This is an easy way to sculpt realistic fur with paper mache clay.
🐻 If you’d like to see the finished grizzly bear mask, with the pattern and a video showing how I painted it, you can find it here.
I did try using a real sculpting tool for the fur, but the lines I got with it were too straight. So I folded a small piece of aluminum foil, and made an adjustable curved tool for sculpting fur.
For the really wild areas on the bear’s head I crumpled the foil “tool” so it was slightly zig-zaggy (that’s a word, isn’t it?) and it added even more of a wild look to the fur.
I used a very thin layer of paper mache clay over the cardboard mask. To make a thin layer, leave out some of the flour in the recipe. You can find the recipe here
>>Do you have any tips for sculpting ‘wild’ fur? Let us know in the comments below.
11 thoughts on “Sculpt Bear Fur with Paper Mache Clay”
A generous artist indeed. Many thanks Jonnie
Love your excitement and the way you explain things so clearly. I cant wait to give it a go.
Thanks, Mary! 🙂
You are an incredible lady. Looks just like real fur.
Love it you are always inspiring me. Thank you.
Thanks, Robin! 🙂
Jonni! You did it again!
You keep surprising yourself, don’t you!
This self-made tool will become part of my arsenal of ideas, too. It is such a versatile creation. It can be shaped in unlimited fashion to meet many situations.
Thanks for sharing this great tip!
You’re welcome! I really enjoy finding easier ways to do something – especially when we can do it practically for free. 🙂
Thanks – I’m glad you like it. 🙂
Jonni…you are an amazing lady!!! I love what you do. Inspiring our creativity. Thk you muchly!!!
Aww – thanks! 🙂
looks fantastic! thanks for sharing