My sister has been playing around with PaverPol and has made a cool horse’s head, and is working on a funky frog.
She’s getting herself and 3 women together, in my studio, to show us how to use this product.
Basically, it’s a liquid that you dip fabric into, and then lay the fabric onto whatever form you’re trying to create. The fabric hardens and becomes waterproof.
I’m doing a bit a prep work before Lorna’s demo, and intend to make a fancy Goldfish (Thanks, Jackie, for the idea! I’m sure Lorna will do this again, and you can have a go at it!).
So, first I looked at images of koi and goldfish on the net, to get a general idea of the body shape, and more importantly, the fins. I want my fins to be big and flowy.
I sketched out some shapes and sizes of those parts, and began assembling them from wire. I’m hoping that the wire forms will be strong enough to hold the wet fabric and still retain their shape. I’ll be using Cheesecloth as the fabric.
It was surprisingly easy to make the fins. I just laid the wire onto my pencil sketches and shaped it from there.
The body also went together fairly quickly. I used bits of masking tape to hold the “ribs” in position.
We’ll be doing this next week, and I’ll post the finished product – wish me luck!