(the best) RAW MATERIAL

Recycled paper egg cartons are the primary ingredient in my maché recipe. I have found that this is simply the best material to use. The
long fibers in egg cartons make the maché strong and durable.

You may be thinking that I must eat an incredible amount of eggs —
well — yes and no. The majority of the egg cartons come from family and friends. I am usually greeted by a bag full of egg cartons when I visit friends. Often I find donated egg cartons outside my front door. This always makes me smile — not only are people showing support for my work, but they are also showing support for recycling efforts.

An underlying but very important theme to my work is concern for
the Earth. What is happening to our environment scares me. I hope to encourage others to think about their impact on the environment.


At 6/11/06 5:26 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Found your website thru flickr. Very interesting about the egg cartons and amazing outcome. Do you just soak the cartons in water and form or add some glue for holding power? Love your work!

Incidentally, I'm in PA too...Altoona, actually. :)

At 6/11/06 7:22 PM, Blogger rose said...

Hi Emily — I do use a good white glue. It does take a bit of experimentation to know the right proportions, but well worth the time.

Thank you for the compliments... it’s good to know people appreciate what I am doing and encourages me to continue my work.

Altoona’s not to far, a few hours.

Take care.


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