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Waterproofing plastergauze--or a better idea???

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sharon_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Apr 04 2002 - 18:53:13 PST


A while back I asked about the possibility of waterproofing Sculpey--now I'm trying to figure out how to waterproof plastergauze that's built over a wire armature so it can be included in a tabletop fountain....

Any suggestions?? Also, has anyone tried using small amounts of concrete spread over an armature?

I talked with a guy at the local hardware store about this and he wasn't sure about mixing small amounts and didn't know if it would "cure." He was also concerned about the potential for it burning the kids' hands.

Anyhow, I've got some students who are gung-ho about the idea of making unique fountains. We've investigated copper tubing and other sorts of things that one sees in more common fountains, but this group definitely thinks out of the box and I'm trying to help them figure out how to bring their ideas to life!

Thanks for any/all suggestions!

Sharon
email: sharon@art-rageous.net
website: http://www.art-rageous.net

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