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Sculpey masks question again

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Bruthrobson_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Oct 25 2004 - 11:47:46 PDT


I am wanting to do masks from clay.
I have plastic mask forms that we will either cover with foil, then clay,
then remove from the plastic and cook on a base of some sort.
Or we will do paper mache on the masks, remove from plastic, cover with sobo
glue, cover with clay and bake.

Which method do you think will work?
I tried the first and realized the clay broke easily but that was because I
removed the foil.
I bet with the foil remaing on it would be more durible? But then it will
still be fragile if it was bent, etc.

The second method seems stronger but will clay stick to plaster cloth ? How
about regular paper mache technique with diluted elmer's glue and paper
strips? It seems like this will stick to paper mache boxes, why not masks?
Help please???

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