Friday, 12 June 2009

Painting on raw papier mache

White emulsion paint applied to raw papier mache on the Saleman puppet head. The cracks are caused by the water being absorbed from the emulsion too fast.

The remedy is to sand it and apply another coat. This can be repeated several times, although if you use too many coats, you can end up losing fine detail, as the paint tends to fill in grooves and cracks.

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