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Paper Mâché Clay, Tips & Tricks

David Dienhart -

When I first started sculpting with paper mâché clay, I tried numerous recipes and encountered many issues along the way. Sometimes the clay was too dry, other times too wet, the recipes I had were vague. To give you a head start, I assembled a walkthrough tutorial with hints, tips, and tricks so you can easily make a nice batch of clay, and start sculpting. For recipes, please refer to my earlier posts here: Dahlhart Lane Paper Clay Recipe, Paper Mache Clay Recipe Review (GhoulishCop Air Dry Paper Clay 2.0) with modifications, and Paper Mache Clay Recipe Review (GhoulishCop Air Dry Paper Clay...

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David Dienhart -

I found this recipe at dahlhartlane.blogspot.com and it uses more paper than the other paper mache clay recipes that I normally use do, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I blended and mixed everything as I normally do just as GhoulishCop instructs in his video. Ingredients 2 cups: Toilet Paper 3/4 cup: All-Purpose Flour 3/4 cup: Elmer's Glue (PVA Glue) 1 cup: Joint Compound 2 tbsp: Linseed Oil While mixing the ingredients with my drill, the clay was very wet, possibly because my Joint Compound contained more moisture than the instructions accounted for so I had to add...

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David Dienhart -

After making GhoulishCop's Air Dry Clay 2.0, I decided to make a modification to it to see what I could come up with and substituted the corn starch for more flour. I did use corn starch for the kneading process, but that did not add up to very much. Modified Recipe of: Air Dry Paper Clay 2.0 Ingredients 1 cup: Cellulose Insulation (Dry, firmly pressed into measuring cup) 2 cups: All-Purpose Flour (I added a bit more during the mixing process to get it to a better consistency to pull out of the bucket for the kneading process). 1 cup:...

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David Dienhart -

Since I Started scuplting with Paper Mache clay over a year ago, I never felt that I had exactly the right texture. Sometimes it was too much like a paste, while other times it felt more like chalk. I've done a lot of reading and learning since then, and have had some batches that were pretty good but I'm still seeking out just the right recipe for my method of sculpting, so I'm mixing up various recipes, giving them a try and sharing my results with you. This is my first paper mache clay recipe review, as it is my...

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David Dienhart -

Making Clay Mache Hand Halloween props is a relatively simple process. It's a bit lengthy, but with a little bit of patience and persistence, you can make some realistic looking, durable prop hands that can be reused for many years to come. In this article, I'll share my DIY (Do It Yourself) build process: Materials 1 each: roll of 1/2 inch wide masking tape 2 each: 2 inch long 1/2 inch diameter pieces of PVC tubing 2 each: 1/2 inch PVC couplers 1 each: Hot Glue Gun with a few glue sticks 1 each: Thin cardboard 3 each: Coat Hangers...

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