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I made paper mache coffee tables sculpted like a dog and cat. And I named them Hulky and Siam. Below are the instructions I made — on what I call — the MOJO tables. The base of both paper mache coffee tables is the LACK side table.

IKEA Item Used:

Other materials:

1. Crumple several newspapers and affix them with masking tape in the approximate future form.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

2. Continue with all four legs.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

3. Crumple more papersheets and put them in a plastic bag for the belly.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

4. Place the plastic bag containing crumpled paper and also affix it with masking tape. Mix paste and apply it on newspaper sheets (several layers). Tear strips and affix it.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables


5. Repeat the procedure with crumpled paper and plastic bag to complete belly and neck. Also affix it with pasted paper strips.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

6. Then form the head, later the paws.

7. And affix them.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

8. Start modelling face, ears, snout and paws. Add at least 10 more layers to strengthen the table.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

9. Apply the last layer using white paper as a base for painting. Then paint with acrylic colour.

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

Final result!

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

Here’s Hulky and …

Paper Mache Scuplture -- Furry Friends coffee tables

Siam!

Paper mache is a great material to create whatever you want. Enjoy.

~ by Lotta G, Switzerland, Mettmenstetten


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