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Water horse- paper mache

26 Sep

It is still to humid to work sugar.

I have started the task of covering the armature in paper mache/paste board.  And I really hate working with this material.  It is clumpy, doesn’t like sticking to the armature and takes days to dry.  I resorted to putting it into the oven to dry. I have a gas stove, which creates a nice warm, dry environment which is ideal for drying paper.

The wet paper is very heavy on the fragile metal mesh.  However, it dried to a nice lightweight. This technique for armature covering/reinforcement is also an  exercise of hurry up and  wait.  I am very glad to have started so far in advance. I think the next time I work on a piece this small, I will just attach the sugar to the mesh and see where it gets me.

 

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Sugar

 

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