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
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
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
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.