Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ohh Mask

Day 6

Well! What do you think?
Here he is after the second and last coat of PM Clay. All the final details are added. It will need to dry for a few days. It will need a sanding with fine sandpaper and it will be ready to paint. I haven't made up my mind yet for sure but I think I'm going to do a stone look rather than the original idea of a colorful painted face. I'll have to see how it goes before I settle on one or the other.  

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Now on Day 5
just a little note: when I say day 5 that's the  fifth day that I have worked on the this project. I don't count the days I don't work on something that way you have an idea how long it takes to make it.

What you see in the picture above is all the ingredients for making the paper mache clay
1 roll of TP  (in this case cheaper is better the cheap stuff falls apart easier) also I used a single roll
                      if you use a bigger roll you may need to adust your other ingredients a little.
1 cup of joint compound
1 cup of white glue  (I used Elmers this time most all purpose glue will work)
3/4 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of linseed oil 
To make the paper mache clay
1st soak the TP in hot water until it cools and squeeze out all the excess water, then tear it into pieces about 1"x1" add the joint compound, the glue, flour and linseed oil. Knead it until it is about the consistency of cookie dough.
Your paper mache clay is now ready to use, you have about 2 hours  before it starts to get too dry to work with.
Here is the mask after I put the first coat of paper mache clay on. As you can see I added a little more detail. This will need to dry for two days. I will then add a second coat of clay and fine tune some of the details.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day Four

Moving right along. I soaked some of the paper and wadded it up. Then added it on the forehead and cheeks to give the face some depth, I also added a chin (top picture) I then (lower picture) put on one more layer of paper mache using smaller pieces of paper (about 2"x2") to avoid wrinkles and air bubbles because of the irreglar contour of the mask.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Well here we are on the third day of work on one of the masks.

The first day was cutting the cardboard and tapeing it into a basic shape. (Iforgot to take pictures)

Day two was putting on the first layer of paper mache, I used flour and water for the paste and recycled some newspaper. (no pictures again, sorry)

As I said here we are on day three and I remember the picture. Before I put on the second coat of paper mache I wadded up pieces of paper and soaked them in the paste and used it to give some shape around the month, eyes and put on a nose. for  the second coat of paper mache I used the same paste I had made the day before ( it will last about 3 days if you store it in a seal container) and some unprinted newspaper. (nope I don't know where I got it or when it was just there)

I will do my best to remember the pictures for the next step I will be adding some more detail to the face with more wadded up paper and giving it the last coat of paper strips and paste it will then get a layer of paper mache clay.

Until next time, remember to keep having fun with art.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper Mache Pumpkins , , , Just for fun. I don't have a picture of the making of because I finished these before I started posting again. But I have more paper mache projects planned I'll do my best to  get a few picture of the making of.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Well it's been a little to long since I've use the blog and I already reposted something that was a "draft" not sure how I did that, but I hope I get use to using this site again because I have some projects coming up and I want to share the progress as well as the finished projects. . . . So please give me your feed back and comments good or bad...but good is better.

Rose Paper

This piece is made from handmade rose paper with dried rose peddles, dried leafs and strips of the steams.