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Old 01-11-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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ok,so i want to make a mask with a layer of book pages in the form of paper mache,i've done it before and it was successful but it was only one layer of pages on thick paper (230g).this time as i don't have the particular book i will print some and i wanted to know given that the base will be the same if the first layer(s) is newspaper,will it show through the final layer (regular printing paper)

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Old 02-03-2016, 02:39 AM   #2
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Do you want to leave the paper unpainted? If so you will probably have to do more than one layer of the regular paper to get it so the newspaper print won't show through. If you are painting it, then it doesn't matter. Two layers of craft paint will cover it so the regular paper isn't necessary over the newspaper. (although I could be misunderstanding the question. If so, sorry about that!)
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Yes, I completely agree with winklesun. At least 3 layers of the regular printing paper would be able to mask off the effects of the newspaper layers underneath. However, if you plan to paint, a single top layer would do. Being a paper mache craft enthusiast, I tried my hand at making paper mache masks for a New Year party and was showered with accolades. I got motivated to make them after coming across a post here that helped grow my interest in putting layers of fragile paper together that surprisingly transform into sturdy designer masks. I particularly liked the masquerade mask idea where smashed gold Christmas ornaments were stuck to the top layer to add sheen.
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