Cat mummies

by brae  

Many moons ago, I bought a cat mummy kit from L Delaney. One thing I didn't realize about the kit was that it contained air dry clay. It was hard as a rock, so I used Sculpey terracotta color polymer clay since I have a lot of it and you paint the mummies anyway. It's also soft and easy to work with.

The paint included was also dry but I was able to reconstitute it with water. I made a swatch of it, so I could mix more of a similar color in the future. The kit comes with a lot of paper to use as mummy wrap, and you use 1/16" wide strips. I could make a lot of mummies, but I started with a pair hoping to get at least one good one.

I ended up with two that complement one another well, don't you think?  :D

Ra and ibis statues by Neil Carter; ceramics by Carberlin Minis.


Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
The cat mummies are awesome!
07/03/22 @ 14:49
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
I think they look great and are so fun!
07/04/22 @ 11:21
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
07/04/22 @ 14:32
Comment from: Gayle Taylor [Visitor]
They look exactly like the pictures I've seen of cat mummies. You did a wonderful job.
07/06/22 @ 16:20
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
I like the way that, in three consecutive posts, you have taken us from a futuristic robot, to an early 20th century doghouse, to cat mummies from millennia in the past- all done superbly.
07/12/22 @ 09:12
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
08/01/22 @ 08:47
Comment from: Jeanne [Visitor]
Oh, those are *wonderful*, Brae! I've been fascinated with Egypt ever since reading "The Lost Queen of Egypt" when I was about ten ....
08/01/22 @ 17:42

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