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I recently found an old pattern for a cat hanging on a hat or coat rack. I thought it would be fun to make a few of them ...
Corrugated cardboard (or wood of your choice...can be plywood, solid pine, etc.)Pine board, 2 3/4 x 11in.Acrylic paints (colors of your choosing.)BandsawPaper for pattern(s)
Following the pictures, draw pattern on a piece of paper. I used a piece 11x11 inches for the body and rack board, for the head, the size is ...
Using the patterns you have made from the previous step, draw the parts on the cardboard you are going to use. If you want a much stronger rack, ...
I use a bandsaw as it is so much faster. You can use a scrool saw, of course, and I think scissors and/or a box cutter could be ...
I paint the parts separately before final assembly. Use the examples in the introduction step, or paint in the colors of your choice.
A short art lesson may be in order...click on each picture and read image notes.
Sample eyes are shown to give you an idea of how the eyes are painted. Practice on paper or cardboard, and after doing a few you will be ...
Using pink first, base coat nose and feet pad. When dry, use burnt sienna in a dilute wash to add a little brown to the pink areas. Using ...
Final assembly is done by gluing with white glue, weighing down with rocks or tiles, and letting set until dry. Overnight is more than sufficient for complete drying.
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