File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 66

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Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:38:53 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Vine-like Paper mache recipe

A recipe I discovered while testing recently worked really well.
You can wrap it around objects, and it can look like Spidey's web, or like 
roots,b branches or anything vine or rope-like.
I just wrapped a broomstick, to make a sorceress's staff. It looks COOL.
It became all flattened because I manipulated it too much. Next time, I'll 
make a base to hold it while I work, and only work one small lenght at a 
time. This time, to save it, I sprayed water on top, and worked some lines 
into the design with a metal sculpting tool.
Pics coming soon.

Again, the recipe:
Cellulose insulation (or Celluclay, or any recycled paper pulp in lumpy 
powder form)
Add a little water on top. Add much more carpenter's glue.
Once wet, add pigment if necessary. Coloring this will give you a more 
natural result than painting it would. And you have the advantage of having 
color in every single detail, no white spot.

Mix well with your hands, stretch and twist and knead again. It will thicken 
and become rubbery. If it is too sticky and unmanageable, add more cellulose 
powder, or a little water.

Always apply to a surface free of dust, or oily residues.
Let air-dry and make sure nothing can dent it while still soft.
Will dry rock-hard.

Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
(514) 274-8027 

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