Made by Jon Keller
This project was made using brown paper bag paper mache .
The armatures for the tentacles were made with strong , malleable wire , covered with twisted aluminum foil.
The spherical body is a ball ( made with wire ) covered in fabric . Then it was covered with paper mache .
The little suction cups on the tentacles were made by rolling a thin roll of acrylic polymer clay. Then I sliced off about 200 very thin discs.
Using an awl I carefully twisted a hole into each of the discs. After I hardened them I glued them onto the tentacle , one at a time .
The project was done in many stages , allowing the paper mache to fully harden in between each stage .
I put on a few coats of white base pant , after which I painted it reddish brown ( acrylic ). Then the final finish was done with 3 different colors of dimensional paint .