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Re: Impending paper-mache disaster! any advice?


Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 02:31:55 PST

Thanks everyone, for all the great advice regarding my
great pumpkin disaster! At least now I'm laughing instead of
sighing and moaning! (also had a nice "nap" [ woke up on the
couch at 3:00 am!) I really think I have to cut my losses
and do something else because I don't think they'd have the
patience to essentially start over again.... the nature of
doing paper-mache with tissue paper instead of newspaper,
paper towels, etc., is that the mache'd tissue (at least with
only 1-2 layers) is not strong enough to accept paint & such.
To add another layer of stronger paper means we'd have to
spend a lot of energy sticking the tissue to the balloon again
before adding another layer. (I -have- learned that every single
other grade wants to do papier-mache; every class I've had
since has come in and said, "what's that? can we do it?!")
The tissue paper is very beautiful, light and translucent,
I'm thinking about Japanese lanterns - but not with the first
Thanks again,