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This video shows a fast and easy way to create a fur texture using paper mache clay.
I used my tiger mask pattern for this video, but the same method would work for a long-haired dog, or the fur around the edge of a wolf’s face, or even a man’s beard.
When you pull the paper mache clay this way, the tiny paper fibers stick out, creating a feathery look. It also creates dips that show up nicely as shadows, even before the piece is painted.
And it’s a really fast way to get a fur texture with paper mache clay that looks really nice.
Links mentioned in the video:
- Paper mache clay recipe with gram measurements (thanks, Rex!)
- Make paper mache smooth without sanding
- Patterns for the sculptures and masks behind me in the video
White tiger? Orange tiger?
When the pattern was finished I couldn’t decide if I should make it a white tiger mask, or an orange tiger. I did a fast survey of my readers and YouTube subscribers, and White Tiger won the vote.
So I painted my headdress-style tiger mask as a white tiger – but then also turned my lion cub mask into an orange tiger cub (just because I thought it would be fun). You can see how the cub was painted here. I didn’t put any fur texture on the baby tiger, but that would have been nice – especially inside the ears.
If you’d like to see how the white tiger was painted, click here and scroll down to the video.