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If you're interested in seeing your creations - graphic or otherwise - in an objective way, hold the item up in front of and facing a mirror from a distance of 3 to 5 feet.. You'll be better able to critique your item and tell where another detail may be added, or another color repeated, or an area needs to be broken up with an addition of something.I rely on this method with everything I make and it never fails to give me success!
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How to Make Paper Mache
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Dryer Lint Paper Mache

This inexpensive recipe is easy to make and works in those plastic candy molds very well. Just allow enough time for drying.

1 cup of lint from the dryer
1 cup torn up tissue paper (want colored use colored tissue paper)
2 tsp. liquid starch
2 cups water



Mix lint, tissue paper, liquid starch and water altogether and blend until smooth in the blender

Pour into cheesecloth draped over a bowl and press out as much of the liquid as possible

Add to mold and press tightly

Let air dry

Remove from mold carefully and sand lightly

Now you can paint these up anyway you like ......they make wonderful Christmas ornaments sprinkled with mica flakes or glass glitter.

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