Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Crafty weekend

Hello all, here are a few pics from my recent crafty weekend making a papier mache cat. Finally! I've been wanting to do this for years. I have my friend S.S. to thank for the inspiration and starting it off with me. Sheila McGraw's book Papier Mache Today was also a great help.

The cat's not finished yet, he still needs gessoing and painting which I will hopefully make a start on today.

I had planned on taking pictures from the beginning and through the different stages, but it was too messy! I made the paste out of flour and water and used my hands to apply it. I haven't gotten that messy in years, what fun!! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be too.


















P.S. Only 5 squares to go on my baby blanket!!

7 comments:

Lesley said...

That's fantastic! How on earth did you get such detail??!! Very impressive! I remember making a bowl once using a balloon and that was difficult enough! :-)

Gromit said...

That cat is ace! The Mache one that is! Oh and the ginger one too of course!!!! ;-) I have always marvelled at how people do this as I was useless at it at school!

Wanna see the baby blanket too, glad you are getting on alright with it :o)

studio lolo said...

How cool to see your kitty with your project! So much fun! let's see that baby blanket :)

BigCat said...

The paper mache cat looks great. I can't wait to see when it is painted. As for the ginger one - well you can't do anything with purfection now can you.

Diana Evans said...

your paper mache cat is AMAZING!!!! I love it...

Mim said...

That's great! Did you use an armature or something inside it? Can't wait to see it painted.

~wenhether~ said...

LOL...love the last picture! Sooo funny!