Adorable and Effortless Paper Clay Whale Plate
Drop by the studio for a free workshop on how to make a little whale plate for an awesome Father's Day, baby shower, etc. gift.
This paper clay project is super simple and great for someone wanting to learn the awesome art of paper clay.
This little whale has a awesome whimsypapermache look we think you will enjoy so much, there are several other whale how to videos for you to enjoy on our YouTube channel.
Paper Mache Paste
Paints and Paint Brushes
H20 and Rags
Creating Your Whale Armature
1 Build Your Armature
Begin drawing out your whale to cut out of cardboard.
Place your whale into a plastic bag and shape with lots of mashing tape.
2 Paper Clay Your Little Whales
Paper Clay: Cover the entire whale with about 1/4 inch layer of paper clay, doing one side at a time and letting that completely dry. Apply the homemade paper clay with your hands and smooth with paper mache paste, butter knife, etc. You can let your paper clay dry for about 6 or more hours and then smooth more with paste.
Now it's time to let your little whale plate (tray) dry completely in the sun or in front of the fan for 2 to 3 days. It is important that it completely dries before moving on.
Paper Clay Recipe: http://goo.gl/xoTFbJ
3. Paint the little whales
Paint a white coat of paint on your whale to give you a white canvas for painting on.
Once the base coat as dried paint with acrylics anyway you like. Let this completely dry.
You must seal your paper clay pieces with 3 to 4 coats varnish for protection. Varnish comes in a spray can in gloss or stain.
This is just one way to make a little whale; we would love to hear your thoughts and see the little paper clay whales that you have made.
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