In the discussion of why people make cardmodels. A comparison came up between paper and plastic and then the suggestion that papermache and castpaper somehow were excluded as a legitimate way of building out of paper. So here it is. Figures made of paper mache. The nice thing about working this way is that I can get curved organic shapes that suggest clothing and skin. I used cornstarch as paste. This comes out less sticky than white glue and since paper is basically starch(cellulose) cornstarch is highly compatable. I understand that the original papermache along with the ever popular spit-wad is chewed. The enzimes in saliva break down the starch of the paper to act as a kind of glue. Not wanting to chew paper, cornstarch is fine. I put 2 teaspoons of starch in a quarter cup of water and cooked it until the starch was translusent and the consistency of mayonnase. I put it in a metal measuring cup in a small skillet becauseheating ring on my stove is bigger than the measuring cup. I put some water in the skillet so that it acts like a double boiler. --If you want to make lemon pie the process is similar. I printed out the basic shapes from the computer so that I can keep track of the sizes of paper pieces and repeat the process. Thn I dunked the paper in the paste and went to work. I used a pin for the neck so that the head turns. After it dried a bit I added details, like the printed face, clothing, and braided hair with superglue. I also colored parts with a Sharpie. I'm going to do this again and see if I can make her better. The character is Peggy, the protagonist of my novel. I needed some heads to show up under the canopy when I photograph my models. The face in the model is from an earlier attempt at making figures out of flat paper. The flat head doesn't look very believable.