Thank-you for desribing it in more detail. The only papier mache I have done was around balloons. I just love dogs and your Airedale is so creative with such simple materials. I love it!!
Thank you everyone for your kind comments
My Dad was really pleased to recieve him, but I think mostly because I went to the trouble of making something instead of spending my money in the shops.
I love it! How did you get the texture to look like dog fur? Is there wire under there?
I didn't use chicken wire, although you could do. I started instead by bunching up balls of newspaper and building the overall shape by sticking these balls together using masking tape. Once the form looked more or less like I wanted it to, I started layering strips of glue-y newspaper and tweaking the shape with each layer. The final layer was a thin covering of polyfilla which I think is what gives the terrier his rough looking coat and although the majority of his face was built up using Papier Mache pulp, the polyfilla helped a little with refining the details. Then it was just a case of painting him up and fitting a collar