Homemade Paper Maché Clay


Furthering my investigations into paper as a material I sourced a wonderful paper maché clay recipe from Ultimate Paper Maché, a great site for paper maché know-how. I did adapt the recipe somewhat to Australian products but other than that I followed their recipe to a fault.

The result was an amazing air-dried clay. Once dry it can be sanded to an almost porcelain-perfect finish. It holds even the finest of detail well and is very refined and strong.

Here then are a few images showing my investigations with this homemade clay recipe.

 

Homemade paper maché clay that holds great detail.
Homemade paper maché clay. Pliable and holds great detail.
A miniature bowl that I made from the clay, photographed with a pen for scale.
A miniature bowl that I made from the clay, photographed with a pen for scale.
After some sanding the surface was smooth.
After some sanding the surface was smooth. It almost has a marbled look after I added a glaze to it.
The bottom of the mini bowl.
The bottom of the mini bowl.
A mini 'marbled' bowl. Too cute.
A mini ‘marbled’ bowl, top view. Too cute.
From the side.
From the side.

This clay has so much potential, I will definitely be using it again.

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