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  • Papier mache cats

    Hi,

    Thought you would like to see some of my papier mache projects. Here's two of my cats they are not finished yet as they were put aside whilst I'm working on my web site. Hope to start working on them again next week.

    cats-01.jpgcats-02.jpg

    The photo's aren't great, I'll take some better ones when I start working on them again.
    Let me know what you think
    My website http://www.mias-craft-ideas.com
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  • #2
    Are they realy papier mache. They look like they have been moulded from clay. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Carol
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    • #3
      Fantastic, I am a total cat fan and also look forward to seeing the finished product, although they look finished already!
      Terry xxx
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      • #4
        Really nice work. Like Terry, I am a major cat fan and like Carol I can't believe they are papier mache either! Doesn't look like the stuff I did at school!! I remember all those balloons covered in bits of torn up newspaper, leave to dry then pop the balloon and paint!! (Maybe my technique is a bit basic LOL!)

        Can't wait to see a photo when they are finished.
        Ali x

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        • #5
          They remind me of those stone statues worn down by the wind and rain until some of the features are softened. I like them a lot though I am not a cat fan, just like these as sculptural pieces in their own right. Like Ali my experience of papier mache is basic though we did make bowls as well using layers of paper. Obviously a better class of school LOL.

          Pete
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          • #6
            Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
            Like Ali my experience of papier mache is basic though we did make bowls as well using layers of paper. Obviously a better class of school LOL.

            Pete
            Hey, cut one of my balloon masterpieces in half and you have a rocking (literally!) bowl LOL! Mind you I am sure you did go to a better class of school...
            Ali x

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AliCat View Post
              Hey, cut one of my balloon masterpieces in half and you have a rocking (literally!) bowl LOL! Mind you I am sure you did go to a better class of school...

              Rocking bowls are great, I have turned a couple. I went to a grammar school sadly being old enough to have sat the 11 plus. We used the papier mache in art classes. Then I realised I was useless if it didn't involve making as opposed to drawing so migrated to the woodwork shop and played on the lathe for the next four years instead LOL.

              Pete
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              • #8
                They're terrific! Can't wait to see them painted! Well done!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                  Rocking bowls are great, I have turned a couple. I went to a grammar school sadly being old enough to have sat the 11 plus. We used the papier mache in art classes. Then I realised I was useless if it didn't involve making as opposed to drawing so migrated to the woodwork shop and played on the lathe for the next four years instead LOL.

                  Pete
                  Dont think that you are old Pete, we still have the 11 plus in this area.


                  Cant believe that's paper mache either it looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing the end product.
                  Lisa x
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dreamstar View Post
                    Dont think that you are old Pete, we still have the 11 plus in this area..
                    Bless you LOL Don't hear that said very often anymore

                    Pete
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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone, I get all lot of people saying it's not what they expect from papier mache.
                      The cats are made from normal papier mache strips and pulp. I do use a wire armature to keep the whole thing together. As you have to wait ages in between layers I always have several things on the go. To get the smooth look I use poly filler, then repeated sanding until I have a nice smooth surface.

                      The standing cat hasn't been painted yet just polyfilled (not sure if that's a word) and sanded. The other cat has been painted with one coat of white paint will need another coat before painting properly. They will both have whiskers too!

                      Here's some painted stuff as it might take a while for me to finish the cats.




                      My favourite is the tree stump I loved making that one.
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                      • #12
                        Sadly one or two of us on here can't get attachments, any chance you can put it in your album then we can all see it.
                        Carol
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                        • #13
                          I love the cats - they are fabulous! Like others, I find it difficult to believe they are papier mache (I too did the torn up newspaper stuck on a bowl with flour and water paste!) they are such high quality and such beautiful sculptures. What a patient person you are to go to all that trouble, but the end result is well worth it.

                          I know the Victorians made a very wide range of stuff from papier mache, but tend to think of furniture in that respect. I can't see your attachments, but am waiting with baited breath, hoping you will create an album on here so I can see some of your finished work.

                          Linda

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                          • #14
                            I'm sorry you couldn't see the pics, I thought they would display like the cats.
                            I've just managed to put the photo's in an album, hope I did it ok.
                            Let me know if you can see them.
                            Maria
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                            • #15
                              I'm sorry you couldn't see the pics, I thought they would display like the cats.
                              I've just managed to put the photo's in an album, hope I did it ok.
                              Let me know if you can see them.
                              Yes, you did it fine, I can see all the pictures.

                              I have to say I am very impressed. There is some lovely stuff there, although I like the cats best of all.

                              Keep up the good work.
                              Linda

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