March has been a month of Papermania here at Rainbow Hare. I’ve been experimenting with different types of paper – local news, speckled and patterned and an old (not valuable) book – and I have amassed a miscellany of monochrome items including a number of partly made eggs, which will perhaps come in useful for some future Easter…
I’m linking these makes up with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for this month’s New to Me Linky Party because, although I must have attempted to make something with paper mache ever before in my life, it certainly wasn’t this century or any kind of success. The nearest was probably Granny Square’s caravan, which was made with cardboard boxes strengthened by sticking scraps of magazines to the outside but that is all invisible in the finished piece, whereas this time I’ve been trying to use the paper for a decorative as well as a structural effect. Also, I have been using Mod Podge, which is completely New To Me.
This boat was my first ‘proper’ make and I’m really pleased with the mix of paper, fabric and yarn.
I think that is probably about enough of paper mache for now but it’s been fun making things in a completely different medium.
Another ‘New to me’ is that this is my third post in three days! I don’t expect that will happen again anytime soon. If you have any ‘New to Me’ projects this month, there’s still time to link up with Fiona.
Happy Making with whatever materials you like best!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare