I'm mixing paper mache clay daily right now trying to get an inventory of bases and head blanks dried so I can begin the detail work on planned pieces. I love mixing the clay in ziplock bags so that I can knead the paper mache without having an inch of material sticking to my fingers as I work. I also have to admit I use a bag so that I can toss it on the floor, take a shoe off and use my foot to do part of the kneading since breaking a wrist several years ago. It helps save the wrist power for the final kneading.
See why I call it clay? It reminds me of a stoneware or earthenware clay texturally at this point, and essentially any ceramic building technique can also be used with this paper mache clay.
Here are a few of the figures in progress since the forms don't look like much at this point. Arms need to be added, bodies built, boots added, etc.
The clay and my computer keyboard are not compatible (the dried chips like to hide under the keys) so I'll be off of the computer again most of this week.
Hope you enjoyed a quick look!