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About Dan Reeder
Hello. My name is Dan Reeder. I am a paper mâché artist living in Seattle, Washington. I have been doing my own non-traditional version of paper mâché for four decades. I've published several books on the subject. The two that are most current are, "Papier Mâché Monsters: Turning Trinkets and Trash into Magnificent Monstrosities", and "Paper Mache Dragons. The monster book is the most comprehensive. The dragon book more specialized for those who are mostly interested in making dragons. They both offer step-by-step instructions on how to make some great art. I have made many time-lapse videos of my projects which augment the books wonderfully. You can find them on Youtube. Just search my name or "Gourmet Paper Mache" (the name of my channel).
My goal for many years has been to change the face of paper mâché from one of balloons and piggy banks to a medium with unlimited possibilities. Please check out my website, GourmetPaperMache.com, and my blog, PaperMacheBlog.com for more information.
While paper mâché is my claim to fame, I'm most proud of my children's book, "William's Treasure." This is a story about a little dragon who lives a simple, carefree life. That is, until he encounters a mega-store during one of his wanderings. He life changes as he accumulates (hoards) all manner of "stuff."
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Step-by-step instructions for creating papier-mâché monstrosities and expanding the limits of your imagination, from the author of Paper Mache Dragons
Celebrated monster-making master Dan Reeder is at it again—helping others to let out their inner monsters! All that’s needed are a few simple materials and a wild imagination. Reeder guarantees success if the tried-and-tested, goof-proof how-to steps in this humorous read are followed. But there’s more—he’s also giving away all of his secrets for creating ghoulish monster elements such as jaws, claws, horns, scales, webbing, tentacles, eyeballs, fingers, toes, gnarly hands and feet, and even perfect drool! Learn how to make a basic monster and you’ll be well on your way to creating more hideous creatures, beasts, dragons, and whatever else your dark side can think of!
“I’m not one to argue that the world doesn’t need more monsters, be they made of papier and/or cloth mâché, as demonstrated in Dan’s entertaining new book, or flesh and blood, as demonstrated by the one standing behind you right now.” —Gary Larson, creator, Far Side
“For lovers of the truly grotesque, Reeder provides detailed photo instructions for large figures constructed of clothes hangers, newspaper, and glue. Cloth skin, teeth, and slathered-on paint finish them off. The toothy dragons are particularly effective.” —School Library Journal