Fur Texture with Paper Mache Clay

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This video shows a fast and easy way to create a fur texture using paper mache clay.

I used the tiger mask pattern I’m working on for the video, but this would work for a long-haired dog, for 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.

Fur texture with paper mache clay

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White tiger? Orange tiger?

I really would love to know what you think about the ‘white vs orange’ question. They’re both beautiful colors, so which one should I choose for my tiger?

After he’s done I’ll the back part that turns him into a wearable mask and hang him on the wall. That way, he will show up in my future videos. So orange or white – which one do you vote for?

11 thoughts on “Fur Texture with Paper Mache Clay”

  1. Hi Jonnie,
    Since you already have done a mask with orange and black this could be white with black stripes.
    Any thing you do will be excellent as always.

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  2. I have always preferred the orange and black fur. But white and black with blue eyes would be beautiful , too.

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  3. This video was so enjoyable. Very inspiring and an easy explanation of what you are using. Visiting you for patterns very soon. Thanks again for the instructions.

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  4. Iโ€™m torn between white and orange! I honestly donโ€™t think you can go wrong either way. Loved the video. Thanks for doing what you do.

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  5. Under heavy protest (which of your children do you want me to save?), I say orange. I think white would be fantastic. Part of my thinking comes from the murder hornet which was very dramatic in black and white.

    I am startled, frankly, by this mask. It may convince me that I might try it. Absolutely magnificent. I appreciate your tutorial and can use it if I ever get myself in reverse gear to get back to projects on the table but unfinished. It gave me an idea I need to push the knife the opposite way when doing fringe anything. Can’t wait to try it.

    Thank you.

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