Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by pagestep007 on Jul 02, 2012
Snail,my beard is still on... The vids are in reverse order. The pressure is coming on to get the filming we are doing done, so I can trim it back. Filming is real slow though.
Pity about your camera. You need to do some VHS transfers pronto. USB converters are cheap and effective.
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by Rikka on Jul 03, 2012
You rock!
I didn't get what type of glue you use, though.
This might work for close ups, too:
http://www.floristik-geschenke-bastel-shop.de/pic/Islandmoos-piniengruen-praepariert-Sparpack-600-g.1017-101-119-SPp.jpg
This is prepared to be green, it's grey normally. I get it a the local florist shop, they have different shades of green, brown and grey and it is not expensive. I really like the music on the last. First. Well, the less bearded...
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by pagestep007 on Jul 03, 2012
Hey Rika, The florist stuff in english is lichen I think.('Islandmoos' in the link indicates it is, I think) I have used it on miniatures. I can find it in the countryside here, and you just dry it. After a while it goes brown so painting is necessary if you want it another color. When I use Photocopy paper to make rocks, I use PVA, white glue , Elmers, school craft glue, carpentry glue...you know that common white glue, with about a 50% water content. It sticks Photocopy paper well, but newspaper sucks it up, so it gets a little  expensive for me, so with the newspaper I used the cornflour paste.
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Jul 03, 2012
Is corn flour the same as corn starch? Corn starch is used as a thickening agent in sauces here in the US.
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Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by pagestep007 on Jul 03, 2012
Yes, I think so Billy. Corn flour is used as thickening, or making custard. Give it a try
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by MsPuppet on Jul 03, 2012
Yes, corn flour and corn starch are the same. I remember trying to figure that out when we lived in Africa. LOL

Have you tried the spray paints that look like granite or stone?
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by pagestep007 on Jul 03, 2012
Oh MsPuppet, you were in Africa? Wow(what part?). No I have not tried granite or stone sprays. Do tell more.
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by MsPuppet on Jul 03, 2012
We were on a short term missions assignment in Nairobi, Kenya.  Loved it!  Beautiful people, beautiful place.  The altitude is high (400+ feet higher than Denver).  I had to adapt all my recipes. 

We lived just a few miles from the Nairobi Game Park. We had a pass, often would drive to the park just before the animals started moving in the evening. Unbelievable to see so many animals so near the city. We did some travel to other parts of Kenya including one of the large game parks.  Did a lot of fishing (large mouth bass).

The climate is wonderful. We have a picture of us standing on the equator, wearing sweaters! LOL. We always thought we would go back for a longer term, but it never worked out.
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Here's a link for the stone spray. 

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=79

They have all different ones. We've used them for some stuff in Sunday school and have been pleased with the results.

Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by Rikka on Jul 04, 2012
Sorry to hear that, Africa sounds so great!

Yes, it is a kind of lichen. Ours does not grow as big- may be we have the wrong kind or we have too much industry over here...
Re: Paper Mache Rocks Posted by pagestep007 on Jul 04, 2012
Rika , I think it depends largely on climate, as to how well lichen grows.
yes Africa  sounds  interesting. We are only 10 degrees  north of the equator here, but  it  is  like  continual spring.. t-shirt weather, and  alight sweater on a cool day
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