Paper Mache: Works in Progress
August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’m happy to share what I’ve been working on in the past month – these paper mache shells! These pieces have been lovingly coated in several layer of paper and glue and primed with acrylic paint. These shapes are a combination of corrugated plastic , foam core, and water color paper.
I’ve spent the past few weeks studying polyhedral shapes and geometry and have a lot of fun learning more about math. I’ve also been learning more about pattern/shape and some new fiber art techniques.
Before these shapes can be painted in color and covered in fabric I’ll need to develop a full set of patterns. So I’ll spend the next few weeks drawing the plants and animals that will be embroidered in addition to deciding which colors/fabrics to use.
You can view completed works using this technique here.
Summer is always a busy time so I’m sad to say I haven’t been able to spend as much time in my studio as I’d like to. Lets just say I’m looking forwards to fall!
As always, thanks for reading!
❤ Grace Willard