tonights lesson…

… crepe paper does not work for paper mache. It is too thin, and the color bleeds. It works if you want to dye your paste. Or your fingers. Tonight I started putting a color layer on my bird as (I think) the last step before I start working on the fabric wings. After finding that the crepe paper wasn’t going to work, I switched to construction paper which seemed to work fine.

this picture is the underside. I’ve been trying to work on that part, since thats the part that will be most visible.
paper mache bird

This picture is the head again (reenter my furnace)
paper mache bird hear

all in all, I’m very pleased.

2 Responses to “tonights lesson…”

  1. Anonymous says:

    AHHH!!! GIANT BIRD SPAWNED IN HYDE FAMILY FURNACE, EMERGES TO TERRORIZE NEIGHBORHOOD. BEWARE LARGE FLYING RED OBJECTS TRAILING FIRE INTO THE NIGHT. IF SPOTTED, PLEASE CONTACT THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC. SUSPICIOUS UNDERAGE WITCH CALLED “ELEANOR” FACES POSSIBLE CHARGES.

  2. eleanor says:

    I SWEAR IT’S HARMLESS !! really people, there is nothing to be afraid of, I promise…. it’s all… under…. control….. really, it is….

    meanwhile, if my alarmist friend could please shut up I would appreciate that greatly.

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