Paper Mache Embossed Painting





Introduction: Paper Mache Embossed Painting


  1. Hardboard Sheet
  2. Tissue Paper Roll
  3. White Flour
  4. PVA Glue
  5. White Oil Paint (better to have matt finish)
  6. Brush
  7. Fork
  8. Spoon
  9. Ice Cream Stick

Step 1: Preparation

  1. Soak tissue paper in warm water.
  2. After 10 minutes, squeeze the tissue and drain water thoroughly.
  3. Break the tissue into small pieces.
  4. Add white flour and PVA Glue.
  5. Mash as much as possible.
  6. Draw the objects on hardboard which you want to make like Tree,Reindeer,etc.

Step 2:

  1. Apply paper mache on drawing.
  2. Use Ice cream stick and spoon handle to make it smooth.
  3. Use fork to make texture on tree stem.

Step 3:

Use spoon to make tree dense leaves.

Step 4:

Apply white paint and let it to dry.



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How come oil paint? Can it be water-based as well?

Oil paint is not necessary, water-based can also be used. But the beauty of oil paints is that they protect the painting from moisture. Secondly, water based paints again make the painting slightly wet but its not a big deal put it again in sunshine and after some hours it will dry up.

Ooh! What great inspiration! Thanks!

There are so many creative opportunities here!

Thank you,
– David