Day 110 : Papier-mâché


Papier-mâché, meaning chewed paper in French, is made using pieces of paper or pulp held together with some sort of adhesive such as starch or glue. It is common to work on a base like a balloon, chicken wire mesh, to create the initial shape. The cool thing about papier-mâché is that inexpensive, three dimensional objet-d’art can be made. 

Sandy: I remember the horrible, sweet-smelling, pink starch we used in grade school to do papier-mâché projects. It was so goopy and messy.

Kelly: these papier-mâché birds were so elegant and simple I was thinking I might try to make them. Hmmm.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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