PAPIER MACHE LETTER BOX
(This is for Carol)
Thought you may like to see the letter box (similar to Mum’s) I made. I constructed it from a stiff cardboard, used a glue gun to stick the pieces together. Pasted on about five layers of newspaper pieces, when dry, I gave it a couple of coats of gesso to give it a smooth surface, this also strengthened it, then it was painted and decoupaged I also used a bit of gilding on the edges to give it an aged look
I’ve made items from papier mache pulp too. Messy but great fun! I did a lot of it a couple of years ago as well as Craft Fairs and giving tuition to Youth Clubs and Schools. Papier machie items make nice little hand-crafted gifts, what I have left is packed away in the loft somewhere, I must get it down sometime and take some photographs.
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