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RE: [teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: December 01, 2006


Date: Fri Dec 08 2006 - 08:15:22 PST

I should go back and read the original message more often. I was
thinking more of a clam shell shape. What about making a cone with
chicken wire, then a lip of it with the foil, more chicken wire, or even
cardboard? You could build up the ridges and details by putting rolls of
cardboard within the paper Mache as you go.

Laura Drietz
Art Teacher
Brookings Middle School

-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Kramer []
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 1:02 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: December 01,

hi all,
 i have just rejoined this list after a 2 year hiatus! I've only been
signed up for about 10 days but i have noticed that it has changed a lot
since i left. I have a papermache question that i hope someone can help
me with. I need to make 24" conch shell out of paper mache. I have used
paper mache many times to build smaller puppets and animals. for those
projects i built the armature from paper wrapped in aluminum foil. it
was easy to figure out how to build animals, for bigger ones i used
chicken wire for the body. i just can't seem to figure out how to begin
to build the conch shell form. i looked in the yahoo users groups under
paper mache but nothing looked to promising. i did a quick check of 3
user groups and they all had spam and real estate ads. Very
disappointing! i did an online image search and turned up a site that
makes papermache conch shell napkin holders. looking at the picture did
not help me figure out how to start this project. Any help or ideas that
you could offer to me would be greatl y appreciated!


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