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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd; Subsequent edition (1 Feb 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0920668852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920668856
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Miles beyond the projects you may remember from grade school... takes papier-mache beyond craft and into art -- and has fun doing it, too.--Linda Turk"Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal" (10/31/2004)

About the Author

Sheila McGraw is the author of "Painting and Decorating Furniture," "Dolls Kids Can Make," "Gifts Kids Can Make," "Papier Mache for Kids" and "Soft Toys to Sew." She is the illustrator of the best-selling children's books "Love You Forever" and "Lightning Bug Thunder" as well as the author/illustrator of "Pussycats Everywhere."

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Papier-mache can be pronounced the French way, "papee-ay mashay," or the Anglicized way, "paper mashay." Read the first page
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 May 1998
This book begins with the basics, including an explanation of materials and techniques used. There are great color photos, and the book shows the development of many projects step by step. The book is not targeted at small children - there are other books that are. A good quarter of the finished projects, however, are appealing to children and perhaps, the kids can help out at times. This book is for pre-teen through adult, and the instructional design and photography offer tips to the beginner or the advanced. Only one criticism, the projects in the book are made with newspaper as the paper of choice, when tissue paper that is matte on one side and shiny on the other, i.e., reinforced with special fibers would be an easier medium to work with, more durable overall, and more "finished" looking. I am not a purist, I just want the results of my labor to look terrific! Good luck!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Aug 1999
A ton of really creative and fun projects. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and there are lots of photos. Highly recommended!
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By J Richards on 28 Nov 2013
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Exactly what i wanted , gives you basic and easy methods for beginner. Well illustrated and easy to understand A*
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By KATE on 15 Sep 2014
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Amazon.com: 18 reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Excellent ideas and instructions for modern projects. 5 May 1998
By Jannucat@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
This book begins with the basics, including an explanation of materials and techniques used. There are great color photos, and the book shows the development of many projects step by step. The book is not targeted at small children - there are other books that are. A good quarter of the finished projects, however, are appealing to children and perhaps, the kids can help out at times. This book is for pre-teen through adult, and the instructional design and photography offer tips to the beginner or the advanced. Only one criticism, the projects in the book are made with newspaper as the paper of choice, when tissue paper that is matte on one side and shiny on the other, i.e., reinforced with special fibers would be an easier medium to work with, more durable overall, and more "finished" looking. I am not a purist, I just want the results of my labor to look terrific! Good luck!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Love it! 18 Jan 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like this book.
It's easy to read and understand .
I made the dog armature witout any trouble. I did need to change the head somewhat though for the breed I wanted.
I am not a cat person but that cat planter is just too cute and I will probably make that.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is the author recommends buying paper pulp mix and I think that is a waste of money when it's simple to make your own.
But
I still love this book!
it has some great projects and lots of great tips too!
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A true learning experience =) 24 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Our school used this book for art class! We're a little alternative school and everyone loved the projects....we had a hard time just choosing one =) It was easy for us to come to class day after day and work on projects for an hour n want to even work more on them....we all became really proud of the projects this book helped us make =)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic Fun! 17 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
A ton of really creative and fun projects. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and there are lots of photos. Highly recommended!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Get this book first 24 Feb 2013
By Nagagirl - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm making Santos and haven't used paper mache for years so bought several
so-so books, learning bits from each one. This book has all the info you'll need
to begin and advance using this medium. I'd say it's possibly the only book
you'll need if you're like me and push, experiment and learn on my own.

The projects are simple, basic, mostly school age level. But the amount of
solid information there is complete. You can take what you learn from this and
apply it to more complex projects. Refreshing to find an artist who is so generous
with her experience!
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