Saturday, 24 May 2014

Paper Saturdays link up time and the joy of Paper Machee.

Are you ready for linking your paper art with us this week. We love to see what you have created. My Internet is all sorted and much more reliable now so I will be able to visit you again. I can't wait to see what you have in store.

This week I really wanted to make something colourful, fun and something just for me. I have always been a big fan of custom jewellery and ginormous beads and when I needed some Paper Machee for another project I saw my chance to make some yummy big beads with the left overs.

You can find a great recipe for Paper Machee over here. I rolled some balls from this recipe and pushed them onto a skewer and baked them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven for about a hour at 200 degrees Fahrenheit and then let them cool for at least 30 minutes. My beads cracked a bit but this was easily fixed with some more Paper Machee and a little placement in the sun for a few more hours.

When the beads were totally dry I sanded them down and painted them in some funky neon colours and I patterned one bead with ink pens and paint. Before threading the beads on black cord I varnished them with a gloss varnish. I used this one which will keep the beads water resitant so I can still cycle in the rain. 

If you would like to join us please
  • Link a relevant post with your paper art in the mr linky below
  •  Mention and link Paper Saturdays in your post so others can find us too
  • Feel free to use our button.
 See you soon!
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Clare Willcocks said...

I love the chunkiness of these beads and the fact that you made them completely from scratch! By the way, I keep meaning to print the little doll, now I'm staying at Mum and Dad's for the weekend, I might be able to!

Simona Cordara said...

Happy Paper Saturday!!
Those beads are sooooo juicy! :)

Carol Porter said...

Wonderful! I haven't done paper mache in years, how fun. The beads are beautiful!

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

Ahhhh! Your beads are fantastic! I may have to give this a try for myself this weekend, I love big, bright jewelry.

Melanie said...

Hier ben ik weer. Wat heb je weer een leuk papier idee uitgewerkt. Mooie kralenketting.
Nog een hele fijne zaterdagavond.
Liefs, Melanie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your colorful beads, especially the one with the intricate pattern. Blessings!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely! Beautiful!

Patsy Paterno said...

Great job! It's amazing you were ale to make it so smooth! :^) patsy

roberto M. said...

Hi Manon, thanks for your comment but I do not know if you want to play at the Drawing Challenge. Do you want? You are invited!!!! Tell me please so I know if I add your link on saturday. OK?

Michelle Wotruba said...

I love the colors you chose! Once again your so full of poppy fun projects!! :) Michelle

Kristin said...

This is brilliant! I love the idea of Paper Saturdays and your necklace is gorgeous! You had me at neon ;)
AND YES, please do! Should be a fun SOC ;) xoxo

Jez said...

Manon, dear friend, I thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments wishing me well. Things are improving a bit, and I hope each day to get back to my own self a little more. Good wishes from you and from everyone else who has been so kind have meant so much to me and helped to keep my spirits up. XXX