THE CRAFTS - Work In Progress
Since this was an open project without a brief other than the topic of PIZZA I wanted to take the opportunity and experiment a bit with paper engineering techniques and materials.
So I constructed the body, the wings and many details such as the glasses or the skateboard "classically" with normal paper.
But I also tested - successfully - a new technique I had thought of a few months ago:
Step 1) I sculpted the body parts and shoes of the pizza characters out of self-hardening paper clay and polymere clay..
Step 2) I then made silicone molds out of these body parts.
Step 3) I fitted tiny bits of Japanese paper into the cured molds and coated them with a secret glue mixture I found to be working VERY well with what I had in mind: a glue that does not soak through, discolor, contract or warble the super thin paper surface! (Took me weeks to figure out... just saying.)
Step 4) After drying I took the halves for the legs and arms out of the molds and assembled them super carefully and covered the seams with the paper.
Now THIS is some serious paper engineering right there! :)
In the end everything was assembled and airbrushed with specific inks that would not bleed through the paper and/or be-glittered.