48:17 PM
Recipe....just flour and water, put flour in a bowl and slowly add water until you get the consistency you like....(it's the flour that makes it strong, so you can use thick, gloopy paste or more watery paste but it will not be as strong)

If it's for decorations that will not be handled too much and don't have to stand up to pressure then a few layers should be fine....see how it goes!

Yes, let each layer dry before adding the next one...otherwise, you could get mould in between layers....

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PeaNut 600,316
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Posted: 2/9/2014 6:23:35 AM
EW mold good to know thanks.

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PeaNut 4,068
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Posted: 2/9/2014 3:12:00 PM
I've also used mod podge or elmers watered down a little for smaller projects, basically same formula as flour and water. You don't have to let layers dry using either of those. I've done a few where I've just kept piling it on, probably about 3-4 layers for smaller projects. I have gone as many as 5-6 though, just depends on what it is.

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