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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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you girls are so dirty!  Grin
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