Made by Holly Halter
I just made my first sculpture with Jonni’s paper mache clay. I made the body of clay. The legs and tail are reinforced with electrical wire. I will be making the crown and birds out of polymer clay and maybe the eyes. I plan to paint the face to look semi-realistic. I pressed lace into the body. I am going to make big paws out of plumber’s putty. Rustic is the look I am after. I am loving how the paper mache clay looks like porcelain. This is not close to being finished.
My paper mache clay was so smooshy no matter how much I kneaded it into extra flour. I am wondering if I could put the toilet paper in the Elmer’s glue first instead of water, then add the joint compound and flour and mix it well. For the body, I made slabs and rolled over them with canvas fabric which helped to absorb some of the moisture.