Thank you Diane, Sandy, Mae, Wendee and Animal.
I am so glad you are enjoying the "Firdemu".
Hardware stores are my most favorite places to shop
I look at them as a place to store all my parts.
Well here is what I have been up to this week.
I need to smooth out the lines where the couplings join the PVC together and the gourd pieces join.
I also needed to add some strength on his underside.
So I mixed up a batch of pulp mache.
For this I used an egg carton
Tear it up into small pieces and soak it in hot water.
You should always tear and not cut your paper when making any papier mache' strips or pulp.
This is true in paper making also.
Tearing allows the fibers to stay intact and retain their original length where cutting breaks the fibers, causing them to loose strength in the overall piece.
Umm Umm look what's for dinner
After the pieces had soaked for several hours I put them in the blender with some additional water and hit liquefy.
I did this with small amounts at a time.
I then ran the pulp through a sieve to drain off the excess water