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Re: HELP: Broken plaster sculpture

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Tue, 7 Dec 1999 22:24:13 EST

In a message dated 12/7/99 12:34:35 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Does anyone out there have a remedy for a broken plaster sculpture? A
student of mine was nearly finished when her sculpture was broken, and now
she is decimated.

Will anything rejoin dry plaster to itself? Please reply fast.
Use a 2 part epoxy (quick dry). It works!!! Professors at my school have
used this many times. The newly glued part will be the strongest part of the
piece. Next you will want to fill in the holes with plaster or joint compound
(my newest best friend).
You can smooth it with a paintbrush. Let this dry overnight. For a bronze
look spray it with bronze, gold or copper spray paint and then wipe it down
with burnt umber oil paint (thinned) or an oil stain. Wipe it off. The best
looking bust I did I sprayed with all 3 colors of spray paint then stained
it. You could even do a green Verdigris look.
Best wishes.

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