ByMagdalena Batlecter, writer at Creators.co
illustrations, sculpture, forests and witch costumes. @batlecter
Magdalena Batlecter

My first attempt to make something with papier mache was about one year ago, and it was really lame, even though horns aren't my best product. However, I was making final work, or senior work, and I had to make a sculpture. Since I love books, I wanted to make it a book, but should have chosen material I was already familiar with. I don't regret it, because it is more epic than it seems on pictures and I had opportunity to make model of my forest. Picture:

Papier mache book. Weighted around 4.4 pounds.
Papier mache book. Weighted around 4.4 pounds.

(around 2 kilograms)

However, professors were satisfied - no one has used papier mache before. here is a bit about process.

first, i took newspapers and shaped horns. after that, i wrapped them in cream made of paper, water and glue. here is what you get:

horns sunbathing for 3 days.
horns sunbathing for 3 days.

after they were dry and all the mistakes were corrected (almost all of them), and horns were painted,

you have this.
you have this.

and then you have to attach them. and that's the hardest part. words are not enough for that. i had special kinds of problems with ram horns which I had to re-do several times- they were too heavy and crown couldn't have endured. last chance of attaching them took me two days. if you ever decide to make anything with papier mache, be careful, because you will easily destroy floors you work on.

bits.
bits.

after redecorating crowns and horns several times, i got this.

I am still adding herbs on this.
I am still adding herbs on this.
ram horns in grey
ram horns in grey
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