Paris cat update

Made by Stephanie Nasshahn

Hello everyone, hope you’re having an amazing day. Here is what I have accomplished so far. I used the original clay recipe for the lid and raised the cat a bit. The recipe came out a little lumpy, my error, but I ended up loving the texture. Next is re-creating the holes around the cat for the lights. A couple of you have commented on the hinge issue I may be faced with. I had a thought of using bolt with nuts to attach the hinges, would this work? Or using a screw that goes all the way through the clay and cork the back a side of the screw? Any thoughts?
Thanks again in advance
Stephanie

5 thoughts on “Paris cat update”

  1. The cat turned out marvelous! Love the texture too! Your cork idea just might work but maybe a thin piece of wood for the screw to bite into? I’m thinking of putting a corkscrew through a cork and how often they might break or crack. I would stay away from the nut and bolt as that might scratch your granddaughter, or was it niece?
    This is quite the project, I can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    • Eileen, thanks so much. I was thinking of capping off the screw with a pretty bead, as I will be “blinging it up” quite a lot. I do love the idea of a wood, that would work.
      Thanks so much for hanging out to see progress and offer help.
      One of my walls did warp, i even took precautions! But she’ll love it anyway ! 🙂

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  2. That is spectacular. The clay is great and everything.

    I hope someone has the perfect solution for the hinge. Thanks.

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    • Thank you Rex, I’m going to be trying screws that go all the through the cardboard and using cork or a decorative bead the hold the screw in place. My mind can see this working, I’ll keep you posted. Thanks again!
      Stephanie

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      • You’ve come so far already, I’m amazed. Good luck, and I hope it works. I love the creative mind! Think outside the box! lol

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