Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Decorating Papier Mache Bowls...

January 22nd 2019

My creative friend wanted to try 'papier mache' bowls so last Thursday morning, our creative time in my craft room, we played with strips of newspaper and produced a bowl each, I have since finished one more and have another drying out!

I placed sticky tabs on the jar as the bowl kept falling off, this bowl was a charity shop find costing 20p! Strips have been layered and it took a couple of days to dry....


....used PVA to attach cotton string, also silk scrim fabric which I frayed at the top...


...painted white using acrylic paint, pleased I can still see the texture of the fabric.....


....the finished bowl, inside is white and soft brush marks using black acrylic, must admit I rather like this!


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While my bowls were drying I dyed some white tissue paper, recycled from packaging, with tea....


....and coffee for a darker shade....


...an A4 sheet of Khadi paper with pencil marks for the holes, I actually cut out the holes and 'roughed up' the edges with the scissor blade as it took far too long to burn out with my soldering iron!


Notice the 'mistake' in the bottom left, I wanted a burnt effect so tried a candle, big mistake as the paper caught and burnt out more than I wanted rather than just singeing the edges!!


The tissue was easy to cut with the soldering iron and left a lovely textured edge...


....I covered an A4 piece of mount card and used the coffee dyed paper as a base with torn edges, next came the Khadi paper then the tea stained tissue and finally added the cut out pieces of papers to add more texture.


It is now in my hallway and compliments the white walls and wooden floors.

I have also applied for a craft stall to sell my cards, indigo items and mixed media pictures so fingers crossed I will be successful!









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