How to Make Paste Papers for a Variety of Projects in the Art Room
Step 1: Mix up a batch (or used leftover!) paper mache paste
(Note: For best results, use a commercially made paper mache paste such as Elmer’s Art Paste.)
Step 2: Fill small containers with a ratio of three parts paper mache paste to one part tempera paint. Mix thoroughly.
(Note: If you’d like a darker look, you can mix two parts paste with one part paint.)
Step 3: Using a large brush, paint a simple pattern onto heavy drawing paper.
(Note: I like to break up my colors into warm and cool so that they don’t get muddy.)
Step 4. Using a scraping device (paint scraper, comb, rubber tools, etc…) scrape through the paint. Let Dry.
Voila! Beautiful paper for a variety of activities.