Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paper Mache Table cum lantern: Perfect Festive spirits

How can we celebrate festivals without lights? ...I decided to make this camel table cum lantern to place in the living room while several guest visit us during this season.

Camel Table light
For paper mache on such a big scale, I started with building and armature. 
building the model

                                                 I got my kids to help me shred paper
Preparing the paper mache
To make the paper mache dough I used the finely shredded paper, pinch of zinc oxide (to prevent molds) and PVA glue with water.

Before starting to paint I have coated the camel with primer.
freehand modeling and painting
Here are some other completed snaps
I have decorated the top wooden plank by sticking a hand made paper with wood glue. Further, Have used thick red and golden ribbons to wrap around the tubing. I made net flower and leaves to add to the table.
This Camel is 4 feet in length X 1.7 feet in width X 2 feet in height. I have inserted power saving LED lights and fixed four wheels to drag the camel as per convenience as a center table, bed side stand/ night lamp or during barbeque nights on the terrace.
Aerial View

To decorate the face off the camel I have used beads, golden ribbon and golden net sheet.
Front View
Inside the camel's belly (the table ) I have stock layers of red, green and blue gelatin paper so that when it lights up it throws various colorful lights.
Side View
 I have stitched around an elastic the golden net and black mirror worked cloth, such that it can be easily removed and washed (during festivals with plenty of guests this does get dirty)
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  1. Wow this is amazing Urvashi. It must have taken you a long time to make it. Hope you have fun with us at Unstampabelles. Your fellow teamie Wynn from sunny Cyprus.

  2. WOW this is stunning..amazing creativity!! Very special indeed!!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Oh my goodness, what an amazing project. Looks so professional! Love that your children could help out. My mom collects Camel items and I wish I could make her this! Glad to be on the team with you at UnstampaBelles. Best, CG

  4. Wow!!! This is awesome...Would love to have one!!

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