Paper Play


I’m blaming Debra of  “Feather Garden” for giving me the urge to do some sculpting. This is a lot of fun but very time-consuming for me. Above is as far as I got over two days, and I’m beat! I don’t know how Debra created her numerous “Clay People” for only one post. She is amazing! Anyhow, next is to build up my figure with more papier-mache, always thoroughly drying between layers. I don’t plan to dress my creation as Debra is doing, but other ideas come to mind. I hope my figure has character, and that her arms will somehow grow longer! I will post an update, wish me luck!
PS...Gene asked about a wire armature. I did start with that, then added scrunched tin foil and masking tape to hold the shape. The papier mache started going on top of that.

8 comments:

  1. Ohhh I love what you are doing. I enjoy doing this type of art because there is time between drying to do something else. LOL

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  2. Good Luck! Looks amazing so far.

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  3. It looks good. Did you start with a wire armature?

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  4. You're doing fine! You can make arms and legs by winding up newspapers over a very thin stick-slip the stick out, then put some glue on the paper-like making a big paper bead-how they start with a paper triangle and wind it up. Of course, you'd have straight tubes at the end-but you can cut them, use masking tape at the 'elbows' or knees-then papier mache or clay over that. I did so many quickly because I found a way to go through the process. BUT: my people are not correctly proportioned and then have a definite tilt-a high wind would blow them over!

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  5. I think your doll is amazing - keep going! - ;))

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  6. That does look like a lot of fun. I can't wait to see your finished sculpture.

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  7. I apologize for missing this dear. It looks very tedious. I really MUST check out Debra's blog. But I like what you have created so far. I can't even comprehend sculpting a human. You are AMAZING.

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