Finally finished the paper interpretations of Template 3!
Key 856 is made from paper mache. I used thinner strips of newspaper this time and pinned and glued them into the shape I wanted. Once that part dried I covered it with white tissue paper dipped in paper mache paste. I cook the paste my self and use 1 part flour, 5 parts water, and 2 tbsp salt. Once all the layers (3 – 5) are dry I paint the key.
Key 857 is embossed vellum. This vellum is actually a sea foam green (yes, I know, one day I will study photography and improve that skill – today is not that day!).
Key 858 is a paper sculpture.
Key 859 is made from paperclay. Sadly the lovely paperclay I made last month only lasted so long in the fridge before becoming moldy. I only got two keys out of it before I had to throw it out! I thought about making all the paper mache and paperclay keys at one time so that the paste and clay wouldn’t go bad before I finished. In the end I decided to stick with my original process of working through one template at a time. I’m really getting to know each template by working this way. This also gives me some problem solving time and often when I return to a medium I’m a little better at it.
I decided not to make more paperclay because I happened to have a package of store bought stuff. It’s smoother and heavier than the home made kind.
Key 860 is a pop-up card.
Key 861 is a paper collage. I’m truly enjoying this collage work as it’s not something I’ve ever really done before this project.
Key 862 is red glitter on the black key template I used for Keys 854 – 861.
I forgot to make an impressed key in terraskin paper. Here it is as Key 863:
And here are all the paper keys that sprang from Template 3: