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Re: Burlap

From: L. P. Skeen (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 02:24:22 PDT

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    Did you mean to ask a question about what I wrote here?


    > In a message dated 07/30/2000 10:49:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    > writes:

    > We used burlap in my clay modeling class to make waste molds.
    > 1. Create a relief sculpture w/ clay on a flat board - we did self
    > portraits.
    > 2. Cut burlap into strips
    > 3. Make plaster according to package instructions.
    > 4. Pour plaster over clay model, being sure to get it into all the nooks
    > and crannies, such as nostrils, ear holes, if doing self portraits.
    > 5. Press Burlap strips into plaster, leaving ends poking out.
    > 6. Cover burlap w/ thin layer of plaster.
    > 7. After plaster has hardened, flip the whole thing over and pick out
    > clay. Now you have a plaster negative.
    > 8. Coat inside of negative VERY WELL with Murphy's oil soap or other
    > release - ventilation will be key in this step.
    > 9. Pour hydrocal into negative.
    > 10. Use pieces of burlap near the top to help secure a hanging wire IN
    > back of the positive (did that make sense?)
    > 11. When hydrocal has set up, gently as posible pry loose negative from
    > positive.
    > 12. Trash the negative. Hang or otherwise display the poz.


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