i wanted to take a few work in progress photos~
i used a small hand sanitizer bottle from the dollar store. this is the figure after making a tinfoil head, wire ears, and rolled foil arms. i covered everything with masking tape.
the large wall plaques i just put in the oven on one of the racks.
next day all dry....
add some gesso and let dry again.... lots of steps here, it is more fun to make several at a time so you can use your paste and then gesso everything together.
more fun than i thought it would be, i just pencil sketched right on the gesso to get an idea of what i wanted her to look like. i was a bit worried about a few places where the paper strips had dried with gaps. it was easy to sand them down a bit with a nail file, the coarse ones you can get at the beauty supply store for fake acrylic nails.
pencil sketched design. oops, forgot a photo of the finished plaque. this one is about 2 feet tall.
it was fun experimenting, learned a lot and now i feel more confident moving forward with some new pieces. it was easy for the kids to dive right in with me. who doens't love making a mess with paper mache? my daughter made Finn from Adventure Time. Now the kids want to make Totoro....
time to make another batch of paste :)