Well, this is him made in mohair, with proper papier mache antlers. I was skeptical about this mohair to start off with - it isn't the shiny, glossy, dark brown material I was hoping for. But it was the nearest thing I had, and actually it has a lovely slightly curly, slightly matted finish. He does look a bit highland-cow-ish on occasion!
With the antlers, I did the final layer of papier mache in brown paper. I'm not sure whether it works or not - they do look a little bit like they've just been wrapped in brown paper (all they need now is a bit of string tied round them), and they've lost a bit of the shape around the edges. But I varnished them once the paper was dry, so they are lovely and glossy.
Anyway, next on the list is a sitting moose.
Wonderful! I love his shape. I think that those antlers are a real out of the box solution and they work perfectly.
Thank you! :-)
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