Saturday, August 4, 2012
Craft Class Project 5- Jim Dine Inspired Paper Mache Heart Sculptures
You begin by using wire armature, fairly thick works best but I had thin gauge wire so I had my students double it and twist t like a twist tie to give it more strength. At the end of the wire they formed a heart shape which they later stuffed then wrapped with newspaper to form a 3D heart shape. The entire sculpture was wrapped in newspaper and then masking tape. About 3 layers of mache were used on top to give it sturdiness and a hard outer surface. Lastly they were primed in white acrylic and then painted however each student chose followed by a coat of Modge Podge to give them shine. They came out cute!