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Topic: It's all in your head(s) .... with progress pics  (Read 2841 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011 04:57:02 PM »

these are excellent. I need some! if it ever stops raining, I may be able to make some of my own...  Tongue


 Huh does it rain in your craft area, astormorray?
*just kidding* .... is the weather getting you down too? I find that I can ignore any kind of depressing weather as long as I do things at night Wink nice and dark and quiet, and one never really misses the sunshine... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011 07:28:15 PM »

Oh no, these are fantastic. Very creative, they look great, you shared how you made them and you inspired way more people than actually posted here I'm sure! Please don't hesitate to share whatever you make here, that's what this site is all about! Hundreds of people look and never comment, tons of people see the stuff here and it makes their day and gets them thinking about what they could make too Smiley.

I agree, I am always scanning the "recent with pics" and rarely comment (usually unless I wist) but these made me stop and say something!
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011 07:47:37 PM »


 Huh does it rain in your craft area, astormorray?

Sometimes I think it does. My only experience with paper mache was that it didn't dry and molded, so I'm not comfortable working with it in the current damp state of affairs. Also, I would rather do it outside, as doing it inside would require clearing off some sort of surface, most likely already filled with half abandoned projects...  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011 04:20:20 AM »

YumJello01, thank you! Grin I'm really happy to have created something that made you stop and drop me a line. Whee!

astormorray - Oh, I SO understand the lack-of-surface-issue Roll Eyes
I have no experience with the papermache stuff you can buy ready made in stores. As to moldiness, maybe you can try this method:
I usually ( also for reasons of reducing trash+ not spending any unnecessary money) form the shape out of tin foil and then add two or three layers of newspaper (ripped into strips) over it. For glue I use wallpaper-glue mixed with some latex for waterresistance. Projects made in this manner take around 5 hours to dry completely, even if it's cold and damp..... Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011 05:29:30 PM »

What a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011 07:56:46 PM »

awesome! thanks for the tip. I've even cleaned up one of my work surfaces...  Wink of course, still have a backlog of projects, but a step in the right direction.
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011 07:19:31 AM »

Freaky heads but they look great Cheesy
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