Big Mack The Paper Clay Rat

Big Mack the Rat,
The other night I got the urge to make a couple of rats. In the past when I've made a character from paper clay they end up with unmovable parts and that's no fun.

I always wish I can at least move their arms. I managed it this time, with wire and clothing to hide the wire. Now he has poseable arms with poseable fingers! 

For the hands I wrapped the wires with thread. It helps to brush glue on before you wrap to keep the thread in place.

Big Mack has a younger brother named Lil' Jack.
Here they are in the beginning stage. I use paper clay over a foil base. The clay is built up in stages. I didn't start out with poseable arms at first. After this photo I had to change a few things.
See how Lil' Jack turned out here


  1. You handiwork is spectacular!

  2. Your creations are a wonder and delight!

  3. Can't wait to see how you made these guys:)

  4. Un estupendo trabajo. Espero ver como lo haces.

  5. Fantastic work! I love Big Mac. (He's an exception. Usually I fear rats.)
    Hugs, Drora

  6. At first I thought they were needle felted. I love them they are to cute!

  7. WONDERFULL AND AMAZING !!! I'm dreming thanks of you !!!

  8. Sharon I love these rats...oh my gosh!!!
    So so cute.
    I am wondering what the process of yarn flocking is?


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