So here is the fake fruit that I am currently making. The first part was actually sculpting the fruit shapes out of newspaper and holding them all together with some foil and masking tape. The second part is the messy fun part! Mix up some flour and water to make a smooth glue mix and cover each fruit with about 3 layers of newspaper bits using the glue. You can mix in some PVA glue to help with adhesion if you want but I don’t think it’s necessary.
Once the paper mache has dried, I covered each fruit with a coat of Gesso. After uhmming and ahhing about painting them in unusual colours, I decided to use tissue paper instead. So I will have a green, pink and black apple, a red pear, yellow grapes and a blue banana! Stay tuned for my final fruit bowl!