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Papier mâché made easy
Penny, Susan, editor.
Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
General Note:
"A David & Charles craft book"--Cover.

Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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TT871 .P375 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Papier mache objects are created from layers of pasted paper, or from pulped paper mixed with paste, and can be constructed around a variety of frameworks. This book presents ten projects which explore different techniques simply and clearly. It discusses how to make picture frames decorated with modern paint techniques, jewellery made from shredded newspaper and glue, and even a toadstool novelty clock. In addition there is a Faberge-style egg decorated with jewels and beads, wrought-iron-effect curtain pole finials and a practical Mediterranean bowl, all created using the basic materials of paper and paste.

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Booklist Review

What does "made easy" truly mean? According to series editors Susan and Martin Penny, in the eyes of their British-headquartered publisher this "simple" designation involves projects crafted to succeed, no matter who the maker. The books include plenty of color photographs, uncomplicated techniques, all-inclusive directions, templates, and ready-to-copy illustrations. Both books follow the same sequence. First is an explanation of essential equipment, display ideas, and useful hints and tips. Next come specific how-tos, featuring actual methods and step-by-step processes. Then the dozen or so projects make their appearance. Obviously, the only real difference between the two books is subject focus; 3-D decoupage, however, is not a topic often tackled by other experienced editors. And, in papier mache, procedures usually feature laying paper strips atop each other; the Pennys highlight both pulp (ready-mixed and handmade) and paper strips. Simple beginnings that will appeal to the novice. Suppliers appended to each book. --Barbara Jacobs