How to Make Your Wolf Wall Sculpture:
Print the pattern and put it on cereal box cardboard.
Cut out the pieces and tape them together, using the instructions as a guide. Then add foil eyebrows to give your wolf the expression you want.
Add paper mache clay, like I did, or use paper strips and paste, instead.
Bring your wolf to life with acrylic paint. Choose your favorite color of wolf as a model – grey, black or white, it’s up to you.
My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.
There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.
Note: If you’ll be saving your pattern to and iPhone or iPad, those devices like to hide your downloaded files. You can scroll down this page to see how to find them.
And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help. 🙂
Watch these videos to see how to make your Wolf Head Wall Sculpture:
In this first video, you can see how the wolf head pattern goes together. Just print the PDF, put it on cereal box cardboard and a scrap from a cardboard box. Cut out the pieces, and tape them together. The pattern PDF also has screen shots of each piece, so you’ll know exactly how to put your wolf sculpture together.
In this next video, you can see how I added a few bits of crumpled foil to give my wolf sculpture a ‘serious’ expression, and then how I added a crazy amount of texture with paper mache clay and DIY modeling paste. The wolf would also look really nice if it was covered with paper strips and paste. That would give it a nice smooth surface for paint.
In this last video, you can see how I quickly painted my new wolf head wall sculpture. The pattern went together easily, and I added a lot of texture to it with paper mache clay. You can see how I did that in the first two videos on this page: https://www.ultimatepapermache.com/wolf-head-pattern
There was so much texture on the sculpture that I could get away with just dry-brushing some warm black over the darker parts of the wolf’s face. Then I added a few brush strokes of white, and painted the eyes with yellow ochre. I’ve never painted a sculpture like this before, and it’s very simple – but this time it seemed to work.
To make your wolf sculpture, you will need:
- The Pattern
- Access to a Printer
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
- Cardboard from 4 standard-sized cereal boxes.
- Sharp scissors for cutting cereal box cardboard
- Clear plastic tape and masking tape Note: Don’t use disappearing gift wrap tape – it isn’t strong enough.
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun
- A 1″ foam ball for the eyes
- Paper mache clay, or paper strips and paste (find recipes here)
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and varnish
* If purchasing cardboard in place of the cereal boxes, it will be sold as “light chipboard.” The thickness will be about 24pt or 1/41 of an inch. Medium or heavy chipboard is too stiff to bend well.
When you finish your wolf sculpture…
We would really love to see how it comes out. Please visit the Daily Sculptors page and upload some photos. 🙂
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
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