Made by Linda Crawford
Finally finished “Barry” the squirrel. The armature was made from a round plastic sweet jar (cookie / candy jar), cardboard roll and garden wire. His head from aluminium foil. I then covered him in paper clay and he is painted with acrylic paint. I had to first spray paint his tail before finishing with a paint brush as it would have been impossible to get a paint brush in all the nooks and crannies. His tail is covered with approximately 3500 to 4000 tiny rolls of paper clay which was sooo time consuming and very boring at times but I think worth the effort in the end. It was the only way I could think of doing it to get the fullness in the tail that I wanted. I had to fix him to a mount as he is tail heavy but with his moss covered rock and a few strategically placed nuts he is now quite stable. Hope you like him!