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Re: leather question

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Tom Johnsen (koordt)
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 17:13:05 -0700

How about this: I saw some masks made from leather. Plaster of paris
molds were made. Small holes were drilled at the outsides of each
nostril, in the corners of each eye, and at the corners of the mouth.
The mask makers then wet the leather and sewed it to the plaster mold
through the small holes previously mentioned. The leather was then
molded, folded, or draped over the form and allowed to dry, after which
it was painted with thin acrylic paint in several coats. The better the
leather the more refined the mask.

Jimmye Livingston wrote:
> I almost hate to ask this question after all the controversy over the
> skulls, but I was given 2 very large pieces of leather (probably about a
> yard and a half by a yard each). Does anyone have any cool ideas for
> projects other than the traditional "crafty" things such as coin purses,
> etc. Would really like to find something interesting to do with this
> leather.
> I work with high school age students and one class of special ed students
> who are also high school age (I asked the group about projects for them
> earlier this fall if you were reading then), but are on a functional level
> of early grade school.
> Thanks
> Jimmye
> Jimmye Livingston
> Cameron High School
> 1022 South Chestnut
> Cameron, MO 64429