Thursday, November 18, 2010

Homemade Paperclay Recipe!!

After going to Michaels to get my paperclay and giving them an arm and a leg to purchase it---well I decided to make my own---and yup---it really works and has a great consistancy---this one here is a keeper---so jot it down!
Homemade Paperclay

Stuff you'll need:

Paper scraps (any kind, newspaper, construction paper, etc)
Flour
Water
Blender
Plastic bag or plastic container for storage
Start with about 2 cups of paper, torn into strips. Add 4 cups of
water
and blend until it is mushy. Remove the paper from the blender and
squeeze out all the water you can. I poured mine into a strainer and
just picked up handfuls at a time, then put them into a large mixing
bowl
after I squeezed out the water. Mix 1/2 c water and 1/2 c flour in
mixing bowl. Add the paper pulp after water is squeezed out. Knead
until it
has the consistency of soft dough. You may need to add more flour as
you go. Now you can use it as you would paper clay. I've noticed it
dries slower than paperclay, so after I finish my piece, I dry it in
oven at 150 Some people use a hair dryer,until the surface is dry,
then let it air dry for 1 or 2
days, but this could vary. After it is dry, you can sand and paint
it.
Store any left overs in a plastic bag or airtight container in the
refrigerator until you're ready to use it!

1 comment:

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet lady.
I am thankful to know you.
Blondie