Steampunk Octopus Sconce
We usually start out with a drawing. This is a large piece, so a base was made with some wood scraps to provide some structure.
We start by cutting plastic bottles and hot glueing/taping them into place around the wood base.
We start adding in balls of newspaper to fill in gaps between bottles. These are taped in place with duct tape.
More and more newspaper balls and tape are added until a shape begins to emerge.
All body parts are slowly formed.
Once the entire armature is built, the Mache process begins. Strips of old sheets or cotton fabric are dipped into a glue mixture and laid on the surface until all the duct tape is covered.