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Baby Moss-Sloth, Handmade Fantasy Creature by Heiditruth Baby Moss-Sloth, Handmade Fantasy Creature by Heiditruth
NOW TAKING COMMISSIONS!
You can have a baby sloth of your own designed according to your preferences!

www.etsy.com/ca/listing/199598…?

After a lot of passionate hard work, I am so excited to show you my baby Moss-Sloth.
  A fantasy creation inspired by wild Two-Toed Sloths from the rainforests of South America, this cuddly baby Moss-Sloth has big, soft eyes and delicate tendrils of natural moss seeming to grow from long fur on her back. This one of a kind, soft, fully posable creature is designed with quality synthetic fur that has been hand-dyed. The face is sculpted, painted, and fur glued onto it piece by piece for a natural look.

Construction: Synthetic fur, fully posable wire armeture, soft plolyester filling, epoxy clay face and claws, hand-painted eyes and details in acrylics, natural sphagnum moss tendrils.

I am happy to share technique with other artists, and will do my best to answer any questions :)
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Baby Moss-Sloth, Handmade Fantasy Creature by Heiditruth

The suggester said: "This little moss-sloth is super adorable and looks so real! I love how the artist integrated moss into the fur to give it an even more realistic look." ( Suggested by pyro-helfier and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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stowoda Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
They look so real...
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moondancer3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a real! :)
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Blaze-5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dang the baby sloth looks so real, that could mean you did a really great job handmaking it! I really love sloths ^^
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AlisGoesRuff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  New member
Ahhh. I need this oh gosh
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DethhKat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
OH.  MY.  GOD.   Your baby Moss-Sloth is beyond precious!!!!  Thank you for sharing her with us!    Stunning!!!!  I just want to hug her! 
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Heiditruth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thank you! haha I know she is so huggable
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DethhKat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
:D <3!!
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Game1Over Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member
Hi, I was wondering if you had any tips on how I could do this?
I wanted to know what type of clay you used and gloss. Anything would be really helpful because I really want to make something like this.
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Heiditruth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Hey there! I have good news, I am currently working on a how-its-made with full photos set and materials. If you add me to your watch list, you will see it come up within a week or so.

To answer your question now, I use mainly epoxy clay for the face sculpting and polymer clay for fine details like claws. Epoxy is easier to buy in bulk online and is a bit cheaper than polymer, so it's more suited for larger peices like heads that need to be painted after; and it turns into a very durable hard plastic-like substance. For the gloss on the eyes, I simply use a good quality clear high gloss that I got at my local art store.

Stay posted for the full tutorial :)
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Game1Over Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member
Thanks for getting back to me. Are you doing another sloth?
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