This has been a busy week. Now it’s cold and rainy, which makes it perfect for staying inside and making stuff. 🙂
New Jaguar Mask is Done
I finally got a chance to paint the spots on my jaguar mask. I wanted to spend more time on it, but with winter coming, and garden cleanup, and building a new nesting box for the chickens, I just had to put it off. The ‘minimalist’ look is pretty nice, though. You can see how I painted him on YouTube, or hit the button to see all the videos on the new jaguar page:Painting the Jaguar
If you’d like to see how I intended to paint my jaguar’s fur, be sure to check out this video by Studio Wildlife. I may repaint my jaguar someday – or start over with a brand new leopard. It really is fun painting all those spots. 🙂
For some inspiration and amazement, be sure to check out Liz Sexton’s website. The things she can do with paper mache are almost shockingly good. (And thanks to Donna for telling me about this artist. )
A lot of people have asked me if you can add color to paper mache clay, instead of painting it. I just found a video by Olivia Bax, who makes some very unusual sculptures. Part of her process uses “paint-infused paper pulp.” Not the same as paper mache clay, but definitely worth watching. You can see the video here.
There are quite a few videos on YouTube showing us how to make simple figures of African women, using foil and paper mache. This is one of them. With Christmas coming up, I know a lot of people would like an easy way to sculpt a nativity scene for their mantle, and this would be a great way to do it. It’s a lot easier than the way I made the three wise men a few years ago. 🙂
What I’m working on now …
I already started on a headdress-style mask of a ram with big curly horns. After that’s done, I intend to take a break from making patterns, because I really want to sculpt that alpaca that I met at the beginning of summer. Do you have projects that you hope to finish before the end of the year? 🙂
Remember to visit the Daily Sculptors page and look at all the amazing projects that have been uploaded since the last time you were there.
Have a wonderful weekend!