The faces of the boy and girl was sculpt from #paperclay. Their bodies was formed with #wire and then covered with layers of strips of paper and #papermâchépaste. The flute in the boys hands is a small and thin piece of #bamboo.For their hair I have used different pieces of string. They were painted with acrylic paint.The whole piece measures 20cm in height and 18cm in width.
Her body was formed over an empty #glassbottle and her face and hair sculpt from paper
and the whole area was then covered with strips of paper and #papermâchépaste. The basket
on her head are strips of paper and the eggs are #paperclay rolled into small balls.
She was then painted with acrylics. She is 7 in width x 9cm tall.
Woman and her cat
Paper clay, paper mâché and mixed media
15 x 28cm
Once again for her body an empty bottle was used and her face was #sculpt from #paperclay.
Her hat was made from an old lid and hardboard and then covered with strips of paper and #papermâchépaste. I have used a piece of #cardboard for the cat and covered it with strips of paper which I have left unpainted. The rest of the woman's face, body and hat was painted with acrylic paint. Two beads hanging from a piece of chain was used for her earrings. She is 28cm tall and 15cm in width.
This is the recipe for the Paper Mâché paste that I use with strips of paper.
1 cup flour
1 cup water
Salt (help prevent mold)
Mix well until you get a thick glue-like consistency.
I normally cover my artworks with about 2 or 3 layers and then let it dry completely for a few days before I add another few layers. I let it all dry completely for a week or two before I start working on the final piece of art.
I have used an old shampoo bottle for Woman with the flute's body and it was then covered with strip of paper and #papermâchépaste. I have paint the body in acrylic paint and have paint doodles relating to music on the body. Her arms and the flute has been formed with #straws which was covered with strips of paper. Her face has been formed with #paperclay and paint with acrylic paint.
For Bitterfly Girl, I have used an empty cylinder and have sculpt her face from #paperclay. Her whole body and face was then covered with strips of paper and long pieces of paper was used to make her hair. I have then paint her body and face with acrylic paint.