Paper mache is not only a versatile craft, it is also a great way to recycle. While I have a whole section devoted to teaching you how to paper mache along with several free projects, I thought I would share some interesting books you can buy to help get you started and keep you going. These books provide you with many ideas for using paper mache techniques and supplies to make a variety of creative projects.
Colored photographs are coupled with step-by-step diagrams in this book that not only demonstrates dozens of paper mache craft projects, but also introduces the artistic work of professionals as inspiration. A brief history of paper mache, including a variety of contemporary ethnic traditions as well as a basic outline of techniques and inexpensive materials, enhances the wide-ranging projects such as jewelry, masks, vases, and sculptured forms.
Endlessly versatile, yet astoundingly simple, paper mache is a the perfect medium for creative inspiration. This book will help you explore both pulp and strip paper mache techniques, and experiment with decorative paint techniques. Faux fruit, masks, bowls, key cabinets, jugs - there are dozens of designs to choose from.
This book features more than 100 project items! Using a variety of papers, glues, molds, decorative finishes, and sealers, this book moves you beyond the typical 'grade-school' approaches to paper mache. The projects range from elegant to folk art to whimsical and include bowls, vases, boxes, pitchers, jewelry, frames, candlesticks, clocks, mirrors, animals, and even a full-size throne chair.
Paper mache is a material that is both inexpensive to make and easy to work with. Author Lone Halse shows the astounding scope the material presents in this book, the author's beautifully executed projects range from basic bowls, masks, fruit, puppets and animal. There are over 50 projects included, with step-by-step instructions.