Paper mache bowls are fun and easy to make.
Apply these simple techniques to create sophisticated patterns.
Cover a bowl with plastic wrap andplace face down.
Tear news print into strips about an inch wide.
Brush deco pauge mediumonto strips and apply to the outside of bowl, working in different directions.
Overlap stripsin a think layer to cover the bowl.
Brush entire surface with decoupage medium and letdry.
Repeat the process for six layers.
When the final layer is dry, remove the papier-machebowl.
A butter knife can help you loosen it.
Peel off the plastic wrap and trim the edgeswith scissors.
Paint the outside of the bowl with two coats of craft paint and let dry.
Cut gift wrap into three strips, each about three to four inches wide.
When placed sideby side, strips should be wide enough and long enough to cover the inside of the bowl.
Apply decoupage medium to the center strip and adhere to the inside middle of the bowl,smoothing out air bubbles.
Repeat the process fo reach side strip.
Set the bowl aside todry for about thirty minutes.
Trim the excess paper from the rim and apply two coats ofdecoupage medium over the interior allowing each layer to dry.
Paint the rim with goldpaint pen.