I've been asked many times if outdoor paper mache will stand the test of time.
I have to be honest and say that I have never done it myself. However, it appears it can be done as there are many artists creating sculptures from paper mache to be displayed outside.
Although I have heard a story of a man who apparently made and sailed a paper mache boat, in my experience it is very difficult to truly waterproof.
There are a few things to bear in mind if you want to give it a try:
If you do decide to give it a go, make sure you use strong glue. PVA or wood glue should work well with most fabrics.
Again, this is something I haven't tried yet, but I am keen to do so. I've had an email from a reader called Lynn telling me about a product called Paverpol. It's actually a textile hardener, but apparently it's brilliant as a waterproof coating for paper mache.
I've now found a UK supplier, and I'm planning to get hold of some and give it a test drive over the summer. We'll be posting the results on there so, as they say, watch this space :)
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