File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 266

Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 10:29:45 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Has anyone tried Paper Mache product called

I have used it and another liquid paper mache product ( I cannot  
remember the name, but it is of German manufacture.)  I find them  
very easy to use and quite satisfactory for casting; however, the  
material is fragile.  It is intended, as far as I know, for  
dollmaking.  I certainly would not use it for Punch and Judy heads.   
It would also be tricky for hands with separate fingers.  The  
material is porous; so, I apply very thin shellac to the inside and  
the outside of the casting.  The shellac is absorbed by the cast.  It  
helps to strengthen it.  I am sure that one could use something else,  
but I tend to be stuck in the 19th century.  If you have any  
additional questions, please let me know.


PS, It takes paint well.

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