A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 297,034
Currently Running With Scissors:
645 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My balls  (Read 8074 times)
Tags for this thread: paper_mache  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
firehead4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?


View Profile WWW
« on: December 07, 2003 09:48:58 AM »

Wanna see 'em?
 Shocked

« Last Edit: December 10, 2003 09:44:28 AM by firehead4 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/
http://youtu.be/Q73M5hiqktA
plainmabel
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2003 11:26:16 AM »

Very nice balls! Cheesy

(But seriously, those do look great -- nice work!)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Plain Mabel :: Extraordinary Gifts and Accessories
Awful Cufflinks :: Everyday stuff, just better.
AnnaReilly
Offline Offline

Posts: 413
Joined: 01-Dec-2003
Part cat-woman, part cat-lady...


View Profile WWW
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams
firehead4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003 09:45:06 AM »

These would also make great ornaments b/c they are soo light!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/
http://youtu.be/Q73M5hiqktA
Kallese
« 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...

Thanks!

THIS ROCKS   Logged
firehead4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?


View Profile WWW
« 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).



THIS ROCKS   Logged

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/
http://youtu.be/Q73M5hiqktA
Kallese
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2003 07:49:09 AM »

 Wink

Thanks
THIS ROCKS   Logged
firehead4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1438
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?


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

Here are several paper mache recipes...

http://www.planetpals.com/papermache.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/
http://youtu.be/Q73M5hiqktA
missmichigan
Offline Offline

Posts: 388
Joined: 09-Dec-2003

long lost sister of rosie palm


View Profile
« 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)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Would you like to go to a pants party?
missy
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2004 08:15:31 PM »

you girls are so dirty!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Craft Hot Air Balloon
How to Make Scented Play Dough
How to Make Bubble Art
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk
How to Make a Pop Up Card for Children
Latest Blog Articles
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.