File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 144


Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:49:26 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Even more papier-mache


I'm not sure that bookbinding paste and wallpaper paste are the same
thing.  Among other things, I believe the wallpaper paste contains
additives to discourage mice and mildew.

On another note, my understanding is that the glucose in the
wheat-based wallpaper paste binds with the cellulose in the paper and
results in a stronger final product..

Yours,
Mary

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Mary Robinette Kowal
http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com



On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:39 PM, Mathieu René <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca> wrote:
> Thanks a whole bunch, Mary.
> I had heard about the russian visit by an ex colleague of yours, but he too
> couldn't remember the name.
> I'd love to see how fast someone can apply those layers.
> Something to look up to, and to work towards, you know!
> Care to share a quick video sometime?
>
>
> This is fantastic, and contains exaclty the missing information I needed to
> convince me to seriously try wheat wallpaper paste. I never found it here,
> but I'm guessing it's going to be the same if I use wheat paste for
> bookbinding (I guess might be more expensive, but at least I know we have
> some here).
>
> The worries I had before have been silenced thanks to your sharing.
> Thanks a lot!
>
> My main worries were about trapped moisture causing mildew from within,
> thinking with food-based adhesives one HAD TO make sure each layer was drye
> before adding any. Also, I was weary of warping from moisture. But nowadays
> I seal my paper mache anyways, no matter what the technique employed.
>
> I'm very excited!
> No time to try now, but I'll make time very soon!
> Now I just hope my cupboards have all the ingredients to make minutes and
> hours!
>
>
>
>
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>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Robinette Kowal" <mary-AT-maryrobinettekowal.com>
> To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:31 PM
> Subject: [Puptcrit] Even more papier-mache
>
>
>>I thought I'd throw my hand into the papier-mache instructional.  I
>> learned this technique years ago at Tears of Joy when a Russian
>> puppeteer came to visit. I have forgotten his name,sadly. He had a
>> gorgeous marionette and when we asked what it was made of, he said
>> papier-mache.  He'd fled Russia with it decades earlier and the thing
>> was in beautiful shape, with porcelain smooth skin.
>>
>> He did a demonstration of the technique. I was shocked. In forty-five
>> minutes, he produced a head from a mold with detail rivaling the
>> neoprene version.
>>
>> http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/papier-mache/
>>
>> Yours,
>> Mary
>>
>> ---
>> Mary Robinette Kowal
>> http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com
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