File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 472


To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:58:29 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] clay from paper mache


Not having a separator layer of wet toweling was probably your problem.
As far as still being able to use it...probably.
Get as much out as you can and then coat the interior with something...like 
a lot of scupt or coat...or another layer of mache...inside....or  gesso....
it should be okay...Biggest problem would be the additional weight.
at least that is what I think.
Mark
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Fantini" <pfantini33-AT-comcast.net>
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 9:53 AM
Subject: [Puptcrit] clay from paper mache


>I am trying (for the first time) to get plasticine clay out of a paper 
>mache
> head.  There seems to be alot left behind after my first attempts.  Is 
> there
> a better way to do this rather than the dig and pick approach?
>
> I did cut it open after two layers of paper mache were well-dried.  It
> actually sat there for a month.  Was this the problem?  The clay reamins 
> in
> the crags of the initial layer.
>
> I didn't use an initial separation layer (like wet paper towels).  Was 
> this
> a problem?  I just started with the initial layer of paper mache.
>
> So let's say it can't be fully removed, then, will it affect the life of 
> the
> puppet? It just might be that this is a satusfactory result and I just 
> don't
> know it.
>
> Thanks for your help...
>
> Paul Fantini
> Union, NJ 07083
> www.storybookpuppettheater.com
>
>
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