|Papier Mache How To|
I used gloss acrylic paint, rather than matte, because I am going to leave some of my white base coat showing in my painted design. You can also use gesso, which is a favorite of some. Though I am going to use a clear sealer I preferred my white coat to appear finished.
I gave these napkin rings three coats of the paint, allowing them to dry between each one.
I also alternated brushing left to right, and top to bottom, in order to completely cover the newsprint.
I had to take extra time and care to paint the rims of these papier mache circles.
Now that I've drawn the peppers onto each ring in my papier mache project, I will be designing and painting on my design. The colors will coordinate with my hand embroidered napkins.