|Twig trellis plaster, natural white, over troweled plaster base.|
|Twig trellis plaster back splash, majolica glazed.|
|Stenciled plaster motif, with piped garland, on cabinet door.|
|Hand sculpted paper clay on my bathroom wall.|
|A more natural style of vine and hummingbirds. The gray is where the paper clay is still wet. It dries brilliant white.|
|The gold border is hand sculpted paper clay, the pattern in the burgundy part is stenciled joint compound.|
|Gwragedd Anwnn, a human sized Welsh water sprite, will eventually walk out of my living room mural. For now, this paper clay over carved Styrofoam head sits on my work table, patiently waiting for me to get back to her.|
|Paper clay hides a crack on this plaster urn. The gray tones are where the material is still wet. The finished urn, used as a table base, can be seen in the column to the right of this post.|
Wandering around on Pinterest a few days ago, I stumbled upon this website: http://ultimatepapermache.com/ , which had a recipe for making one's own paper clay. I commented on her clay recipe, including a photo of my hummingbird plaster, and she commented that it might not be as fine as DAS, then jumped right on perfecting it for finer detail! I haven't checked back yet this evening to see if she was successful, but her enthusiasm to see if she could meet my need just rocketed her right up toward the top of my Favorite People list.
I sometimes think this old computer sucks up way too much of my time, but isn't it great fun to connect with people you probably would never have met, without all the social networks and amazing blogs? What a world of ideas you can travel to, right in your own home...if you can't join me for Dayle's class in France...just a thought...
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