Asked on Mar 26, 2018

Baking paper used for Paper Mache - will it work?

by Eliza
Hi! I have a uni project and need to make a balloon paper mache but want it to be transparent. Has anyone used baking paper/parchment paper before instead of newspaper? I'm just not sure if using baking paper will absorb glue the same as newspaper....

Please let me know any ideas or suggestions!

Thank YOU!!!!

  4 answers
  • 17335038 17335038 on Mar 26, 2018

    Baking paper absorbs grease, and water, so I would think that it should also absorb glue, you might have to saturate it more than newspaper though due to its matte finish.

    I am also thinking that if you are aiming for transparency, perhaps you could try using shoji screen paper. It is not light blocking, and is strong for its thickness, so it might work.......

  • Ro Ro on Mar 26, 2018

    Never tried but I bet it would work. Maybe try tissue paper for transparency?

  • Becky Becky on Mar 26, 2018

    I do not think this will work. Baking parchment (at least in the US) is non-stick because it's permeated with silicone (or something like it). I think the glue and water will not soak in very well. I think tissue would be a better option. Good luck with whatever you try - I would love to see the results :-)

    • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 27, 2018

      My thoughts as well...I think the coating would prevent it from sticking properly

  • Connie Quine Connie Quine on Mar 27, 2018

    You might try a trial run with just a regular balloon and the parchment paper to see if it turns out the way you want and if the glue will stick to it. I have never used parchment for that purpose, but would love to know if it works. Keep us informed!