How to paper mache tips
One of my favorite things to do is to turn some materials into a piece of art. I have made several pieces using one of the methods that has always inspired me to create more of it, so hopefully I can share with you some ideas and fun in the process I have experienced.
Before we start, let me tell you that there are two types of methods to create different kinds of texture with paper. First is the pulps method, I have tried this before when I was in high school. The pieces look like so touchy when the paper has been pulped or soften and then painted over it's really fascinating the way it turns out. Second is the strips method. This is what I'm going to share with you on how to create an artistic bottle.
Get an empty bottle, clean if messy
If you are interested and you want to try a piece using the strips method, get an empty bottle, acrylic, white emulsion paint, scissor, glue and newspaper. If the bottle is messy or oily, have it cleaned and then dry to make sure the newspaper strips will stick better as the first layer.
Tear or cut then layer, layer, upon layer
Tear or cut the newspaper into pieces or strips and then apply with glue and start layering all over the outside of the bottle. But don't forget to make some follow-up rubs to make the surface smoother and help get the excessive glue out if you have done 2 or 3 layers. However, you can use other stuff to squeeze against the bottle to get the surface smoother for the paint and then wait to dry for few hours
Coat, coat, and coat
Before your unique design is on, coat with white emulsion paint and then wait until dry before applying another coat. Through several coatings, the surface will be completely covered with paint so therefore you'll get a good finish.
Paint and then varnish
Paint your own bottle with a unique design using acrylic paint. It's really fun and interesting. And if you are going to paint all over the outside of the bottle with one color then that is great. Then don't forget to varnish the whole part in order to protect from dust , dirt and pollution that will change the look of your work.
I wanted to share this tip with you as a thank you for following my journey. Enjoy!
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