DIRECTIONS for Using Gelli Prints and Oil Pastel Rubbings:
If you have a ready-made armature such as a tape roll then you can use the aluminum foil to add a textural element or use it to “size” the bracelet to your liking. An armature of folded or twisted paper is also an option. Foil to make a surface amenable to the papier-mâché process. The last layers are decorated tissue paper. A couple of coats of Mod Podge AFTER signing the inside will finish it off.
paper to form into – newsprint, kraft paper, paper from file folders, and cardboard.
aluminum foil – this one is optional
Material for papier-mâché
Needs to be pliable (not stiff) note: using 2 different colors will make it easier to layer evenly
Tear into 1 to 1/2” strips (width) 5-6” (length)
Diluted glue 1 to 1 ratio (1/2 glue, 1/2 water) note: some glue will need less, some will require more… it depends on how thick your glue is, the goal is a consistency that covers the paper evenly as it is dipped through. Monte Marte was the brand we used in the live stream Here is a link to the 3 pack we buy: https://amzn.to/3smXuGx
Stiff brush (1/2”)
Masking tape 1” is the best to cover the armature prior to applying the paper-mâché.
As a Note from the Stream, to seal and protect your rolled beads here is what we recommend and use: