papier-mâché fish

papier-mache fish
using the same steps as in my make papier-mâché bowls tutorial, but with a wood fish instead of a bowl. a little chiyogami, a page from an old book, some handmade papers… and a little thread to hang them.

15 responses to “papier-mâché fish”

  1. Anna says:

    They are absolutely fabulous! I love the disbursement of the papers. That translucent looking one is wonderful. What’s chiyogami? Origami paper?

  2. jess says:


  3. sara says:

    So are these hollow at the back, or is the wood fish still inside? This is a particularly nice fish shape. I loved the bowls too! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. jenn says:

    so cool… so talented…

  5. Marian says:

    this look so cool! the wooden fish stays inside, right??

  6. fish says:

    the wood fish does not stay inside – it is hollow. when covering the wood fish (which is protected by plastic wrap), i place bits of paper around the outer edges by about a half inch. i let it dry overnight, and carefully remove it from the fish form, and the shape is retained!

  7. Jaci says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your cool ideas!

  8. Jackie says:

    You clever, clever girl! Those are so fun!

  9. kristin says:

    Sistah called me on her way home from work to ask “did you check out fish’s post yet for today?” she was floored by these beauties…as am i. great work jen. xx

  10. kristin says:

    (oh…i didn’t even realize Sistah commented here until after my comment.)

    i can’t get a sense of size…how big are these?

  11. alex says:

    good golly, aren’t you clever!

  12. Ayama says:

    fantastic jen!!

  13. Jen C. says:

    Wow, how that Japanese paper/old book combination is making me swoon. Was it hard to get the paper off the fish? I had a heck of a time with the bowls, but probably due to user error. :)

  14. Claudia says:

    omg, you make such pretty things!

  15. Sonya says:

    Those are some lovely fish.

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