Let me show you my latest paper mache (papier mâché) figurine. He is Frosty, the snowman. Maybe I'm not too late in the middle (at the end) of January.
Although I had written a few times before about the paper mache technique I tried to take as many photos as I could.
Well... I took an empty French cheese box and I filled with chipboard discs. It had to be quite heavy because it became the base.
When the cheese box was filled I plastered with Tesa tape.
Then I covered with small pieces of newspaper and paper mache paste.
For the body I used a paper towel roll. I filled it with papers and covered the outside with pieces of newspaper glued with paper mache paste.
Here, you can see the head which was a styrofoam ball first covered with Tesa tape after with newspaper.
I stuck a strong wire to the body to fix the head.
It was me who made the top hat.
I painted the body with white acrylic paint.
Meanwhile I bleached a green brush tree in Domestos.
I picked some branches in a playground those became the arms.
I painted the hat black. I cut out the ribbon from paper and I painted red Tsukineko Ink.
I cut out the holly leaves with Sizzix die.
I cut out the letters of "FROSTY" from a book page.
I put a layer of Glossy Accents sprinkled with glitter powder.
I put a big amount of modelling paste on the base.
P.S. Later I put and glued some Epsom Salt to the basic to achieve a a glittery, snowy ground. And here is the photo: