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Re: plaster masks

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Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 09:52:22 -0600

I've done the same thing with pariscraft. More often we make the "masks"
thicker so they can be used as "molds" later for clay. We pay careful attention
to the first layers so that the inside fits well the smallest contours
of the face.
We also make balls of newspaper and tape to support the molds while drying.
I buy thin plastic shower caps at a beauty supply to protect hair. It
is a good
process for building bonding and trust.
Woody in KC
Rick wrote:
> Hi Eliza: Well, I just finished a reply, which was asked to be re
> submitted. This one won't be as long. I use pariscraft which I buy in
> the 20# box from Hammett. I have the students work in pairs and rotate
> in a 2 wk period. We cover faces with vaseline and I do a check of
> this to make sure they got the hairline and eyebrows especially well. I
> demonstrate on a student and have them do one person usually the same
> week. I have them do a half mask. opera like. The entire project takes
> about 4 -45 min class periods. I've been doing this for 14 years, so let
> me know if you have any other questions. Betsy
> PS the pariscraft doesn't really heat up. They take about 10-15 min.
> before the partner can lift it off . They are still somewhat fragile at
> this point, but if they carry it carefully to a shelf, It should dry in
> the origional shape.

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