I usually like the paper stuff, whether mache, cut paper sculpture, etc. But I do like anything that is recycled as well. Remember that anything you can use again and not put in a landfill of incinerate is a good thing. This piece is one that I did quite awhile ago, but I get all kinds of positive feedback on it. It is actually carved from scrap pieces of that Dow Corning blue foam insulation…the same stuff they nail to the outside of new construction! It carves and sands very well, glues with either PVA or wood glue and it accepts water based paints like acrylics and latex. This piece was then finished with gold acrylic paint. The “frame” was finished using a brown wash that was then stippled a bit with other colors for character and depth.
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