Made by Sabra Overby
I had a dream about making a paper mache flamingo. But not just your average flamingo! This one I dreamed about was beautiful and multi colored. So when I woke up that morning I started right on it. The pot the flamingo is standing in is completely made out of a paper mache clay with egg cartons, LOTS of them and many slow and steady weeks of drying. For the legs of the flamingo I purchased 2 wooden dowel rods. I formed him with news paper, I didn’t really have a pattern I went off of but I did have multiple pictures I found online for reference when it came time to sculpt.
I used the silky smooth paper mache clay to create him! I am so happy with the out come. Oh for his eyes I created those with polymer clay and painted them. After he was finally finished it took about 8 weeks to complete!
I had decided that after making my sculpture, that it still needed something else. So I decided to make a starfish and a seashell to lay into the pot. I used the silky smooth paper macbe clay to form the shells, and I was very happy with the way everything all turned out!