File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 129

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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 21:05:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] off wall paper mache

I have a vague recollection that Luman and Arlyn Coad discovered that they
didn't need to add glue to the egg cartons that they used for paper mache
pulp, because the glue already in the egg cartons was sufficient.  When they
added water the glue was reactivated.  It's a very vague recollection, so
use at your own risk, but it might be worth an experiment.

On the dryer lint question, I can be much more specific.  In the book
"Recipes for Art and Craft Materials" by Helen Roney Sattler, you'll find a
couple of pages on "Dryer-Lint Modeling Material".  The recipe goes like

You Will Need:
3 cups dryer lint
2 cups cold or warm water
2/3 cup non-self-rising wheat flour
3 drops oil of cloves
old newspaper

How to Make It:
1.  Put lint and water in a large saucepan.  Stir to dampen all of the lint.
2.  Add flour and stir thoroughly to prevent lumps.
3.  Add oil of cloves.
4.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture holds together
and forms peaks.
5.  Pour out and cool on several thicknesses of newspaper.

Makes about 4 cups.

It goes on to suggest that you can press this stuff into a mold or shape
over an armature as you would use paper mache pulp.  It says it will dry in
3 to 5 days.

I've never tried  this stuff, so I can't vouch for it, but it was printed in
a book so it has to work.  Right?

I've got a friend who will remain nameless who saved his dryer lint for a
few years with plans to experiment with it as a modeling compound.  I got
him a copy of this book, but I don't know if he ever got around to trying
the recipe.


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Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 1:14 PM
Subject: [Puptcrit] off wall paper mache

> I have saved 685 ( Yes that is six hundred and eighty five) egg  carton
> coffee carriers
>  like dunkin donuts uses,
>  Anyone with experience in using egg carton material for paper mache,  I
> would like to
>  know the best glue mixture that worked for you and any hints and tips  on
> using this
>  now on the next item, I have also saved a bag load of dryer lint ,  again
> use in paper
>  mache, once again glue mixtures and any hints and tips on its use  would
> appreciated
>  Regards
>  Mark
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