Kittenloaf (Sitting Cat) #002

Behold the kittenloaf!

None can resist the silent I-saw-you-look-over-here-now-you-must-get-up-and-pet-me meow and this magnet has got that in spades.

Whether napping on the kitchen fridge or soaking in a sunbeam at the office this little magnet will remind you that no matter how bad a day you’re having, that there are more important things in life.

Like petting cats.

…Or possibly feeding cats.

…But only the right kind of gushy food, because otherwise there will be Sniffs of Disapproval and then Royal Sulking.

This striking red-brown tabby with white markings was painted in acrylics. Most of the pinks are just a mixture of the red and white– there’s a lot you can do with just two colors! She was finished with a semi-gloss sealer and you can see in the photos that she’s got a bit of a shine.

The original cat (aka kittenloaf) was sculpted by me and then used to create a silicone mold. I then cast her using a Plaster of Paris and wood glue mixture, with additional layers of wood glue used to help harden the plaster before painting.

Still, this gal is Art and not Toy, so it will still be heading for the morgue if she hits the floor. Unlike her smaller magnet cousins, this cat has too much mass to bounce gracefully, but due to the simplicity if the design it might survive if it hits carpet. I haven’t been brave enough to do drop tests, but I suppose I should get around to that.

This little cat is roughly 3.25 by 2 inches (see photo) with three round magnets to give her a little extra holding power and is ready to bring a little feline charm to your kitchen or office!

Medium: Gesso, Apple Barrel Acrylics (21467 Tuscan Red, 20503 White, and 20504 Black), and Craftsmart (Coral).

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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