Cape Mt. Zebra

Made by Frank Smouse

Cape Mt Zebras have light brown and orange markings. I based this one off Jonni’s awesome Arabian horse pattern. I prefer blue shop paper towel and mix of Elmer’s glue and water. I cut the mane from cardboard and layered it with hot glue.

Paper mache zebra

 

Paper mache zebra

6 thoughts on “Cape Mt. Zebra”

  1. I love your zebra! The colors are wonderful. I had never heard of Cape Mt Zebras nor your process using shop towels. Did you make your armature out of cardboard? If so, it doesn’t appear that there was any warping.

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    • Thanks! Armature with Jonni’s recommended cereal box and corrugated card board. Gesso. Base. Blue shop paper towels and Elmer’s glue solution. When wet the blue shop paper towels can be smoothed with a brush and formed with layers. Layers are the key. I use quarter coin sized torn pieces. I discard the edges of the towel.

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    • Yes instead of clay. I also use more than one layer of shop towels. I use quarter size torn pieces at a time. About 85- 90 percent glue 10 percent water. Bottled water vs chlorinated I think makes a difference? Could be wrong. It works for me. Thanks for your comments. Frank.

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    • Thanks for your kindness! The mane is cardboard that is thinner than cereal box variety. Painted both sides with acrylic black paint. Really sharp shears. Layer strips with hot glue. Frank.

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