Made by Jon Keller
This guy was made from newspaper paper mache .
I started by making a frame …… using cardboard tubing ( toilet paper tubes ) , wire and aluminum foil .
The paper mache was made by tearing newspaper into small pieces , soaking them in water overnight , and then running the wet paper through a blender . This created a pulp which I then drained and kneaded with white glue .
The paper mache was applied to the frame just a little at a time , allowing it to completely harden in between applications.
The ears were made with cardboard and the tail is twisted twine rolled in paper tape .
The mane is cut leather .
The paint job was done with acrylic paint .
From start to finish the project took me about 2 weeks .
I am thinking about making a grassy looking platform for display , but maybe not , since I kinda like it the way it is.
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Thank you Clare ….
And yes , the stripes were a challenge . After I painted one side I took a picture of it , and then reversed it . I used the reversed image as my reference to paint the other side , so the two sides would match .
Great job! And I hope painting the stripes didn’t drive you crazy. Love it.