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kathleen500
« on: January 30, 2005 11:04:06 AM »

My oldest is having her 2nd child at the end of March.  Her sister and I are giving her a babyshower in which she has requested a Sailboat theme to match the new nursery.  I have put my imagination together and have come up with a lot of little nautical ideas.  I would like to paper machet some life perservers - that say "welcome Aboard" to hang on the wall and after the shower she can take them home to use for the nursery decor.  But I can't remember how to do paper machete?   Does anyone out there know how? 
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005 03:44:58 PM »

I'm not sure if I will be much help because I'm not sure I totally remember . . .  I know you need to make a frame out of something.  Maybe a styrofoam or wreath ring, mix water with flour (this is what I'm not sure about) or I bet you could use liquid starch
Then you make about 2 in.  strips of newspaper and dip it into the liquid and place on "frame"

Try these too
http://www.papiermache.co.uk/
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/papermache/a/051500pm.htm
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005 12:05:38 PM »

Another option is to make a base (like Elby mentioned) out of newspapers and masking tape (very inexpensive option).  You then use newspaper strips and wallpaper paste.  Apply several layers, letting it dry between each.  It really doesn't take long, especially if you put it under a fan of some sort.  You could then sand (only if you want) and paint it.  Wrap it with red rope of some sort for a cute detail.  Sounds like a great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005 05:43:30 PM »

Ahoy!
Here's a paper mache recipe:
http://www.planetpals.com/papermache.html

you've got a cute idea there! i think it would be fun to incorporate a navy and white striped something (like a table cloth) and a "buried treaure", like a distressed jewelry box/chest of coins and chains!

you've gotta serve Chips Ahoy cookies!!!haha!
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