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  1. Hello everyone, Thank you for all your help with our project. Here’s a picture of the sculpture that was created. We ended up using WED clay and using cellulose fiber paper clay to fix the cracks. For the next project I am looking forward to working with paper clay and paper mache technique exclusively . The size of the sculpture is about 42” tall and was completely hand built and it’s called Ganesha thank you , GR
  2. Thank you Denice for your sharing your insights - the upper parts like hands are going to be built separately and joined with shoulders. So far we have built clay upto shoulders. My husband just confirmed ; the lower seat part has 2” wall thickness (upto waist) and belly, chest and shoulders have 1” . We are debating if we should build head separately and join. Trunk, ears, hands will be built separately and joined . My concern with burning off with acetone or gasoline is the gases emitted during the process. I have a toddler at home. Alternatively we were thinking of cutting p
  3. Hello everyone! Update - we have decided to use only Wed clay for this project since we are on a deadline and not have time for experimenting. I would like to know what is the ideal wall thickness to have when using on a styrofoam armature. Right now we have about 1” Wall Unsure if it should be more like 2” or less ? Also, can I leave in the armature? It will not be fired and the sculpture needs to be around only for a short period of time ( about 1 month). Will there be too many cracks to deal with if armature is left in? Based on the amount of clay used the scu
  4. Thank you Min, Denise & Callie for your inputs. I will bear in mind the tips as I work on the paper clay. Since I last communicated the size of the sculpture has been revised to 3.5’ height instead of 5’. Would it be ok to mix cellulose with wed clay ( wet) since I already have it with me. In the past I have made a similar piece with Amaco’s self hardening airdry clay. Is it necessary to add cellulose at all for this project? If so, Can I just wedge in some cellulose in small batches as I work ? I am making a sculpture of Lord Ganesha; attached is an image if it
  5. Hi, I am working on a large scale sculpture about 5 feet tall and 31/2 feet wide. I will not be firing this piece ; will be air dried only. The life of the sculpture is expected to stay only for about 1.5 months I considered Laguna paper clay but availability and timing is an issue. I have WED (Walt Disney modeling clay - wet) with me that I thought would use for this project initially. Reading lots of posts about making your own paper clay and the advantage of green strength by using paper I am inspired to try making paper clay. I have green blow in cellulose from Lowe
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