paper mache ships : 3 templates and instruction

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This downloadable pattern produces spectacular and whimsical ships and boats.

The finished sizes are: large ship – 20 inches high and 13 inches long, small ship – 12 inches high and 10 inches long, boat – 12 inches high and 8 inches long.

There are 57 pages of photos and instructions, 3 templates - for a large ship, a small ship and a charming little boat, a resource list and more. Make the three projects and then expand on that – you’ll learn how to make graceful shapes from cereal boxes and all sorts of other top secret techniques.

Skill level is beginner to advanced - there's tons of instruction and lots of room to experiment and improvise and be expressive no matter what your level of experience is.

A paper mache ship pattern (downloadable PDF)
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Full size templates for 2 ships and 1 boat
Detailed step-by-step instructions with color photographs and illustrations.
The pdf file consists of 57 pages (including pattern sheets) and is about 17 MB in size.
All my top secret ship building tips and tricks
My simple and effective method for building graceful cardboard armatures with simple materials
Links to two videos
List of materials required
List of materials resources
Ideas and tips for embellishing


For The Ships:
cardboard (cereal boxes are ideal - for the large ship you need at least one large cereal box)
corrugated cardboard
wall paper paste
Elmer’s Glue
brown paper bags
masking tape
large bamboo skewers
wood toothpicks or coffee stirrers
wood dowels (large ship only)
wood shapes and spools (optional)

For The Sails And Rigging :
cotton fabrics
embroidery thread ( I like DMC Perle 8)
(optional) trim, lace, silk etc. for embellishments

The Paper Mache ship pattern was designed by Ann Wood, copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Do not distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my written permission.

* The ships must be made by hand, no mass production.
* Items must be made by the individual who purchased the pattern (retain you receipt).
* Credit is given to Ann Wood as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each ship.
* Online listings must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.
* You may alter the pattern but all terms still apply.

I hope you make ships! If you do I'd love to see - you can share them here:
or email me a photo : ann at ann wood handmade dot com

Average review
May 29, 2018 by stevie jackson
Perfect transaction...all of your patterns are so well written and easy to follow, and beautifully illustrated. Thank you so much for sharing your magic with the world!
May 5, 2018 by violetbronte
Love, love love! Pattern was downloaded quickly and easily. Very happy with purchase.
Apr 30, 2018 by Kathleen Pentycofe
Wonderful patterns. Good directions. Easy download.
Apr 10, 2018 by merdyke
Shazam!! This is beautifully illustrated and inspiring. Easy to follow the instructions.
Mar 16, 2018 by j.maxine

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