All these years I’ve been telling you to not buy DAP drywall joint
compound for paper mache clay. But now we know how to make it work!
Just Use a Different Glue?
Yes, it appears to be that easy! A comment on one of my YouTube videos inspired me to do a fast experiment, and we now know how to use DAP! This is going to be a game-changer for those of us who can’t find any other brand of joint compound. Learn the secret here. 🙂
I’ve even purchased several of his DVD courses, even though he works in clay and bronze, not paper mache. (The basics of sculpting are the same, no matter what medium you use.)
He just started a new sculpture of a pioneer lady, so it’s a good time to check him out. He puts out a new video almost every day – he did have some health issues a few years ago, but it didn’t seem to slow him down. If you like horses, figures, and Western art, or if you just enjoy watching a master sculptor at work, check him out.
I don’t work on any project that requires a magnifying glass, but I have to admit that these miniature birds are amazing. They’re made with polymer clay – and a lot of patience. I don’t know if there’s any way to make them with paper mache, instead of polymer clay, but it’s still fun to watch them being made.
I also found another creepy pumpkin tutorial, this time made with foam. If you need more scary stuff for Halloween, you might still have time to make one. I don’t think I’ll make one myself, though – I don’t want to scare my neighbors’ kids. ?
Are you starting to think about Christmas gifts yet? This is definitely the year for hand-made presents. If you have any ideas for us, be sure to share them on the Daily Sculptors page, and take a look at all the sculptures and masks that have been recently posted by our fellow artists.
Also, a store owner in New Jersey recently uploaded a request for an artist who could make some paper mache hands for her, so if you’re interested in a commission or know someone who might be, check out her post while you’re there. ?
Have a wonderful weekend!