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Author Topic: Starting on some more mache mummies (new sculpts)  (Read 1379 times)
VampirateMace
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« on: June 29, 2016, 08:18:58 am »

First in a new batch of mache mummies:


Got to fix his top arm's angle (gravity acting on a dead body, you know), add a couple more layers, and make some paper pulp for details.

Also planning to do some new human part ones, and some other cryptids. There's a whole lot of choices for that. Making a mummified Werewolf paw sounds fun.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 10:12:30 am »



 Intriguing. Be sure to keep us updated
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 05:57:24 pm »

Watching with interest...  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 10:25:37 pm »

This is really interesting to me. Following with great interest.

I would appreciate as many details as possible.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 05:57:27 am »


I know the werewolf paw looks like it belongs to a cartoon alien right now, but after a few shape adjustments (I've already added a palm pad, but forgot to take a pic of it when I took the third image) and claws, it should start to feel right.

I know the forum resized this, so I linked in the larger image.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 07:56:47 pm »



Papier mache`  always looks a bit rough in progress.  It is the final touches and embellishments that make it work.   Do keep us updated
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 08:13:52 pm »

I'll get the popcorn, watching with interest.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2016, 06:27:28 pm »

That's true Annie. Even a lot of finished pieces still have a sort of rough quality, but that's great for making mummies.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2016, 12:11:54 am »

Pass the popcorn please, Lord Pentecost!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 11:27:02 am »

Lots of WIPs please, so I can can be a complete brigand and steal the ideas for haloween! Really looking forwards to seeing the developments and final results.

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Miranda.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 05:24:27 pm »

Looking good, I have a great interest in these, as I made a mummified Mermaid skeleton, and plan to make some smaller pixies.  I've never considered using papier maché, so I look forward to the results.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2016, 07:46:54 am »

Final layer of paper strips on the mermaid, claw bases on the werewolf (I decided to go with more wolf-like claws than with extended fingernails), and another layer and a half of strips:


I dumped water on the claw. . . which meant more glue and drying time. Now I got to get to the details, though the pulp didn't come along as I'd hoped, so I think I'll go to plan B, which is to get some air dry clay or moldable epoxy. Plan C is baked clay, which is more convoluted, and plan D involved sanding and carving. So I got plenty of options.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2016, 09:57:24 am »

I've been experimenting with Papier Mâché for a possible future project, initially using PVA glue.

I have found using a solvent free (water soluble) power adhesive like gripfill or evo grip instead of PVA produces a better, much harder finish that will stick to almost anything including metal. Haven't tried sanding yet but results are looking pretty good so far and that would not be a problem, it dries rock hard.

Exactly the same process involved, soaked strips of paper, paint brush for stippling etc etc but layering with a squirt of evo-grip.

Drying times pretty much the same.

Liking the work so far and will be watching for updates.
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2016, 11:42:51 am »

I've been experimenting with Papier Mâché for a possible future project, initially using PVA glue.

I have found using a solvent free (water soluble) power adhesive like gripfill or evo grip instead of PVA produces a better, much harder finish that will stick to almost anything including metal. Haven't tried sanding yet but results are looking pretty good so far and that would not be a problem, it dries rock hard.

Exactly the same process involved, soaked strips of paper, paint brush for stippling etc etc but layering with a squirt of evo-grip.

Drying times pretty much the same.


That sounds like an interesting idea- I imagine it can be thinned quite a bit with water too, to make a sort of 'slip', which can be useful?

HP
Liking the work so far and will be watching for updates.
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2016, 11:58:46 am »

That sounds like an interesting idea- I imagine it can be thinned quite a bit with water too, to make a sort of 'slip', which can be useful?

HP
It's already pretty runny, a wetted paint brush on the overspill would produce a slip or overcoat as required, still in experimental mode, but looking OK so far.
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2016, 05:19:51 pm »

SeVeNeVeS; Just plain white glue (or flour glue) have always been hard enough for my purposes. Plus I don't really need it sticking to the drying surfaces, but if I ever need mache stuck to metal, that's good to know.

I do go around on the top layer with some glue water and make sure everything's smooth.
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 09:05:01 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
A fascinating project. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2016, 08:09:37 pm »



Got some air dry 'clay' (I think it's a clay and paper pulp mix), and started on the details. The mermaid needs a couple touch-ups and then they both need to dry about three days. As it's drying it's cracked a little, which is just fine for mummy texture (or will be completely hidden by the paint, either one works for my purposes).
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2016, 08:24:32 pm »

The detail and shape on the face is looking awesome.
Can't wait to see more, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 08:11:34 am »

A coat of 'Wrought Iron' for base.

Needs another coat before more detailed layers. It was supposed to be plain black gesso, but I couldn't get the jar open (I'll have to get help later and transfer the gesso into other containers). I think I'll go more blue-grey on the mermaid, and deep brown on the paw, both colors I've observed on real mummies.
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2016, 10:55:10 pm »


Final version of the mermaid mummy, dull blue, with scales, and hair!
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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2016, 01:34:12 am »

Paw almost done:

I just need to touch up the paint job a bit.

And some new sculpts, including another mermaid in a more classic pose:


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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 09:46:27 am »

Looking good, Vampire, looking good!
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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2016, 12:44:43 pm »

Interesting idea.
I can't wait to see more!
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