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This is how I usually make masks, not sculptures, but I wanted to show you that it is possible to use paper mache over clay.
It’s easy to to get the clay out of a mask after the paper mache is dry. (I show you how to do that in this post.) With a complete sculpture, however, it can be a little more challenging. Fortunately, this little bunny’s shapes are really simple, so that wasn’t a problem this time.
I’ll be using this same method, but with slightly different materials, when I start making outdoor sculptures with the paper cement clay.
Note: If you’d like to use crumpled paper and masking tape to make your bunny, instead of clay, check out this post.
Links to things mentioned in the video:
- If you’d like to see how I made another lop-eared rabbit, years ago, using an armature made with crumpled paper and masking tape, click here.
- This video shows how I make the cooked flour and water paste.
- And you can see my book, where I explain how to use a pattern inside an animal sculpture, here.
- If you’d like to see a mask made with clay covered with paper mache, click here.
- The clay I’m using in the video is WED clay, available here.
- And the Sargent Plastilina, an oil-based modeling clay that you could use instead, is available here.
If you’d like to see the patterns for the masks and sculptures behind me in the video, click here.