Made by Linda Crawford
This is my first animal sculpture and I am so pleased with him. Armature was made using a yoghurt drink bottle for the body, the neck, part of a toilet roll, the head from tin foil, legs and ears using garden wire padded out with newspaper and his whiskers from cotton thread. I covered the armature with a version of Jonniclay (because of where I live, I have to adapt it) and he is painted with acrylics. I did cover the paper clay with tissue paper to help with texture for the fur (watched Jonni’s video on her racoon). I also watched countless videos on how to paint fur and settled on a “one stroke” layering technique which took ages but I think it was worth the time and effort. I hope you like him as much as I do. Thinking of doing a red squirrel next!