Made by Linda Krautner
I started this hippo couple years ago when I was just learning papier-mâché but I found the foil pretty difficult, worked on and off and only finished it recently. It was going to be like William the Egyptian hippo but I didn’t want to use those colors. I did use Jonni’s pattern.
11 thoughts on “Barney the Hippo”
Your hippo is adorable! Love the paint job. Did you use Jonni’s Super smooth air dry clay? You hippo skin is so smooth. Great job!
I love your hippo! You did a wonderful job.
The first time I saw your hippo, I felt a rush. That’s always there when I see I really, really like. Feels like goosebumps
Absolutely love the coloring you put on it.
I keep thinking of your hippo. He is memorable, and I have to come back and take a peek at him. Simply gorgeous. Thanks again.
Isis & Rex & Eileen, thank you for your comments it does more than you know for my low self opinions.???
I have had to come back a few times to look at him. If that is what your low self opinion does, keep it up! (Silly old man.) If your opinion gets higher, you’ll be in a museum of art. This is a stellar project. Thanks again.
I don’t know how ?marks s appeared I sent 🙂 faces.
Anyway thank you Rex.!
Oh he is great! His expression, your paint job. I would be proud to display this little guy. Nice work!
Listen! That is crazy. I know when a fit of jealousy overtakes me I have seen something wonderful. That hippo is one of my favorite sculptures ever. Two years was worth it. You are an incredible artist. Thank you very much. A light in my day. (If William the Hippo is the favorite of the museum, this ought to be the favorite in the paper mache world — or any world, actually.)
He’s wonderfull! A beautiful paint job as well.