You have the essentials. One year I could only find yellow carpenters glue in the gallon size, so all of my mache was yellow.
That work the same?I've had fears as it seems the prices are shooting up each year and they only seem to carry one of the elmer's every few months..plenty of wood glue though..which I assume is mostly the same stuff.
Very excited to see what you create this season!
And it looks like you have the gallon Elmer's. I can never find it.
I've used the yellow carpenters glue and it turned out fine, just yellow.
Rot, what do you use for paper?
Viva smooth paper towels...for the skin...the only thing strong enough...and smooth.
Amazing!! It must absorb a lot of glue making it very stiff when dry? I can remember the 'papier mache' days of float building. We used to order rolls of brown paper by the truck load and I think we used wallpaper paste!! The sculptures were chicken wired and then we would 'tab' that with paper mache strips so that the final skin would stick better. Now it's all aluminum house screening glued with 'oasis' glue ( a special formula developed just for the industry...it sticks to metal famously) I have to admit the screening is a lot more durable (for our purposes i.e., gluing flowers and seeds on) but I miss the old days and character of paper Mache.
I made a crazy vine scarecrow back in 2006, which a friend now has, and it is still holding up well. All I did was water it down some. To me there was no difference in how it worked. You would think it would hold up better than elmers, since it is used for furniture building.
I just love this post. It completely captures where my mind is at right now. For those that don't haunt, my statement could be taken the wrong way, in a very bad way...
Man, I wish I could do mâché. I don't think I would have the patience though.
Tis the season!! Can't wait to see what you create with those supplies! ^_~
amazzzzzing!...to see the Masterpieces made from basic items. pay attention Hollywood!!!. : D
Can't wait to see what manifests from that brain of yours! They are always such an inspiration!
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