This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full illustrated instructions: You’ll be able to download your pattern right after you order. You’ll also receive an email with the download link, and a separate receipt. The emails may take a few minutes to arrive. If you don’t see them, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder.
The pattern shows you how to build your wire armature so all the proportions are right from the start.
Then you add crumpled foil to fill out the rounded forms – the pattern helps with that, too.
After your sculpture gets a thin layer of paper strips and paste, you’ll finish it with acrylic paint and varnish.
Use the pattern along with the videos below to see make your paper mache Chihuahua:
To make your Chihuahua you’ll need:
- Aluminum armature wire (or any light wire that’s easy to bend)
- Aluminum foil
- Masking tape
- Paper strips and paste
- Acrylic paint and varnish
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