PAPIER MÂCHÉ SCULPTURE - Delicious Donut!
This weekend I finished the donut sculpture. It's a little bigger than I was originally planning about 24-26" instead of the 21". It was fun making it, but it was also physically exhausting working on it. My back and legs were sore, and I had to take lots of stretch breaks. Unlike the Sundae, where I could leave it on my desk and easily work on it, I had to find random places to work the donut, including the living room floor, my ottoman and the back of my chair. Needless to say, my living room is a mess right now and will stay that way until I finish the series. All the artwork is due to the Museum on April 28.
|Since I learned from the Sundae that form should be done in 3D, (not just painted to look 3D) I went back and added the glaze drips. I'm really glad I went back for this step.|
|I've used so many different glues and adhesives. I bought some gloss Modge Podge and my cousin gave me some used bottles she had laying around from some old craft projects. I also used up the matte mediums I had which were almost dried out. I've found that a lot of my acrylic paints are completely dried out or very thick and almost there. The last time I used them was for the 2016 paintings. I guess the shelf life is about two years or so. So far I've only spent about $13 (on the white paint and the gloss Modge Podge).|