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« on: September 09, 2017 09:23:44 AM »


Here's a little paper clay cat bat I made for KarenLouiseM in the Vintage Halloween swap. I don't often work with clay, so each time I try, it's a real adventure.

He stands about 6" tall, and is dressed to go trick or treating. To help him stand, I bent a wire hanger into a U shape, turned it upside down, and built his body onto the wire with the two ends of the U becoming his legs.


The open polka dots on his costume were the result of a happy accident. When I first painted them, I wasn't happy with the color, so I attempted to wipe them off. They had already partially dried, so I was left with a little ring of color that I happened to like. I did the rest of the dots in that same way: putting dots in a small area, and then wiping out the centers. Once he was all painted, I used some ink to dirty him up, and then painted him with glaze to make him shiny.


KarenLouiseM said she liked a bit of humor, so oops! cat bat has lost a button and his little rear end is exposed.  Shocked


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017 09:33:31 AM »

I love him so much!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017 10:57:06 AM »

I've admired your creations for years - this one doesn't disappoint either. I looove the butt flap and the happy accident dots are the best as well (I've noticed accidents, more often than not, can really give items a new, improved direction and much more character). Love the kitty!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017 11:11:45 AM »

So cute!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017 11:31:44 AM »

WOW! That is amazing! So stinking cute.
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adorable, vintage, funny,  lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017 04:36:49 PM »

He is so wonderful.  Love the expression and the pants.

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017 08:11:43 PM »

I am in love with this little guy!  The details are perfection!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017 10:36:10 AM »

Aw! Just lookit that smile! Love the little trapdoor in the back of the pants!
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The bum! Aaaahhhh!!!!!
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