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Paper mache portrait

Made by Liam Brown

This is a paper mache portrait i made of my late grandfather Aubrey, I used Jonnis original paper clay recipe. I made a paper mache skull to base it on. I used the balls out of roll on deodorants for the eyes as they are life size. His hair was made from wool tops, I varnished his moustache and eyebrows and side burns to stiffen them up a bit. Also I painted him with oil paints and glasses his eyes with clear nail varnish. He also has acrylic teeth although not visible in these pictures.

Working on the shapes of the paper mache portrait.
Working on the shapes of the paper mache portrait.
Adding the paper mache clay to the portrait.
Adding the paper mache clay to the portrait.

27 thoughts on “Paper mache portrait”

  1. thank you so much for posting the transition. The profile was a great idea… its so life like..beautiful job…

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