Made by Connie Kulow
I found an old bird cage at a garage sale and decided it would be cool to paint it and make a scene with a cat. I like the paw up in the air look as she is so interested in the birds. I attempted to make fur strokes with the brush while putting paper mache clay on the armature. It looked really cool.
But then, after adding the gesso, it took a lot of the detail away even while making small brush strokes. The birds are not paper mache as I am truly working to make smaller items, but I’m not there yet. Next project, I hope to work on a rabbit, and it will be smooth with the paint being the detail for the fur. Mrs. Morris is a great addition to the family.
She was interesting to make, not just with trying to use the brush to put on the paper mache clay, but I had to figure out her eyes. I didn’t have any styrofoam and couldn’t find anything else to use. I rewatched your cat video on how to paint the eyes.
Then, I added eyelashes and rummaged through my husband’s fishing box to find fishing pole wire for the whiskers. It worked out good. My goal now is to study up on how to use the paints for shading and making highlights.