Paper mache' goats, any interest? *pics FINISHED!

Discussion in 'Personal Creations' started by Dreamchaser, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I have learned how to make paper mache' goats. I haven't yet finished one, but I am working towards it. I'm not yet happy with the bumpiness of it. So, I am sanding it down some and using a little gesso on it. I think next time I might get some bondo or wood putty to fill in some of the low spots. I am going to add a little ribbon and some other embellishments around the neck, and antique the paint on the body. I am planning on selling these for $15 each after they are complete.

    Any interest in these? I will add pictures once I finish the one. It will probably be next weekend or the following week. I was mistaken about the size, it is only 7 inches tall. So far, all I have done is gessoed it, not painted, antiqued and decorated it.

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    here is the finished goat:

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  2. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    Just a idea.

    Do not fill in to much or make them to smooth. What you are doing is a Folk Art and people like texture.

    How tall are they going to be?
    I am a Stained Glass Artist and a Folk Art teacher. Right now makeing things to sell by hand is making a HUGE come back. If you are using recycled paper and/or wire for the frames tell people. Green is in :)
     

  3. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    Would love to see pics!
     
  4. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    Folk art goats would be great ...post a picture ...I might want one. Good Luck
     
  5. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    I love folk art stuff and want to see pics!
     
  6. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    It is made from old newspaper, so yes, it would be considered recycling. I am leaving some bumpiness, it is hard to get it perfectly smooth. But the goat looked like it had tumors all over it's body. (Eww) I think it stands anywhere from 8 to 10 inches tall. I'm not at home right now, so I can't measure it until this weekend.
     
  7. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

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    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    I'd probably want a boer one-if possible??
     
  8. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    Hey, where are those pics? LOL
     
  9. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Re: Paper mache' goats, any interest?

    I said this weekend. Not last weekend! LOL. I have not had time to finish them. I am still putting the white gesso on. Then I will paint it. I will see if I can get a picture in progress up. It would be easier to many at one time, but I also need ample time to do them. Like 3 whole days to kindof do a production line. :D
     
  10. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
  11. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

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    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    That is gorgeous!!! What is the outside- i thought paper mache was glue and newspaper??
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I REALLY like that! What kind of price are you asking for say, custom little goats? I could just imagine having my whole herd prancing across a shelf
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    very good job.... that is so cool.... :love: :greengrin:
     
  14. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Wow! You artist types amaze me!! Good job! And recycling old newspapers = AWESOME!
     
  15. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    That's very cool! I love how "primitive" it looks. They'll blend into anyone's country decor no problem :) Good job!
     
  16. I am very happy for ou. This is so cool. I would love to see more if you explore with other breeds etc. :thumb:
     
  17. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    What size are they and how much do you charge?? They look great by the way !!
     
  18. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Thanks guys! It is made from paper mache', however, it does have some wire in it for an armature frame. It is gessoed, and painted with acrylic paint. I painted it, and then made an antique with some watered down acrylic paint, and glued some ribbon and other little embellishments. I also sanded it afterward to give it a worn look.

    I kindof wish I had given it horns and maybe a beard to make it a little "goatier" but for a first try it's not too bad. I could still add horns to it at least if I wanted to. It would require a little more work and some heavy-duty glue though. It might be fun to add some fun fur to make a beard. It's still all experimental. This one is 7 inches tall. Anything smaller would still require the same amount of work unfortunatly.
     
  19. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    One of these days I may just order one too, maybe you could make it look like Lyric. ??