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« on: March 29, 2014 07:40:30 PM »

I made this tapir for my partner, The Raging Sloth, in the art doll swap. She was very well received. My partner had "gothic Victorian" as a theme she liked along with a list of animals that included the tapir. I have always wanted to make something with this animal so this was the perfect opportunity. I sculpted the head from Super Sculpey Firm and made the clothes from shirts I found at a second-hand store. My goal was to utilize as many edges and elements from the shirts that I could to reduce the work on my end. I used a mini-top hat tutorial to make the matching hat. I wanted to keep going with making accessories but realized that I should probably stop and move on. Grin







A close-up of the head join (the head is glued on so the ribbon is purely decorative):


The red velvet outfit that includes a hooded cape, a mini top hat and a stuffed squid all in the same material. I made the little skull pendant:






The purple and black outfit:


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The tapir with all her accessories:
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014 08:44:33 PM »

Mo@#$%^@#$! I don't even have words for how cool and special this is. Wow, wow, wow!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014 08:48:40 PM »

So very COOL!  I have all kinds of questions about this creature.  Like, what is her life story?  How many lovers does she have (she seems a bit clandestine..)? or maybe she is a spy!  She might be part of the ruling class...or maybe she is a clairvoyant!  She needs a series of books that will eventually become a batch of movies that will make the normal folk squeal Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014 02:11:22 AM »

She is so beautiful.  I love her and her wardrobe is simply stunning.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014 06:48:52 AM »

She is just amazing.  I really like the blend from head to body.  The sculpture of the head is wonderfully subtle though stylized.  Very cute little tapir mouth.  Her dress is fabulous.  Can't say enough good things about this piece!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014 06:59:58 AM »

Fantastic - and I especially love the hooded cape - and all the little accessories - just too cool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014 07:04:48 AM »

Awwww, thank you everyone! I had a lot of fun making this piece.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014 07:55:46 AM »

Amazing!
I've never seen anything like it.
I love everthing about it, but especially its head.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2014 08:52:43 AM »

So fabulous! All the elements are amazing of course, but I just love her little paws. :3
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2014 08:57:21 AM »

Amazing, really nice.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2014 01:56:58 PM »

This is just so gorgeous a Tapir Art Doll!!  "artsycandice" you ROCK!!   Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014 04:22:00 PM »

Oh, she is fantabulous!!!!  I love everything about her!  I wish she was mine. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014 10:26:04 AM »

Simply amazing. I love all the clothes. That is one well dressed Tapir! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014 07:52:30 PM »

Wow. This is just... wow.  I'm gobsmacked.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2014 08:24:01 PM »

Simply amazing. I love all the clothes. That is one well dressed Tapir! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

Wow! Thank you!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014 06:01:30 AM »

Of course I LOVE this doll. I have a hard time not just carrying her everywhere. I just carry her everywhere in my house. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2014 08:36:53 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2014 09:58:56 AM »

Wow, she is fabulous!!  Congrats on being featured!
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2014 11:15:29 PM »

Of course I LOVE this doll. I have a hard time not just carrying her everywhere. I just carry her everywhere in my house. Smiley

Haha! I would have the same problem!

I just pinned this baby to my art doll board!  Maybe next you'll do an Okapi art doll.  I don't know why, but I've always related those two animals in my head.
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Of course I LOVE this doll. I have a hard time not just carrying her everywhere. I just carry her everywhere in my house. Smiley
Maybe next you'll do an Okapi art doll.  I don't know why, but I've always related those two animals in my head.

Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE okapi!! I saw one at a zoo in Texas nearly fifteen years ago and they left an impression on me. I would love to make one some day! Maybe next round... Wink
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2014 10:39:06 AM »

Does the super sculpy harden? Do you have to bake it? Or spray it with something?  My brain cannot comprehend how you did this
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2014 10:54:17 AM »

Does the super sculpy harden? Do you have to bake it? Or spray it with something?  My brain cannot comprehend how you did this

You bake it. I sculpted the head over a ball (roughly) of aluminum foil and baked it that way. I removed the foil once the head had cooled and glued it to the top of the neck and then stitched it down.
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2014 10:42:45 AM »

We have okapi at the OKC, OK zoo.  They are a favorite of both myself, and at one time, my boys.  They used to be able to come to the fence, and you could touch them.  The zoo remedied that situation real quick, by building another fence around the previous fence. Okapi are actually related to giraffes, and were only discovered like 50yrs? ago I believe.  They are shy creatures that live deep in the rain forest, and have oily coats to protect against the rain.  We also have a tapir at the OKC, OK zoo.  There was an unfortunate incident between a zoo keeper and said tapir. 
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