In a message dated 03/22/2004 1:38:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
The other half used plaster strips on plastic liquid Creamer jars that are
shaped like vases.
Then while the plaster was still wet we put celluclay on top.
The celluclay kept falling off. I think on or two may have worked but they
are older kids.
I don't know what to do tomorrow when we begin again. These are obviously
Should I use the plaster strips over the manilla paper vases? The plaster
strips are sure pock marked.
After covering your armature with plastercraft, let it harden and dry
completely. Then use placistene (sp?), or another non-hardening clay, over the
plastercraft for a relief design, if that is what you want. It won't fall off if the
kids smooth the clay at the seam when they attach it to the vase. Over the
clay put another layer of plastercraft. The little ones need to remember to
keep smothing the wet plastercraft until the holes disappear. I don't recommend
using the plastercraft strips over manilla paper vases-that would be a mess
because the vase won't hold its shape under wet, heavy plastercraft. Over those
plastic armatures a layer of papier mache, instead of the plastercraft, would
be a good choice, also.
Susan on Long Island