Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Drawing with clay

I've been doing some face "masks" in polymer to use for making molds, which I will then use, hopefully, in dolls or other projects where I just need a face for embellishment. Don't these look spooky with their blank eyes glaring at you!!!
This is a very quick and easy way to practice sculpting faces, akin to drawing on paper in my opinion. I start with a flat oval of cardboard and create the face on that. They go very quickly unless I get hung up on trying to get the eyes right! Then when the mold is made and I pull a face from that, I can add the back of the head if it's to be used for a doll, or simply adhere it to whatever base I'm using for my project.
This is a journal cover I did in an online class with Jean Bernard, using just a face "mask" for embellishment. The base and the vines and berries are all Apoxie Sculpt, but the face is polymer.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Another egg

This is the egg I started in the workshop with friend Jeff a couple of weeks ago. I realized after I got it home that the silk print and lovely beads and trim were placed too low for a hanging egg. So after some fretting and mulling over various ideas I suddenly decided Apoxie was the obvious solution. I THINK it's finished now! This new (to me) craft/art is so much fun, and thanks to Jeff I have more goose eggs to play with, plus an emu egg, and a teemy little egg to make a pendant! But those will have to be sandwiched in amidst the dollmaking, sculpting, crazy quilting, and journaling! Life is good!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Egg Art!

I just had a lovely visit from my friend, Jeff K. (aka Grasshoppa/aka The Egg Man) from New York. He came down for a workshop at Eggcetera, Alice's shop in Easton, and came up to my studio to work on eggs and other crafty things with me while he was here! He brought me this amazingly beautiful emu egg which opens up to become a "trinket" box lined in velvety fabric. Gorgeous!!!
It also contained a beautiful lapel pin made from a piece of eggshell. I didn't get a photo of it yet because I was wearing it when we took these shots. He also brought me several other eggs to work on myself, emu eggs, goose eggs and a tiny little egg to make a pendant with. So much generosity in one young man! My creative muse is going to get a real workout in the next months with all I want to do now. I have some paper dolls to embellish that my friend Linda has designed, and a couple of round robin dolls to complete and send out, and now the eggs to play with! Life is good!!