Made by Connie Kulow
This is my first paper mache project. Created using wire, wood, plastic grocery bags, paper, 5 rolls of masking tape, paper mache clay, home made gresso and acrylic paints.
After putting on the clay, I put a round of joint compound only on it and tried to smooth. It would not smooth out, so I did some sanding. Then realized had I added glue to the joint compound it would have become gresso. I put a round of gresso on it and even with using a damp cloth, could not really smooth it out the way I envisioned it. It did smooth some, but I question whether I put enough clay on to cover the masking tape originally. I’m ready to put on the coat of varnish.
I think over all I did a good job and I do like “Maddie.” She will get a nylon halter for Christmas.