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2D to 3D by Pun Hui Falkenhainer

Pun Hui shows how to turn a simple 2D picture into a stunning 3D papier mache model.

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You will need...

- 1 x 10.5" 18 guage wire (Arm)
- 1 x 22" 18 guage wire (Body)
- Wall paper paste
- 1 x 1" Styrofoam ball
- PVA (or ELMERS) glue
- Washi paper
- Awl
- 1 x Tooth pick
- Paper towel

Choosing a picture




Choose a simple wall picture like this one, under 12" high. This poster-like picture is not in proportion, so you may choose a larger head size or shorter body.

Making the Body



Hand tear a strip of washi paper 3/8" wide and wrap around the wire. Add more layers for thicker arms and legs.

The body
The body





Attach body wire to arm wire.



Cut 2 bases for shoes from washi paper.

Shoes
Shoes


Shaping the shoes
Shaping the shoes


Use Elmers glue to secure the base. Let it dry, then build the shoe shape.



Cut paper towels to about 5" - enough volume to shape a body. Lay in between body wires, front and back.



Layering
Layering


Paste 1" hand torn strips of washi paper and wrap around the body. After drying, cover with a least two more layers.

Making the head




Secure styrofoam ball onto the toothpick with Elmers glue.



Cover with several layers of Washi paper, including the neck. The torn strips should be no larger than your finger nail size.

The head
The head


Attaching the neck
Attaching the neck


Trim neck down to about 1 1/2" from the head. Use awl to make a hole in the body. Put some glue in the hole and insert the neck.



Cover with body toned Washi paper or paint with water colour.

Covering
Covering