For the past couple of days the weather has been unseasonably mild. Today it was 23 degrees Celsius which is crazy for Canada in November! With the weather being so warm it was perfect for working on paper mache projects. I have several that have been in the works for quite a while and today I made some progress on a couple of them. Prior to this picture both of the sculptures were built up using newspaper and tape to form the body. The next step was to add a couple of layers of paper strips and glue to give the body some stability. At the current stage I am adding some paper mache clay over top to further solidify the sculpture and to provide the added extra details. For the paper mache clay I am using Jonni Good’s recipe which she shares at her website www.ultimatepapermache.com. It is an absolutely fantastic site and I can’t say enough good things about it.
You can see from the photo below that I still have a fair amount of the crow to cover with the clay. The cat however is pretty much done with the clay and after it has dried I will check it out and see if it is ready for the next stage, which is painting. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I have another update on these two creatures!