Made by Ruby
Well this turned out completely different to how I intended.
This is my first ever attempt at paper mache and I got a lot of things wrong.
The card I used was too thin, the paper mache ended up being quite rough, I lost the detail on the eyebrows and nose, and I ended up completely changing the colour in order to hide the rough bits!
The black then white fur detail was all done using a tiny pen designed to be dipped in ink not paint – and took hours!
The eyes were done by taking a polystyrene ball and cutting it in half. This was really tricky to glue on and next time I think I will use paper or tin foil.
Still, lessons are being learned along the way and I am having great fun.
I have 2 questions though if someone could answer me.
1. As the cardboard was too thin and I do not have cereal boxes, would greyboard work? Marketed as some sort of packaging material. What weight would it need to be? (the cardboard I used was 300grams)
2. Is drywall compound the same as polyfilla here in the UK?
Many thanks for taking a look.