Well, I have been back at miniatures again…I keep winning those quarter raffles, meaning I have to provide the prize for the next club raffle. I had been wanting to try my hand at flocking miniature animals, and here is the story of my first attempt:
I decided I wanted a calico cat, which meant adding a layer of white gesso. I then painted the eyes and nose with acrylics and sealed the eyes with glossy varnish. I used iridescent paint on the irises to give them a bit more glow.
The last part was gluing on wool roving that I cut into powdery fur. In the end, I maybe preferred the white version and will do the flocking differently next time. I spent a lot of time with needlepoint forceps trying to get the stray black hairs that had gotten in the white areas, white hairs in the black areas, etc. Still, I hope she makes someone happy, and it was a good experiment.