“Rotting Decay” and “The House on the Hill”
These both were some of my first projects with the paper mache. I experimented with many recipes to find what I wanted. I will probable play with it more as I discover new things. I have really enjoyed this and have many projects started.
The process does include lots of wait time but so worth it. And living in Texas it dries and sets well. Here is a detail list of ingredients, processing times, and care for the final products.
PROFESSIONAL PAPER MACHE BY VAC
- Paper of various textures
- Card board of various textures
- Wallpaper paste
- Linseed oil
- PVA glue
- Methyl cellulose
- Marine water proof spar varnish
- Acrylic and latex paints
- Build a structure from recycled objects.
- Cover with 5 – 7 layers of paper strips and paste. A drying time of 24 hours for each couple of layers. This prevents mold and moisture.
- Apply clay in as many layers as necessary to sculpt the item. Setting time of 3 to 5 days per layer. Sculpting details with tools, and adding accessories if needed to imbed into the clay.
- Seal with marine spar varnish. Let dry and set for a week.
- Paint. Once dry seal with another layer of varnish. Allow to set for another week.
- Apply any accessories that require wire or staples, etc.
- Only use LED lighting in items with openings.
- Do not place near a fire or heat source.
- Dust lightly with a dry brush or towel. Do not use any abrasive chemicals to clean it.
- Store in a cool dry place when not in use.
- Do not expose to large rain storms or extreme weather.
- Can handle outside with light weather.
- Do not expose directly to extremely wet ground for extended amounts of time.
- May reapply varnish after years of use if needed.