Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mask WIP 2

The mask is 80% complete and will be finished today. Here is what was done to it yesterday. Black clay is on it now and I have put gold leaf on a sheet of pearl clay.

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Made long ropes from the gold leafed clay and added rhinestones.

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I made the plaster face from a plastic mask I picked up. I just put it in the oven along with the clay. The photos above are from before I baked it. I propped up the curls on the top with balls of aluminum foil. The wire mesh probably would have held it out straight but I did not want to take any chances.
The finished mask my be seen at the Masquerade Clay Ball.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mask WIP

I have fallen in love with wire mesh armature. It is easily cut and shaped and very easy to work with.

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The beginnings of a mask.

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My hope is that the finished piece will be one of my entries in the Masquerade Clay Ball.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

jester pendant


jester pendant
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

I made this pendant to be given away as a door prize during the Masquerade Clay Ball. The skin tone looks a little darker in the photo than in real life. Does not look like the weather is going to cooperate for good pics for another week.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 2 green dragon WIP

Building up the body and upper legs. The hind legs still need a lot of work.

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In this shot the tin is sitting on my work surface. A 3/4 inch thick sheet of tempered glass.

I will work on her more when I get home this afternoon. I am going to drive down to Alabama to pick up some art supplies for my entries in the Masquerade Clay Ball. I will tell you more about that a little later. It is a project that I am very excited about.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Green Dragon WIP

This is no where near being even half finished. Still lots of muscles to add on the body and upper legs before even starting on the head, feet and tail, etc. But I promised a work in progress photo so here it is.



The Altoids tin is there for a size comparison. She does not have a name yet but will before she is finished. I did not name the last one I made but at the risk of sounding crazy, this one wants a name. This one will also be more detailed and textured.