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« on: November 15, 2012 07:00:41 PM »

Here's my latest puppy that I'm actually pretty proud about Cheesy



Hope You like him! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012 07:36:02 PM »

Very nice! From the thumbnail I thought it was a pic of a real dog... reminds me of the dog I grew up with!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012 07:48:26 PM »

Thank You! Smiley I'm trying to get my animals to look as close to 'real' as possible Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012 08:26:07 PM »

FANTASTIC!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012 11:36:02 AM »

Cute! He is lifelike. I wonder how big your dog is?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012 01:04:58 PM »

Do you use an armature?  I made 2 dogs and had trouble joining the legs so they were firm enough  Huh. Your dog looks great Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012 02:02:30 PM »

Thanks guys! Smiley

He is standing on my hand...so about 5" long Smiley


And yes, itchy -do use a wire frame next time -it'll make a huge difference (I barely make anything without wire these days Cheesy)- it's harder in a way a felt it, but gives a better shape and some poseability (sp?).

Also -you can use the cheap floral wire Michael's Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012 08:47:40 AM »

Thanks.....I tried wire but it was too heavy to twist into shape.  I'll try the florist wire.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012 12:22:03 PM »

I tried a couple of little felted animals.  Mine are still pretty "amateur" looking, but at least everyone that saw them KNEW what they were supposed to be!!

Just as a data point, for the class that I took, we used pipe cleaners for the wire armature.  It seems to work pretty well.  The teacher did comment that she made the legs extra short, because otherwise beginners tend to not put enough fiber on the bottom (for the feet).  Then, with a little handling, the wire works its way out and gets pokey!

If it's not a trade secret, how did you do the eyes?  They are really convincing.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012 03:36:08 PM »

Thank You, Wwrich Smiley


I tried pipe cleaners when I first started making animals, but I didn't like how they looked and didn't feel they were strong enough, even thou they're easier to felt, than plain wire.

Oh and about the eyes - thanks! But there's no secret -they're just felted! Smiley
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