paper maché
me and the cat waiter in progress

The following is a little bit about paper maché which is a wonderful medium for large scale installation work as well as small sculpture or practical objects. In Saskatchewan where I live and work we are blessed with a very dry climate - perfect for executing paper maché

If you have ideas, advice, or favorite resources on the subject I've missed please feel free to share them by
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Paste Directions ~ Paper Maché Directions ~ Pulp Recipe & Directions ~ Main Page

Other Resources

The following is a selection of websites by various Paper Maché Artists

General paper maché sites some with directions


The following list is just a sample of available books on the subject - Use Paper Maché as a subject search in your library catalogue Or check your local or online book vendor. Books are great for project ideas, different recipies, and techniques - you can look at a project and remark 'gee this is hideous' - but then use something from it to fashion your own wonderful creation - creativity is a highly infectious condition!

Books in the University of Saskatchewan Libraries

Paper mache fun for kids : a beginner's guide for parents, teachers, group leaders Education Library CALL # 745.542 P36 1992

The art of papier mâché / Carla and John B. Kenny ; with drawings and photos by the authors Main Library-5th Flr CALL # TT871 .K36

Creative papier maché / Lorrimar, Betty Education Library CALL # TT871 .L87 1971

Original creations with papier mâché Main Library-5th Flr CALL # TS1155 .A54

Papier mâché / Peter Rush Main Library-5th Flr CALL # TT871 .R88 1980

Papier maché and how to use it / Anderson, Mildred Main Library-5th Flr CALL # TS1155 .A54P2

The simple screamer : a guide to the art of papier and cloth mâché / by Dan Reeder ; with photographs by Jeff Reeder Education Library - Curriculum Coll. CALL #731.42 R44 1984

Saskatoon Public Library

Haines, Susanne. Papier mâché. Letts contemporary crafts. London: Letts, 1990. CALL NUMBER: 745.54 H153 -- ADULT BOOK

Innes, Miranda. Papier mâché 745.542 INN -- ADULT BOOK

Bawden, Juliet. The art and craft of papier mâché. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995. CALL NUMBER: 745.542 BAW

Books Currently in Print on the Subject

The Contemporary Craft of Paper Mâché : Techniques, Projects, Inspirations ~ Helga Muller, et al / Paperback / Published 1996

Dollmaking With Papier Mâché and Paper Clay ~ Doris Rockwell Gottilly / Paperback / Published 1998

Great Newspaper Crafts ~ F. Virginia Walter / Paperback / Published 1992

Making Your Own Paper Mâché ~ Melanie Williams / Paperback / Published 1996

New Papercrafts : An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Contemporary Papercrafts,Including Papier-mâché, Decoupage, Paper Cutting, Collage, decorating Margaret Malone(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1998

Paper & Fabric mâché : 100 Imaginative & Ingenious Projects to Make Dawn Cusick / Published 1994

Paper Mâché Lone Halse / Hardcover / Published 1994

Paper Mâché Diane James / Paperback / Published 1997

Paper mâché: Over 20 Creative Projects for the Home (The Inspirations Series) ~ Marion Elliott / Hardcover / Published 1997

last updated January 2002