Using the paper mache (mash) clay recipe at Ultimate paper Mache I created this 11″x11″ heart.
I started it by drawing a heart shape onto some card board. Next I wadded up some newspaper and taped it together with masking tape (next time I’ll use wider tape). I also taped the bottom side of the heart. Then I covered the heart shape with a 1/4″ layer of paper mache. I smoothed it with a wet knife like jonni had recommended.
I let it dry for 2 days, then removed the paper so the inside could dry completely. After it was fully dry I painted it with gesso, then acrylic paint and gold spray paint. I drilled two holes and added a wire to hang.
This paper mache recipe is very hard and durable. I was surprised by the strength.
Check out jonni’s website for the paper mache recipe http://ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay
have a creative week!