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Pink Flamingo

Made by Mary Abbas

I created the form of the flamingo by using newspaper, cardboard and masking tape. Reinforced the neck with a coat hanger so it would retain the graceful S shape of the head and neck. Created the feathers by first shaping bits of cardboard & masking tape, then applying the Paper Mache – Painted with Acrylic paints. All in all… pretty happy with it. I usually do little fairy houses, This is my 2nd large Paper Mache project, My first large project was an life size, 10ft alligator.

Paper mache flamingo beginning stage
Paper mache flamingo beginning shapes
Paper mache flamingo , adding feathers

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