We just finished plaster masks and I did something new to mount them. After
we cast their faces, I had them do the holes (with nails) and wire them.
Then, they put another coat of gauze and plaster on before they sanded it.
Not only are they ready to be hung but it's sturdier and you can't see the
wire or holes from the front.
Michelle H. Harrell
Southeast Raleigh High School
Center for Accelerated Studies
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Subject: Re: plaster masks--how to mount on board?
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 00:44:05 EST
In a message dated 11/18/01 9:38:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< After the Thanksgiving break, my students will be making plaster gauze
> which they will mount to a board (either masonite or 1/4-in. plywood).
> Can anyone suggest a good way to attach the masks to the boards? I
> have them use more plaster gauze to cover the whole board, but I'm
> for other ideas, too.
I noticed teachers using duck tape circles attached to the back of the mask
and then attached to the board at the NY State conference this weekend. It
lasted for two days.