Space Oddities – Day 5

This is Day 5 of the continuing saga of the creation of the “Space Oddities” project for the 2010 da Vinci Days Avenue of Imagination Community Art Project.

If you missed it, here’s Day 4….here’s Day 3…. here’s Day 2 … here’s Day 1.

Bottom Panel
Bottom Panels

Today I started out by cutting out 2 Bottom Panels that will be sandwiched together and then eventually glued to the bottom of the project.

The Center
The Center

Using some left over brown packing paper, I taped crumpled pieces to one side of one panel which will become The Center of the 2 panels.  I spaced them out to give a more even coverage.

The Sandwich
The Sandwich

I line up the other panel and tape it in place to make The Sandwich.

The Sandwich Wrap
Sandwich Wrap

For the skin of the sandwich edges and bottom, I used pieces of wax paper to make a “Sandwich Wrap“.

Sandwich Wrap 2
Sandwich Wrap 2

To make it easier to go around corners, I use narrower pieces of wax paper.

The Edge
The Edge

The Edge and the unseen side are now completely covered with wax paper.

The Corner
The Corners

To help smooth out The Corners, I use pieces of masking tape.

First Layer
First Layer

For the First Layer of paper mache, I used strips of newsprint paper, which was what I used on the second layer of the body of this project.

First Layer
First Layer 2

In this view of the First Layer, you can better see the strips of paper.  I laid them vertically.

Dried Second Layer
Dried Second Layer

Yesterday I had finished applying the newsprint paper.  This view shows the Dried Second Layer of the body of the project.

Another View
Another View

Here’s Another View of the project from the side.  With this solid color of paper it will be easy for me to see where I need to apply the third layer of paper.

Third Layer
Third Layer

I completed the Third Layer using the paper from the color newsprint ads (non-shiny) from the Sunday newspapers. I also made the strips larger…about 2″x10″.  So far this has been the easiest paper I’ve used, I could actually stretch and maneuver it around odd shapes and corners better than with the other two papers I had used.

Back Side
Back Side

Back Side view of the completed third layer.

That’s it for day 5.

Continue on to Day 6…

joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady

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