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DIY: Use your daily newspaper and make container using traditional Paper Machie Technique

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We come across newspaper everyday right from reading to packing in home, office, hotels, etc. Most of our mornings begin with a sip of coffee and a news paper. But it’s not just for knowing news or packing things as we think. Our ancestors had made contai

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How To Do it YourselfHow To Do it Yourself

step 1

DIY: Use your daily newspaper and make container using traditional Paper Machie Technique

• Tear 4 to 7 full sheets of news paper into small bits. • Fill the container with hot water and immerse newspapers in it and let it stay for whole night. • Mix the paper well inside the water as shown in the picture above.

step 2

DIY: Use your daily newspaper and make container using traditional Paper Machie Technique

• Next morning filter the water and add hot water again and let it stay for half a day. • Repeat this for every half day to get better results. This may take around 2 days to get a proper pulp and it has to be in a semi-solid consistency as shown in the picture above.

step 3

DIY: Use your daily newspaper and make container using traditional Paper Machie Technique

• Every time when the newspaper is filtered try to smash the pulp by hand. This makes you to proceed with your work smoothly. • Now mix Fevicol to the pulp. The ratio must be 2:1 where 2 is newspaper and 1 is Fevicol. • Next take the plastic container having shape that your final product wants to look like. • Apply just two drops of oil on the outer surface of container. This is to avoid sticking of pulp to the container as we had added Fevicol in it. • Now take the pulp and spread over the surface and hold it on hand for few minutes until you make sure that the pulp won’t drip down. • Generally the pulp won’t drip if a proper semi solid consistency is maintained. • Now let it dry whole night as shown below. For better results make it dry on sunlight.

step 4

DIY: Use your daily newspaper and make container using traditional Paper Machie Technique

Once the pulp is fully dry slowly remove your product from the plastic container. • You can also let it dry for one more day under sunlight to make it better stronger. • Now paint it using acrylic paints as you like. Since it is traditionally made I have used royal blue and golden colour.

You Will NeedYou Will Need

• Few News papers • A Small container to prepare pulp • Hot Water to immerse news paper • Fevicol • Plastic Container which acts as a mold • Coconut oil or any oil • Acrylic paints • Paint brushes

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