First batch of paper is a bit lumpy. I was worried that I was going to burn out the motor of my blender as it wasn't blending the paper pulp very well. Then I realised the bits that hadn't pulped up were actually kind of plasticy. So note to self: make sure the paper from your shredder is all just copy paper. I'm assuming it was some heavily coated something I had put through. Anyway, after having go with what I got and trying to remove as much of the plasticy stuff I ended up with a rather lumpy mask that I tried on my face cast. I think more glue is required too. This evening I double sieved the remaining pulp in an attempt to get rid of the big plasticy bits: first through a colander then the strained liquid through muslin. It's still got some bits but definitely better. Will see how today's effort has dried tomorrow and then have another go with a few different recipes.
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Jennifer Kilgour is an artist and maker specialising in model making, sculpture, painting and drawing.
She also loves making other things like wee animations (trained in that and everything), small coffee tables (singular) and walking the family dog in the woods.