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« on: August 30, 2012 05:40:16 PM »

About 3 years ago, my husband and I were in Colorado and we stopped at a pub that had a jackalope on the wall.  I pointed towards it, and my husband looked up at it and said: "Wow... I've never seen one of those before!"   After the requisite amount of teasing, I explained to him that it wasn't real.  It has been a running joke between us ever since.
Hence, we needed a jackalope trophy of our own!


The armature were papier mache (I found out they were actually filled with foam and not hollow) lemon and pear that I got for 50c at Michael's.  Used some floral wire for the antlers. I took advantage of the fact that they were actually foam and carved them up a bit.



I used air dry clay to sculpt and added the furry texture with wood filler.  This is about half way through painting, I used a dry-brush technique I learned from a lady who paints ceramic nic-nacs. (It's glued to a scrap block of wood to hold it while I sculpted/ painted)


After it was painted and sealed, I removed it from the scrap block of wood and glued it to a wooden oval plaque-thingy I scored at the thrift store.



Finally we have a trophy for all the jackalope hunting we did in the rocky mountains!

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012 05:50:51 PM »

that's awesome.  Have you seen the Pixar short film about a jackalope?

(I should add that I just used Wikipedia to confirm that they are mythical because like your husband I wasn't sure either...)
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 05:58:52 PM »

that's awesome.  Have you seen the Pixar short film about a jackalope?

(I should add that I just used Wikipedia to confirm that they are mythical because like your husband I wasn't sure either...)

Okay... and I can't help but notice you're doing your PhD... Wink ... husband has his Masters in Applied Science!  Maybe there's something about post graduate degrees that make you gullible!

Definitely checking out that film!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 06:09:46 PM »

I am in awe that you saw a jackalope in a paper pear... Cheesy

I love your process...what a great result!  I used to love seeing those in truck stops and bars across the country...I guess that is their native home... Cheesy

Great story as well...
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012 05:37:44 AM »

This is great! My friends and I have a jackalope song, so I guess it's a running joke for us too. I love the finished...er, finish. It kind of looks like fiberglass. Fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012 06:47:46 AM »

I agree with Always! What an innovative use of fake fruit! Very inspiring Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012 06:50:14 AM »

that's awesome.  Have you seen the Pixar short film about a jackalope?

(I should add that I just used Wikipedia to confirm that they are mythical because like your husband I wasn't sure either...)

Okay... and I can't help but notice you're doing your PhD... Wink ... husband has his Masters in Applied Science!  Maybe there's something about post graduate degrees that make you gullible!

Definitely checking out that film!

Gulllible most definitely... it must be the applied science thing.  And do check out the film it's one of my favourites.  
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012 05:29:38 AM »

You did an amazing job on this!
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012 03:16:59 AM »

Wow great detail, lovely to see your making process too
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013 02:42:43 PM »

That is so cool! Especially the photo of the armature which shows what's hidden underneath. The texture and dry brushing look great too. I've always loved taxidermy so I would totally hang one of these on my wall Smiley
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