Papier Mch

Papier Mâché Paste

What you need:
1/2 cup nonrising wheat flour
1/4 cup powdered resin glue (available at hobby shops)
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups hot water
4 drops oil of wintergreen

What to do:
Mix the flour and resin glue in a saucepan. Slowly pour in the warm water. Then add the hot water and stir vigorously. Cook over low heat stirring until paste is smooth, thick and clear.

Should be used in 2-3 days.

Papier Mâché, Extra Soft Pulp

What you need:
Paper Napkins, Cleansing Tissues or Toilet Tissue
Thin Paste or white glue

What to do:
Crumple napkins or tissue and cover with paste. Model to desired shape.

Use to add details such as noses, ears, eyebrows, and so forth to larger pieces.

NOTE: This mixture does not keep and must be used immediately.

Paperhanger's Paste

What you need:
1 cup nonrising wheat flour
1 T powdered alum
1 T powdered rosin (yes, rosin)
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 1/2 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups cold water
8 drops oil of cinnamon

What to do:
Mix the flour, alum and rosin in a saucepan. Then add the warm water, stirring until smooth. Pour in the hot water and stir vigorously. Place over low heat and boil until the paste becomes thick and clear. Thin with cold water. Add oil as a preservative, if not using immediately.

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