Julie Whitham

Three large bowls

By Julie Whitham | 4 comments 4 comments


Three bowls made by layering newspaper onto a mould, I have used rabbit skin glue bought from a sculptors catalogue as it makes the paper set into a hard tough substance ( but does pong a bit when you mix it up) when finished the bowls have been covered in several layers of gesso which was also made with the skin glue, the largest bowl has had metal leaf applied to the inside, the others hav had acrylic paint and treasure gold metal wax applied, they have been sealed with acrylic spray on varnish.

These are the first papier mache items I have made in a very long time ( over ten years) and it was very enjoyable, I am now making a Sea dragon in pulp on a wire and paper armature, he isn't done yet but more photos will follow!


Catalina Rebolledo Finlayson

June 1, 2010 at 1:09AM

Me gusta mucho tu trabajo de los bowls, parecen de cobre, felicitaciones, eres una gran artista!!



July 27, 2010 at 2:11PM

how are you getting on with your sea dragon? i like your bowls- i like strip method for bowls too.


March 8, 2011 at 4:26AM

Love your work! Thanks for sharing the information on the bowls!

Merle Martin

April 9, 2011 at 8:46PM

thanks for your description of your method - I have just begun experimenting with paper as a medium - I have been using tile cement with paper pulp for a tougher and more durable article, but I think the rabbit size will make a more appealing object to handle. I am a fused glass artist and am struggling with creating something with the same mystery as glass - the size may be the answer, the light weight a bonus after working with glass which is actually quite heavy.

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