John C's mache recipe

Submitted by JEM on 2/7/02. ( )

John, I saw your recipe for mache, 1/2 plaster, 1/4 cellulose, 1/4 dextrine - I know this is a dumb question but you are talking by volume and not weight correct? thanks in advance.

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Not John C but use similar recipe and

This response submitted by Kristoph on 2/7/02. ( )

measure by volume, not weight. ie: 1/4 can of cellulose, 1/2 same can plaster etc etc.....did'nt want to step on your toes John, but thought she/hemay need answer quickly!


This response submitted by joel on 2/8/02. ( )

Where could I buy cllulose and dextrine? Im not sure exactly what they are. Thanks.

both can be purchased through...

This response submitted by Kristoph on 2/8/02. ( )

bobs taxidermy in NY if you need # eme

Cellulose and Dexterine

This response submitted by Old Fart on 2/10/02. ( )

Cellulose can be purchased at your local lumber yard, it is one type "blow in" insulation. Dextrine can be found in most taxidermy supply catalogs. Set up time is regulated by the plaster that you mix in. Homemade mache car require a considerable amount of mixing to get a uniform mixture due to the tendency of the cellulose to clump.

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