Tutorial: How to make Paper Clay - Papier Maché - Recipe - PDF

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This is a 24 page tutorial on how to make the papier maché/paper clay that I use to make most of my masks.
I call this a paper clay because it has a great texture/consistency that is very clay-like. It can be rolled out like a pizza dough and used inside a mold (this is how I use it) or on a base of for example clay, styrofoam or chicken wire.
(If you want to make a mold, I recommend Jemonite or a similar "acrylic polymer liquid"/"polymer-modified plaster" for the best result, as this is what I use myself.)

The texture of the dried paper clay will not be super smooth, as seen in the photos, which is positive in my opinion since it shows off the organic and handmade nature of the material.

This tutorial includes detailed instructions and photographs to make it as easy as possible for you to make this yourself, in your own home.
The tutorial features the main paper clay recipe, plus an extra small recipe with an alternative way to make paper clay.

Also includes instructions on how to treat the paper clay after it is dried and a page of extra tips and tricks on how to further experiment with the paper clay, plus a page of troubleshooting questions, as well as a quick guide page that you can print out.

Does _not_ include instructions about sculpting or moldmaking.

The tutorial includes measurements in deciliters, 250ml cups and both 15ml and 20ml tablespoons.
When you have purchased this tutorial and you still have any questions about making paper clay you are welcome to e-mail or message me for advice.

The tutorial was updated in August 2017. If you have purchased this tutorial before the update, send me a message and I will give you the updated version free of charge.

A few customer reviews:

"Great tutorial! Very thorough explanation and great images."

"Practical and easy to understand!"

"Thank you for sharing these techniques! Very detailed and simple to follow. Can't wait to try them out!"

"Great recipe! Works very well for masks and props. Many thanks!"

"Very well written and illustrated tutorial. Artist very easy to work with, responds quickly."

This tutorial is for personal use only. It may not be resold, reproduced or redistributed commercially.
If you sell the paper clay creations you make when using this tutorial, then I would appreciate it very much if you wanted to credit me (with a link to my Etsy shop or website or similar: www.nymla.se).

Please read my policies before purchasing.
Thank you! :)

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Lovely, clear instructions. Excited to get started.
Oct 16, 2017 by amarettosour
Love the tutorial, especially the new updated version - thank you! The item was exactly as described - just a glitch with the keyboard buttons - sorry!
Aug 26, 2017 by Norman Parker
Jun 15, 2017 by Cassandra Melena
Great tutorial! Very thorough explanation and great images.
May 31, 2017 by Natalie Taylor
Dec 6, 2016 by Rachel Rush

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