Monday, November 28, 2011

Plaster Dress

This little 6x6 canvas is decorated with a dress made from plaster craft bandage. You know that bandaging stuff that used to wrapped around a broken arm or leg to make the cast? Well now it belongs in the mixed media studio! I simply drew the outline of the dress on the canvas, cut strips of plaster craft, wet the strips and then lay them down inside my outline. The plaster acts like the glue. I like the texture of the gauze, which can be visible, or not, depending on if you overlap your strips.
  If you decide to try this technique remember the time it takes to dry will be greatly affected by the amount of layers that you use and your climate, so take that into account and maybe go onto something else for a day or two.

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