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RE: JAN! YOU are ME! tissue paper mache + Chihuly


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 12:39:45 PST

Well, I needed to know this afternoon. Instead we'll do countour drawing and end up with a Calder style head portrait of themselves. Then they'll do one of their Moms and we'll bind them together and they can stand on a talbe like a double foto frame. _ Mother's day si coming. DOn't know how well it'll work but we'll give it a whirl. I loved somebody's idea of using rice paper. It probably is translucent. Wow. How elegant. Anyway, Chihuly can wait till we get the child/Mom Calder thing done. I made upthe whole gallon of Ross stuff< but I'll do the glue and H20 because the Ross paste dried and you're right -it's not sturdy enuf.

-----Original Message-----
From: Judith Decker []
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 3:15 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: JAN! YOU are ME! tissue paper mache + Chihuly

Like minds darling!

I thought of this exact same project!!! Using Balloons
and tissue paper. I don't know if Ross would be stiff
enough. Try the Elmer's Glue and water. I think the
Flour method would dry too cloudy. Add fine wire to
the top edge of the paper mache - right along with the
final layers - that way you can wave the top edge. Al
so try doing the inside of a big bowl (Vaseline the
bowl first). I have some old telephone wire that has
paper wrapping. I was going to try that. How soo do
you need to know? I'd LOVE to play with this and ship
you the finished sample. I'd like to play with making
a plant too. Using tissue paper an wire. I think
casting neat shells would be fun as well - although I
no longer have my shells collection....Jan - you just
might get a freeby from me yet for all of the great
things you are doing with kids.

I have wanted to try this project for about three
years now.



--- "Hillmer, Jan" <> wrote:
> A Chihuly exhibit is in town, and I'm wondering
> about the feasibility of making some sort of bowl
> shape using just Ross' Art Paste and tissue paper.
> That way, I'm thinking we'd get a glow similar to
> glass. Anybody got ideas or suggestions? These
> kids need a 3-d project and we've already done clay.
> You all are so great - the ideas you send always get
> my creative juices going. Thank you in advance.
> Jan
> ---

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