File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 214

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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 19:13:11 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Mondonovo Maschere: EXPLAINED

Upon re-reading the translated version, both in French(closer to italian) 
and english, I get to understand more of the technique.

There is only two layers of paper!
The first layer is weak, but soft.
The second is strong, and made of 100% cellulose. I wonder what that is. 
Imagine, it could be Kraft!
Too bad the photos for this are in Black and white.

There is a coat of slow-drying plaster mixed with glue as a surface 
finishing, before painting.
The colors are acrylic.

The final protective coat is a mixture of beeswax and shoe polish.
I assume the mix is done by heating, and possibly applied hot. (always use a 
double boiler to boil waxes and solvents, for safety).

There is no mention of how the mask is finished inside. I wonder still.
Maybe beeswax is enough? Was I making my life complicated for nothing again?
No, for I have learned much.

I knew I was on the right track!

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

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