Hard to judge from your picture HOW big it is. Tell me! :)
about 1 meter! more than half of me. i didn't realize it's hard to tell from the picture. to me, it's so big it makes me dizzy looking at it. heh. 8).
All I can say is WOW! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
thanks, Amanda! :).
I like your work and find your blog very inspiring! Carry on!
tried to leave this message days ago but was interrupted. . .ahem: are you using a nest chair as a mold? not sure of the real name I just remember getting to sleep in one when I was about 4 and my newborn colic-y brother needed a room to himself. what material are you using for the pulp? it's so animal/vegetable it breathes with the echoes of the mold's ribs. and then the shape, nest or roof(umbrella or giant hat, protective and with warmth, I want to wear it and play with it.
Erin, i think you are thinking the right chair. i couldn't think of the name either but nest chair sounds about right. :). i like it. this also made me think of an umbrella, as you mentioned. i actually have an umbrella skeleton that i want to turn into another papier mache piece too. like what you said about the mold's ribs. was thinking i should smooth it out later but not sure now.i used good recycled paper (no newsprint) to make the pulp and then added sawdust/wood shavings to it. the wood is giving that rusty color i'm hoping to get.
HOw'd U do that? That is massive! I love the rim too.The organic-ness of the pulp is awesome. Very, very inspiring!
with a lot a lot of shredded paper, Paula! and so much water goes into preparing and making the pulp, i think i'll have to be more conscious of that next time i do a big batch.
looks like a beautiful bowl...yes, crawling into it sounds like fun :)
Wow, so cool!!
How is life inside the bowl? It must be dry by now!
What did you use for the base to form the bowl? I need to make a large bowl for a costume. Can I use a wooden bowl as my base? Should I cover with plastic before I paper-mache? Thanks!
hi Sylvana - i used a papasan chair for this one. you can use any kind of bowls or balls for the bowl shape you want. no need to use plastic over it unless you want the surface texture of plastic or just want to keep your base clean from the papier mache for some reason. whatever you use, with or without plastic, you'll need to cover the surface with vaseline. this helps for easy release when the papier mache bowl dries. have fun!
Thank you Mien!One more question to clarify: I put vaseline on the bowl before I place the paper strips?
yes, apply the vaseline all over the bowl where you'll have the papier mache.