Plaster Fish Sculpture

Vintage ad for Pariscraft plaster bandage fish sculpture. School Arts magazine, February 1972.

Vintage ad for Pariscraft plaster bandage fish sculpture. School Arts magazine, February 1972.

Check out these instructions for a plaster fish made on a balloon armature. This is an ad for Pariscraft plaster wrap I found in the February 1972 issue of School Arts magazine.

You’ll need the following materials :

  • Pariscraft or other plaster wrap
  • Balloon, 7-8″
  • Scissors
  • Old cereal box or light cardboard
  • Tape
  • Dowel
  • Wooden base
  • Acrylic paint
  • Old bowl for dipping

Doesn’t it look amazing? Can you imagine a display of these at the art show?

You can still get Paris Craft at Amazon. I have never used this brand – I’ve had great success with Pacon Plast’r Craft  plaster wrap. Click here to read my tips for handling plaster wrap in class.

Happy throwback Thursday! Stop by on Thursdays and see what else I’ve found in my stash of vintage art Ed magazines.

Enjoy!


p.s. Remember – never pour plaster water down the drain!

 

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4 thoughts on “Plaster Fish Sculpture

  1. When I first starting teaching, and using plaster bandage, I used Pariscraft, but I discovered, since I was building masks directly on kids’ faces in a 42 minute class, that Plast’r Craft or store brand plaster bandage was less expensive, dried faster, and had a less obvious texture than the Pariscraft did. The drying time was obviously important!
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    • Hi Phyl
      I didn’t know Pariscraft had a longer drying time – good to know. I’ve only used Plast’r Craft, but have yet to do a live mask. I teach 40 minute classes – I am sooo impressed you could teach that lesson in 42 minutes.

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