Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by Kat on May 08, 2017
Hi all!

I'm working on a puppet version of this character:
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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!
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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!
Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by TygerMin on May 08, 2017
Haven't done it, but maybe get a scrap of faux fur and shave it down close to the backing? 
Re: Posted by CraftmamaNL on May 09, 2017
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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Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by Shawn on May 09, 2017
I think for this one since he is a cartoon character that the option to use a second fabric would look the best.
Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by Snail on May 09, 2017
Whatever you try do it on scraps first.  Blush works on fabric I wonder if there is black blush for goths.
Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by neal on Aug 01, 2019
iv seen pastels used for detailing and shading
Re: Giving a fleece-covered puppet a 5 o'clock shadow? Posted by Kat on Aug 01, 2019
Hey it's been a long time and I finished the puppet in question (and some other ones)

Here's a photo for anyone interested. I went with the two different shades of fabric option.

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