I have three books in print. Two are instructional. They show you how to use my paper mache techniques. One is my children’s book about a cute little dragon. More details about each book below. You can buy these books on Amazon.com. Or you can get personalized versions here. Pushing these buttons will take you to Paypal’s secure site. You do not have to be a Paypal member to use this service. You can use your credit card, even a check (little pieces of paper old people used to use to buy things). I will ship within 24 hours. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask, dan@GourmetPaperMache.com. I have to note that USPS has increased prices for shipping significantly in 2016. Flat rate Priority shipping increased 27%! I had to increase my shipping price to match the new rates. Please know that I do not make money on shipping.
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Papier Mache Monsters (2009, Gibbs Smith Publishers)
This is the most recent iteration of my first book, The Simple Screamer: A Guide to the Art of Papier and Cloth Mache (1984, Gibbs Smith Publishers), and its sequel, Make Something Ugly for a Change: The definitive Guide to Papier and Cloth Mache (1999, Gibbs Smith Publisher). This is a very comprehensive book. It contains everything I’ve learned about paper mache over the past four decades. Like the first two books, the focus here is on making a monster while learning the techniques. Why a monster? Because you can’t make a mistake. I do show how to make other projects as well.
Paper Mache Dragons
I love dragons. You might even say that I have a dragon problem. I make other projects, but I’m always thinking of making another dragon. In fact, I’m thinking of one that I’m making right now. I made this book for people similarly afflicted. Truth is, I just couldn’t fit a really detailed set of instructions for dragon making into my monster making book. This is also a stand alone book. It will teach you everything you need to know about paper and cloth mache.
This book has nothing to do with paper mache. This is a very sweet, poignant children’s book. While paper mache is my claim to fame, this is the book that makes me the most proud. I took two years off from my paper mache practice to get this book out of my head, where it had been for many years, and onto the pages of this book. I think it’s a great book with a great message, for adults and kids alike. It is about William, a little care free dragon who wanders about the hills and valleys of his idyllic home. That is until one day he sees a light over the horizon. It happens to be the light of a shopping mall. He makes his way to this exciting place, and once inside, William becomes a new dragon. And that new dragon wants stuff! William is after all a dragon at heart. Dragons hoard. Accumulating stuff is pretty innocent at first. But you know how that goes. This is a story about the dragon in all of us.