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Puppet Construction => Puppet Building => Topic started by: Kat on May 08, 2017, 10:50:20 am



Title: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow?
Post by: Kat on May 08, 2017, 10:50:20 am
Hi all!

I'm working on a puppet version of this character:
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CXZuMCTFa7o/maxresdefault.jpg)

I've constructed him out of foam, and the shapes are all coming out pretty well - it's my first time making a complex humanoid puppet!
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/a685c53a104bf359bf58a513cb67b717/tumblr_opk3e3SAnz1uhsdeao1_1280.jpg)

I've never covered a puppet in skin before, but so far it's going well! I'm using blizzard fleece because I couldn't get anything else in a good color :( But I wanted to ask: any suggestions on how to put a good-looking 5 o'clock shadow on this guy? I know I could just buy some gray fleece and make the area around the mouth a different fabric... but if there are any other good-looking methods I'd be willing to try them.

Obviously this is not a realistic puppet, so there's lots of choices.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow?
Post by: TygerMin on May 08, 2017, 11:05:37 am
Haven't done it, but maybe get a scrap of faux fur and shave it down close to the backing? 


Title: Re:
Post by: CraftmamaNL on May 09, 2017, 06:00:18 am
Or you could use what i do when i paint, use a sponge and stipple black of grey paint on it...

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Title: Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow?
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on May 09, 2017, 06:04:44 am
I think for this one since he is a cartoon character that the option to use a second fabric would look the best.


Title: Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow?
Post by: Snail on May 09, 2017, 09:29:56 pm
Whatever you try do it on scraps first.  Blush works on fabric I wonder if there is black blush for goths.