Made by Lise-Anne Michel
This is a turtle I made for my son’s birthday, after watching Jonni’s box turtle video tutorial. He loves it and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I followed the adjustments Jonni suggested and used plaster wrap, then air dried clay that I made for the first time. I had literally no sculpting tools, other than a plastic baby spoon and a toothpick, which just goes to show that resourcefulness pays off. This was a super fun project and helped me want to tackle another paper Mache project in the future. Next I’d like to make a tree wall in my craft room to cover up an ugly sump pump I have in the floor and up the wall. I’ve been envisioning the project for a while, but watching Jonni’s videos has helped me gain confidence that I can do it! Thanks Jonni!
7 thoughts on “Tim the Turtle”
I love your turtle! His eyes really make him come to life. Also his body position looks real and engaging. Great job!
Don’t throw away the spoon and the toothpick! That is a great turtle. Your son must be really happy. I love your turtle.
I absolutely love his face, eyes and expression! What a lovely, lovely sculpture, thanks for sharing.
Both the action pose and the paint are fantastic on this guy.
Tim is adorable – a real treasure!
That is a clever little turtle! Great first project! No need for sculpting tools, my favorite tool is an old butter knife!
Thank you Eileen!