Last post, I said that I was going to start painting next, but I decided to add a texture over the cloth mâché. I thought that instead of being smooth, the giraffe might gain some character if I applied a filler and tooled it to look a bit like fur. This might sound a bit odd, but I just bought some cheap latex caulk, squirted it on and tooled it using a piece of hair comb. The effect was pretty good as you can see.
Around the eye, it looks like this…
And still more!
Next, I’ll start getting a base color laid down over the texturing. Couldn’t you just imagine this hanging in the kid’s section of your local library? It would definitely get noticed!