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How to Make Paper Mache Whale Tissue Holder

Easy Whale Tissue Holder

Paper Mache Whale Tissue Holder
You will learn how to cut cardboard into a sweet whale tissue holder, cover with paper mache, paint, and care for with coats of shinny varnish.
This paper mache project is fabulous, easy, cheap, and great for someone wanting to create something unique and special for Dad on Father's Day, Baby shower, nursery, etc.
Our nautical themed tissue holders are to be a spring board for you, we encourage you to tweak, change up the whale tissue holder all you want.

Stuff List
Recycled Newspaper & cardboard
Plastic bag
Masking Tape
Paper Mache Paste
Paints and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags

Steps to Make Your Whale tissue holder Sculpture

1 Build Your Whale tissue holder Armature
You can make a box to fit over tissue or you can a find a box the perfect size.
Draw the whale tale onto cardboard and glue into place at one end of your box.
Slide your whale into a plastic bag and tape tight to your box this will help to minimize warping.

2 Paper Mache
Cover the whale tissue holder armature with 3 to 4 layers of newspaper using your hands soaked in paper mache paste. Lay your paper flat onto your whale tissue holder and work out all air bubbles. As you continue to apply layers of paper onto whale tissue holder they will look great.

Once you have covered your whale tissue holder with paper mache they must completely dry. Lay them out in the sun if you can for faster drying, they will take at least 24 hours to dry depending on the size of your whale tissue holder.

If your whale tissue holder does not seem tough enough add more paper mache. After each session of paper mache your sculpture must completely dry before moving to your next step. Awesome, guys get excited to see your whale tissue holder take shape.

Quick Link to Paper Mache Paste Recipe: http://goo.gl/BH5lgM

If you need once the whale tissue holder has dried you can lightly sand with sandpaper and wipe off before painting.

3. Paint Your Whale tissue holder
Paint a white coat of primer paint on your whale tissue holder to give you a white canvas for painting on. We use white flat interior house paint to prime the surface our paper mache.

Once the primer coat as dried paint with acrylics anyway you like. I begin with the darkest color first and work my way to the lightest shade. On our whale tissue holder we used many washes of color, layering is important when painting.

Let all you paint completely dry before sealing with varnish.

4. Varnishing (Protecting)
You must seal your paper mache pieces with varnish for protection against moisture. I spray on a couple of coats of spray can varnish and let them dry.

Whale Tissue Holder Wrap Up

This is just one way to make bright and beautiful whale tissue holder now it is your turn to use it to create your own whale tissue holder for the special Mom, lady, and friend in your life.

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