Saturday, 11 October 2014


Isn't paper wonderful!  It's amazing the things that you can do with it.  It's just so versatile.  I've recently been having fun doing some papier-mâché - up to my elbows in bits of newspaper and paste.

Here's what I made.

A rather elegant cup and saucer!

Totally useless and impractical, but nevertheless, fun to make and quite challenging to get the shapes right.

As you can see, both the cup and saucer are a bit skew-whiff.  But I think it adds character to them.

There are some lovely items made with papier-mâché to be seen on Pinterest. I'm a big fan of Julie Arkell's work.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to make a little figure, or a doll or even a head.  Something to work on - but I'll need a lot of practice!


  1. Definitely a medium I have enjoed using. Love your cup and saucer x

  2. I think paper mache is very hard to work with. I have tried it with a group of children and after three sessions we put our work in the bin! I am not a quitter usually. Your cup and saucer is a lovely decorative piece, it would make a lovely gift with a selection of teabags inside it.

    1. Thanks. I like the idea of a gift with tea bags.

  3. I like your project too ;)


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