Friday, July 24, 2015

Tis The Season


15 comments:

heresjohnny said...

You have the essentials. One year I could only find yellow carpenters glue in the gallon size, so all of my mache was yellow.

Rot said...

That work the same?
I've had fears as it seems the prices are shooting up each year and they only seem to carry one of the elmer's every few months..plenty of wood glue though..which I assume is mostly the same stuff.

Scurrilous! said...

Very excited to see what you create this season!

Willow Cove said...

And it looks like you have the gallon Elmer's.
I can never find it.

Damian Michael AKA HalloweeNut said...

Huzzah!

Jeanne Wright said...

I've used the yellow carpenters glue and it turned out fine, just yellow.

Autumnleaf said...

Rot, what do you use for paper?

Rot said...

Viva smooth paper towels...for the skin...the only thing strong enough...and smooth.

Autumnleaf said...

Amazing!! It must absorb a lot of glue making it very stiff when dry? I can remember the 'papier mache' days of float building. We used to order rolls of brown paper by the truck load and I think we used wallpaper paste!! The sculptures were chicken wired and then we would 'tab' that with paper mache strips so that the final skin would stick better. Now it's all aluminum house screening glued with 'oasis' glue ( a special formula developed just for the industry...it sticks to metal famously) I have to admit the screening is a lot more durable (for our purposes i.e., gluing flowers and seeds on) but I miss the old days and character of paper Mache.

heresjohnny said...

I made a crazy vine scarecrow back in 2006, which a friend now has, and it is still holding up well. All I did was water it down some. To me there was no difference in how it worked. You would think it would hold up better than elmers, since it is used for furniture building.

Jeanne Wright said...

I just love this post. It completely captures where my mind is at right now. For those that don't haunt, my statement could be taken the wrong way, in a very bad way...

Jay's Shadow said...

Man, I wish I could do mâché. I don't think I would have the patience though.

K.O. said...

Tis the season!! Can't wait to see what you create with those supplies! ^_~

girl6 said...

amazzzzzing!...to see the Masterpieces made from basic items. pay attention Hollywood!!!. : D

Heather said...

Can't wait to see what manifests from that brain of yours! They are always such an inspiration!