Tonight I worked on the rabbit-like guy's shoes. I needed to make the underneaths solid and done -- I can fix up the tops and sides later. I probably should have waited until after I had his legs/haunches area done (because it will be drippy and messy) but I can also cover the shoes up with a plastic bag when it comes to that time. I just "needed" to do these shoes tonight.
|I started by tracing the shape of the shoe form onto the oatmeal box cardboard to fit onto the bottom of the shoe.|
|I stuffed the inside of the shoe form with Scott rags...|
|...and then used masking tape to secure the whole thing.|
|I made strips of the cardboard for the sides of the shoes by tracing the big ruler...it was just the right width. Each shoe gets two strips of cardboard taped together.|
|Taping the shoe into place to see how it might look.|
|No time for photos during the plaster cloth covering of the shoe form and strap.|
|Holding the strap in place around the leg to get the basic shape...|
|...and then quickly (and with one hand) filling in the tiny gap between the front of the shoe and the strap and holding it in place for a minute or to while the plaster cloth did the initial set up.|
|Cool -- looks like it will work!|
|One down...one to go...time for a break.|
|Yep -- I like the look of this so far.|
And then it was time for a break...feed the cats, make my dinner.
And then it was the second shoe -- the process seemed to go much more quickly this time.
|The building of the second shoe seemed to go more quickly...I am sure I did a few steps differently, but the outcome is basically the same.|
|Not too bad for a first try!|
|It looks like he wants "up".|
|Great...now they both want "up".|
And I want to say Thank You one more time to Lynn Krawczyk for giving me the shoe forms! Be sure to click the link to find out more about Lynn!