File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 489

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 13:04:33 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] clay from paper mache

I have used vaseline or petroleum jelly for 35 years. Obviously if it is
spread like cake frosting its a mistake. however for paper mache work (in my
case both masks and puppets) it has been the standby.

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Mathieu René <> wrote:

> I have to point out the mistake of using vaseline as a release agent for
> paper mache. It's messy, will influence the strenght of the paper mache,
> and
> in extreme cases, may, overtime, seep through the paper mache and even make
> an oily patch show through the paint job.
> It's been used for generations, but that doesn't mean it's a good process.
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