A few weeks ago, I taught a workshop on covering metal containers with polymer. We used Altoid tins, even cutting around the hinge areas so the tins opened and closed. One student brought a small paper mache' box and covered that, too. I liked the versatility I could envision with the paper mache' box, and decided to try a few of my own.
The first one I made showcases a tessellation in black and white. This particular design is based on a traditional Japanese pattern explained in a tutorial by Nikolina Otrzan on Craft Art Edu. I am working on creating some pieces in black and white for the March show in Westerly, and this pattern just begged to be made in those high-contrast colors. I decided to try painting the paper mache' section above the clay on the base and really liked the finished look it gave.
This green box showcases a multi-colored braided cane. I love the brightness of the colors and the hexagonal shape.
The little round red box seemed the perfect spot for a cane I made based on a tutorial from Marcia Tzigelnik or Mars Design.