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Mosaic with Margaret Garcia

The calavera just arrived!  It is a gi-normous paper maché girl, so big that I asked Margaret to stand next to it for scale.  Sooooo, we’ve got our work cut out for us to have her ready for Dia de Los Muertos USA, Coachella.

The first step today will be to wrap it completely in two layers of drywall joining tape.  Today we put 3-4 layers of drywall fiber glass tape and that was a full a day’s work.  The drywall tape gives strength to the structure and also provides a scaffolding onto which the next layer can grab.  Completely covering her took all day, at the end of which my back and feet were tired, I was sweaty and thirsty.

 

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