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This is not your typical grade school paper mache project. In fact Cindy Williams, had not sculpted anything since high school. Over 10 years later she is inspired by the work of Jonni Good of Ultimate Paper Mache, to take on this incredible project.

Time in total was 8 months and probably well over 400 hours (more than I can recall for sure), but it held my interest all the way through. With masters of mache like Jonni and their helpful websites that share ideas and techniques, I was able to get back into sculpture and turn an idea into a big blue dragon. My message to you is whatever you want to make, don’t wait for the perfect someday, do it now!

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Completed dragon, view from below.

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Dragon body assembled, before paper mache treatment.

I love when I see projects like this, so well documented and full of great information. This is what the internet was made for– sharing ideas and information. Keep up the awesome work Cindy and Jonni. Click here for the full article.

Be sure to check out Jonni’s site for lots of great homemade paper clay recipes and video tutorials. She is also author of four books about paper mache projects that would make a great gift for anyone wanting to try their hand at this fantastic and frugal art form!