Made by Laine Shepherd
As a family we are owned by a basset, Elmo and a Shih Tzu, Mo Chou. Now our daughter no longer lives at home she misses seeing them everyday. Using Jonni’s method to make a pattern and pad out the body, I then used paper machè (Jonni’s recipe, of flour and water) and sculpted into shape. I used about 3 layers on the body. For the faces I used polymer clay to shape the brow bone and nose and also paws. For Elmo’s wrinkles I added paper towels and for Mo’s coat I used a thin (more liquid) version of paper machè clay so it dripped slightly, giving the look of fluffy fur! I gesso’d all over and then used acrylics to paint the details. I sealed with a polyurethane varnish. Daughter loved them!