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RE: Grots


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 05:01:10 PST

toilet paper clay?
toilet paper sopped with 1/2 glue, 1/2 water to a globby consistency?

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        From: Bunki Kramer []
        Sent: Fri 2/27/2004 10:15 AM
        To: ArtsEdNet Talk
        Subject: Grots

        from: Bunki Kramer (
        Los Cerros Middle School
        968 Blemer Road
        Danville, CA 94526
>From: "C Gaul" <>
> Bunki, the new stuff is absolutely STUNNING.
> Question about the Grots (love 'em!) : Did you papier mache over the stuffed
> bags, or use the toilet paper clay to cover the whole thing? Or plaster
> gauze?
> I love them to death!
> Cathy
        Hi. Glad you liked them. We paper mached over the stuffed plastic bags,
        legs, and feet with a variety of glue maches due to running out of things.
        First we used some Vano starch I had left over. Then we switched to Ross Art
        Paste which wasn't really strong enough, and finished up with Elmer's glue
        and water mixture 1/2 and 1/2. The last layer of paper mache was newsprint
        strips. The toilet paper "clay" was used only for the features of the face.
        I thought about plaster gauze for the features but finally decided that the
        TP clay was a heck of a lot stronger when dry than the plaster an easier to
        manipulate so went with that. It proved to work the best. Toodles...Bunk
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