I've already posted one tutorial about
out of paper, paste and patience.
It's been 3 years since that post.
For kicks, I thought I'd make a new post
just to see how much I've aged over the years. Ha!
Besides me getting older, nothing else has changed.
I still make each MANNEQUIN with the same materials.
1. paper bags
2. wallpaper paste
Now, when I decided to make this post,
I was already in the process of making another TORSO.
I've sold quite a few on Etsy with great feedback.
I started taking pictures after making one layer over my original MANNEQUIN
I let it dry and now I'm cutting the form from the original MANNEQUIN
After cutting the form, then I separated from the original MANNEQUIN
Here is the form, front and back
Next, need to close the back with tape
Using cardboard to close the bottom and start adding layers with paper mache'
After adding a layer of paper mache', let it dry in the sun before adding another layer
This is where the patience and time plays a very important role for me.
You can't make a GOOD MANNEQUIN in one day
First of all, it has to dry between adding a few layers, in order to get hard and firm.
Second, I have a full-time job, teach Spinning classes part-time and I make MY PEACE of jewelry.
So, it takes me some time to finish
Here's another day, another opportunity add another layer
Then, finally finished,
WO-MANNEQUIN - TORSO