How To: Make a paper mache "fishwichwich"

Make a paper mache "fishwichwich"

In this video you get to watch a talented mache artist make a fishwichwich from paper mache. It is fast paste but you get the idea of how he does it. Starting with the paper mache materials, the paste and paper, he makes the body and head in several pieces. He pastes these together and uses some sort of stick to make its spikes. He covers the spikes with mache so they have a more realistic look and starts to smooth out the features of the fish. Once the body is done, he's got the teeth and some fake eyeballs in, he then paints it using a couple different techniques. Once he is done this first fish, he makes a slightly smaller one and places it in its mouth. He then does it once more. This is why it is known as a fishwichwich.

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