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ragmama
« on: October 17, 2005 01:05:04 AM »

This is what I do with mine



Turn it into paper and make a bowl from it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005 02:40:21 AM »

This is what I do with mine

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Turn it into paper and make a bowl from it.

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ww thts abolutly perfect?
ill really like a pick inside too Cool
that is very pretty
and recyceling rules!!!
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Mary Bell
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005 03:52:54 AM »

Awesome!! I love paper mache and paper making...

what process did you use for this one? ie what paper or mache recipe? I have some recipes for glossy junk mail but they are a bit complicated and I am wondering what you used...
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2005 04:23:49 AM »

very clever... i like
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005 04:28:17 AM »



 Grin
You know what else is great about junk mail?  The envelopes that they come in are the window envelopes.  The inside envelopes are reply envelopes.

I've been collecting them for a long time now and I have an extensive collection.  I just love donating these items to the kids so that they can use them for some cute poems, creative short stories, to pass notes to their friends, etc.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005 06:44:59 AM »

I love making paper.  The only time I tried to make a bowl though, it was super thick.  How did you get yours so thin?  I think my problem is that the pulp was too wet when I tried.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2005 12:09:50 AM »

Awesome bowl!!  If you are willing (and have the time), I too would love to hear more about the technique used.
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ragmama
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2005 02:07:05 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Tovi this is the inside.



Mary Bell, craftsbian, and night owl -

It's not paper mache it's just paper pulp. I didn't use flour or paste.
I just tore up my mail, cooked it in order to soften it and put it in a blender to mush it up more.
When I molded it I just kept squeezing the water out so it wouldn't just be slush.
Put vaseline or Pam on the mold before you start applying the pulp.
I can't remember if I used gesso or acyclic medium before I painted it.
One or the other just to have a surface that could take paint without falling apart.

I hope that makes sense. Try it and let me know,
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005 04:58:05 PM »

Holy cow!  That rocks! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2005 09:56:11 AM »

really cool!

did you mold it around another bowl or free form it?  also, how long did it take to dry?  and, is it sturdy?  can you put stuff in it, or is it brittle?

questions questions questions....
thanks so much, you've taught me to love my junk mail!
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