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Q: Paintable maneki neko beckoning cat?

October 21, 2009 | By Amber | 2 answers | Expired: 1812 days ago

Amber

i'd love to be able to find a plain white, paintable version of the maneki neko "beckoning cat" like you see in Chinese restaurants. one of my cats, Spot, sits and waves and really looks a lot like one of these figurines when he does, and i really want to be able to paint one to look just like him since i can't find one quite right pre-painted. his precise markings are fairly unique and interesting (he's like an orange and white ying-yang). so far i'm striking out online. any crafty cat-lovers out there got any suggestions?

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Sunshne1226
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Oct 24, 2009

This was all I could find for a project that I want to do with students. Maybe this will help you.

www.coloringcastle.com/maneki_neko_coloring_pages.html

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 25, 2009

depending on the type of paint used on one, you can almost always find gold ones at chinese restraunts for sale. I would take a very light finishing sandpaper, maybe a 400 grit, and lightly sand and rough the finish. Doing this will ensure the new paint sticks. Then use a good spray primer and prime it. Once the primer dries do another very light finish sanding and you can paint your kitty however you like. I recommend water base paints like acrylic with a spray on clear coat, or an airbrush paint and clear. If you try it, let me know how it turns out and send me pictures, I would like to see your adorable kitty art.

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