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« on: December 07, 2003 09:48:58 AM »

Wanna see 'em?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2003 11:26:16 AM »

Very nice balls! Cheesy

(But seriously, those do look great -- nice work!)
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003 10:23:50 AM »

Those are really neat! I LOVE paper mache... I think I'll have to give those a try!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003 09:45:06 AM »

These would also make great ornaments b/c they are soo light!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003 02:37:28 PM »

you have a very nice set of balls there.  Can you tell us a little more about how they were made?(yes...my mommy gave me that speech years ago).  

But seriously, are they hollow, what did you use, what kind of paint, how many coats, did you varnish them etc...

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2003 06:45:18 PM »

Here's how my balls were--ahem--developed:

I bought styrofoam balls at Joann (but you can use balloons).  I made a the paper mache mixture with flour, water and salt (can't remember exactly, but i'm sure there's a recipe online somewhere).  I took strips of newspaper and slapped it on with the paste.  I then let them dry and freestyle painted them silly, followed by a gloss varnish (2 coats---in case my balls get--ahem--handled much).



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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2003 07:49:09 AM »

 Wink

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2004 07:20:41 PM »

Here are several paper mache recipes...

http://www.planetpals.com/papermache.html
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2004 07:37:15 PM »

I wish I could do so well with my balls, I'm kinda sloppy and they'd probably turn out all shrivelled Wink

I admire your freehand painting, they look great!!

Whenever I have tried to cover my balls, they shrink?? How did you manage to get them wet/moist with papier mache and not have them cave?

(wow, I could talk about balls forever)
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2004 08:15:31 PM »

you girls are so dirty!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2004 11:15:04 AM »

I wish I could do so well with my balls, I'm kinda sloppy and they'd probably turn out all shrivelled Wink

I admire your freehand painting, they look great!!

Whenever I have tried to cover my balls, they shrink?? How did you manage to get them wet/moist with papier mache and not have them cave?

(wow, I could talk about balls forever)

missmichigan,
keep working with your balls.  they need to be coaxed sometimes. i don't know why you are expriencing shrinkage, but i think it's normal.

and missy, what on earth do you mean?  Wink Cool
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2004 12:13:13 PM »

it might be because my balls are old- they've been sitting in a sack for about a year.

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I'll keep workin' on 'em.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2004 01:48:53 PM »

Those are some of the nicest balls I've ever seen.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2004 05:02:31 PM »

What do you use your balls for??? LOL
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2004 05:07:03 PM »

What do you use your balls for??? LOL

People like to look at 'em. Sometimes they touch 'em.
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2004 05:15:46 PM »

*giggling like a nine-year-old in sex ed class*
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2004 05:19:09 PM »

LOL I just spat Diet Sprit all over the monitor ...
Off to get paper towles

BUT I do like those, cute,
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2004 11:17:26 PM »

wow! those are some balls  Roll Eyes
 i admire your skills in working with balls, i've never been good w/ them. Maybe i need some Balls lessons Wink
Great balls, just great Grin
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2004 01:53:12 PM »

lol, i wonder
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2004 07:36:12 PM »

I've seen these kinds of balls used as decoration in people's houses.  What they did was buy a really cool put an fill it with them.  Then they set it by the door or someplace that needed a little color.  Works really well in darker rooms where you can't have plans.
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2004 06:56:34 AM »

retrokitty,
that's exactly what i do. i like to have my balls on display at all times. they really get noticed that way  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2004 02:15:37 PM »

i would love them as a decroaction in my house lol
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2004 11:37:44 AM »

Wow, this is one of the funniest threads I've come across.

By the way, I like the work you've done with your balls.
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2004 12:32:50 PM »

Hilarious  Grin  They certainly are very good balls!
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2004 02:22:23 PM »

I'm delighted to hear that so many craftsters have derived pleasure from my balls Grin
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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2004 01:49:46 PM »

thanks for showing us your balls.They are very nice indeed!

I've been  playing around with some too Smiley

Since you showed yours....... I will show mine when I am done with them Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2004 02:22:10 PM »

WOW those are the greatest balls ive ever seen! Truly! So shapely and apparently firm. hmmm *giggles* Grin
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