Altered Key with Tamiko
Hello folks, Tamiko here. For the last few weeks I have been looking at my stash of keys and I'm going to find a way to use them or just toss them!! Of course I found a way to use them!
How to make a paper cast:
Torn tissue papers and a few cups of water pulsed in the blender, creates a paper slurry. I removed even more water by allowing the slurry to be processed through a strainer I found on the Arnold Grummer site.
I've then prepared my mold by brushing it lightly with a release agent like olive oil. After the mold was prepped, we place pulp in the mold very carefully pressing it deeply into all the crevices of the cast. I removed more water by pressing sponge against the mold. You can let the paper dry by placing it in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes on a low temperature or let it air dry, for a few hours. Once the cast is dry, you can decorate as normal.