Paper Mache Leopard

Made by Nikki Petock

Here is my first paper mache project! I saw a leopard statue I wanted for my living room but it was way too expensive for me so I came to the world of paper mache! I made the super smooth air dry clay to make him and applied a coat of joint compound on top to finish him off. Thank you so much for all your videos! They were so informative and helpful!

Paper mache leopard

9 thoughts on “Paper Mache Leopard”

  1. Mighty impressive! First project? Even more impressive! I hope you are hooked on paper mache now and will show us more of your projects.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful! And your first paper mache project, WOW! Can’t wait to see what comes next, hard to improve on this one.

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  3. Nikki, when I saw your leopard, the first thing I thought was, “Don’t be rude and call artists liars!” First? This is one of my favorite sculptures ever (and I’ve been looking for 9 years). Absolutely stunning, and probably worth twice what the other one costs. Can’t you give us lessons?

    I love the spots, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, everything. I am just in awe. I’ll be coming back to take a look a few times.

    Thanks for showing us your masterpiece. Just amazing piece of art. Oh my gosh!

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    • I just want to add that my dog and I went for a long walk this afternoon in 4″ of snow. She ran like crazy through the sagebrush, but I was on the lookout for a leopard. Can’t get that out of my mind. You have a great artist in you.

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