Friday, March 25, 2011

Paper Mache much?

This week has been NUTS for me.  Its a pretty tough time for all the grads in my program.  The second years are putting up their show in the WSU Art Museum while the first years (me included) are putting up one week shows in Gallery 2.  So I had a big grad crit of all my stuff last tuesday and realized I had to do a whole lot MORE than I thought I needed to. Dang.  So I've been busting my butt working on school stuff from 8am to 10 pm.  Seriously!  My show is in three weeks so most any crafting will be for my MFA stuff vs the home for a little bit.  However I need my sanity and I already have some half started projects.

So beyond photographing stuff what did I do?


Oh yeah so fun.  I just mixed up a batch of paper mache (one part flour two parts water) and tore up a bunch of printer paper since we didn't have any newspaper (plus I wanted an aged white finish).

Isn't this such a cute duckie?

I used thrift store objects to paper mache which I think could be a good option to change it up from painting things.... or just adding texture before painting!

This is as clean of a pic as I could get in my crazy studio at school!

Once you put 3-4 layers on you can cut the mold in half and remove the object.  Then you paper mache it closed and can paint it or leave it.

I'm loving them and I can't wait to do more!


  1. Natalia LynnMarch 26, 2011 4:14 AM

    very impressive work! Love it!

  2. Courtney ~ French Country CottageMarch 26, 2011 11:30 AM

    Really neat paper mache projects! I didn't know you molded it and then cut it off- I am not so craftyl!!lol! Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :) Hope you will come back by and share again soon!

  3. TerryMarch 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    Too cute. I would never have thought to cut the figure in half to retrieve the object, lol.

  4. Amanda @ Serenity NowMarch 26, 2011 9:12 PM

    Neat!! I haven't worked with paper mache in a long, long time. Fun to see how you do it. :)

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)

  5. gail@myrepurposedlife.netMarch 31, 2011 4:51 PM

    Very Cool Kaitlin! such a cute idea.
    thanks for sharing @ ccc

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