Paper Casting with Master Paper Maker Alison Newman
Two days later and we have moulded cotton linters pulp into our casts. Madeleines box plaster cast was a huge challenge to open but we all took part in its separation and eventually prised it apart. We spent the whole day tapping, slapping and sponging and now have to wait one or two weeks for the moulds and paper to thoroughly dry out before we see the results.
opening the box mould
the box mould still refusing to open
the box mould open
A sheet of pulp teased into shape ready to lay in the mould
The pulp has been pressed into each of these moulds and is now ready to be bolted together to create the final object
The six stone mould covered with pulp which now has to be gently pressed into the cavities
This is now complete and ready to be left to dry
The object moulds all bolted together for fusing. All we have to do now is wait!