Monday, February 10, 2014

Not a pretty picture continued........

Once the form was filled with foam and dried the bottom had to be EVENLY sawed off..... Thankfully my husband has a hand saw and a steady hand.  My body is uneven/crooked and I probably didn't stand the straightest when the the I was being plastered!!  But it is as straight as we could get it.
The interior of the form had been coated with Vaseline before being filled with the foam thus allowing the  plaster gauze to be  peeled off  without too much trouble.  

The form was washed to remove the Vaseline, filed and sanded and holes filled and sanded and etc. until smooth.

The bottom of the form and the base have been coated with wood glue and weighted down.  Hopefully by Wednesday morning the glue will be dried and I can cover it with Jersey Fabric and mark the waste, hips shoulders etc with twill tape.  This needs to be finished so I can bring it to my next class on Friday.

3 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

It's a given that NOBODY stands straight while getting plastered...LOL very funny... This was interesting. You still have a waist which is more than most of us do...

BTW I love the needlework framed on the wall... Ger

Bead and Needle said...

LOVE this process - and Gerry's comment made me chuckle about getting plastered. Can't wait to see the finished product - Happy Monday! Tanya

Jillayne said...

This is wonderful Shirlee - I love it! I also love the beautiful crazy quilt blocks in the background - they look like they have been framed individually - what a brilliant idea!