This delightful white-tailed deer was made by Linda Bunnell, the author of this guest post. She used a drawing she found online to create her own pattern for the deer. Her use of Epoxy Sculp for the fine details of the face and to strengthen the antlers was a good choice, and it worked really well for this sculpture. Thank you, Linda, for showing us how it was made!
[edit 3/25/19 – We now have a life-sized deer head pattern on the site. Click here to see it.]
How to Make a White-Tailed Buck with Paper Mache
© 2018 Linda Bunnell
I started my deer with a paper pattern, then made my wire frame.
Then I added aluminum foil, glued in place & taped with masking tape.
I covered the body with paper mache clay. I then bent wire for antlers & covered them with JB Weld putty or Apoxie Sculpt, which is what I liked best.
I used Apoxie Sculpt to fill in muscles & face.
Then it was painted with acrylic paint My deer is now ready to set in his pond display which is presently being built.
Hope you enjoyed this little deer
Thanks for watching & thank you Jonni for posting & your great teachings. WHAT FUN !
Here’s a video of the ‘pond’ Linda made for the deer: