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Okay, now comes the fun part. Now what you start to do is you start to get pleats in here and you start to pull up pieces of the paper so that it’s kind of folding up around the liter bottle.
And it will, because you got glue on it, it will kind of stand up there for you; it’ll stick to itself until you get it all pulled in this side, what exactly you like to do with it.
The one thing I caution you about is that you can’t close in the whole bottle because you’re not going to be able to pull it out after this whole shape dries so you know; you have to kind of let things pull away from, like this go down like that.
And when you find something you actually like, you just kind of press the glue against paper; gluey paper against gluey paper and it’s going to stick; it’s going to hold. I’m going to put like a little pleat here and you just kind of play around with of what you can do with the container.
And then I keep some string or yarn or something that I can rub around here to kind of hold it in place while I let it dry.
And remember because it’s a three dimensional object, you’re going to want to kind of turn it and look at it from different view points and see if you like all of them, you know, the way it looks from different angles.
These containers can be turned into anything you want; we put some soaked flowers here, this will act like a little flower pot down inside 00:03:26 but you know you could be your ribbons in there or you could put, you know, scarves, jewelry at you know, it’s up to you, what you want to put in there.
So you know you just kind of play around with it until you get something you like.
Now when it’s totally dry, you have to kind of twist the liter bottle and then you pull it out. But what we need to do now, I just want to do a little bit more like this and see this is where something like clothes pins or little clips come in handy where you can just kind of clip this together and then it will dry exactly like that but I think the glue is enough to, I mean I put a lot of glue on here. So there’s my container and now what I need to do next is just leave it alone and let it dry and we’ll come back later when it’s dry and we’ll pin it and decorate it like we did to that one.
Well while I was waiting for our paper mache thus to finish drying, I kind of decided on a theme for my little sculpture vase and when I had them spray painted it red and my plan is to use polymer medium and actually glue on to the vase different names of movies that I’ve cut out from the newspaper and I’m also going to do a little painting on the edges to decorate it. So I’m actually going to go ahead and start. I’m just finishing up on painting most of the edges. I just think it looks a whole lot nicer when you paint the edges; it just gives it a more finished look and I think already it looks more interesting because it draws attention to certain parts of the container.
Okay, so now what I’m going to do is, I want to start gluing some of these little clippings on here. So I’m just going to open up my polymer and make sure my brush is dry. I’ll cover this up so I don’t accidentally dip my brush in white paint and paint him with a. The newspaper clippings and.
On this other vase I used paint; well I spray painted it first and then I use acrylic paint and paint pans to do the decorating and I thought on this one it might be kind of fun to try something a little bit different so I thought maybe if we did a little collage work on it, it might give us a different look.
And of course when you’re doing collage things with polymer medium, you have to make certain that you’ve got the medium underneath the piece of paper and also on top of it.
So I think at this point I am going to say goodbye and let you go ahead and decorate your paper mache vase and I will just continue to work on my own. So I hope you have lots of fun creating this.