File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 67

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 12:39:10 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] a Catalog of Recipes and formulae

One of the things that always seems to get a lot of response on this
list is recipes: formulas people have worked out and shared so that
others don't have to re-invent the wheel. Ronnie Burkett has many
papier-mache recipes on his website that were incredibly useful to us
when we put our interns to the task of finding the best way of making
over 100 puppets without using a commercial product like Celluclay.

Is there currently a repository for recipes like these, or the one
Mathieu has posted? I'm not ready to use it, and I don't know that I
ever will need it, but when I do it would be a lifesaver to be able to=20
find it quickly on a website, etc.

Does anyone have any ideas about this? I'm not thinking about a page of=20
links to other sites, but a catalog of recipe names, arranged by
various subjects. Clicking on the link takes you to the recipe. It
could be added to by anyone. I think it is important not to lose such
valuable stuff. Face it, has anyone kept Bonnie and Jamie's recipe for=20
using leftover gaff tape and neoprene trimmings?

On Feb 12, 2005, at 8:38 PM, Mathieu wrote:

> 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=20
> like roots,b branches or anything vine or rope-like.
> I just wrapped a broomstick, to make a sorceress's staff. It looks
> It became all flattened because I manipulated it too much. Next time,=20
> 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=20
> 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=20
> natural result than painting it would. And you have the advantage of=20
> having color in every single detail, no white spot.
> Mix well with your hands, stretch and twist and knead again. It will=20
> thicken and become rubbery. If it is too sticky and unmanageable, add=20
> 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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