My WIP on this piece has been delayed because I opted to go ahead and have cataract surgery on the right eye. But I did finish the first figure....there will be two more figures marching behind this tiny elf. I think one will be a pumpkin head and one a snowman...it is called "Holiday March". The little elf is sculpted from paper clay and overlayed with one layer of a painted kleenex...a techinque I learned from Jean Bernard. I already had some of the tissue that I had painted and pulled away one layer and put it onto the figure with a wet brush and when it dried I put at least three layers of matt varnish over it. His wings are also finished with the tissue. I also decopauged antique sheet music onto the base.
I want to do a Christmas angel or fairy...here is the start:
Some beautiful wings made by another artist.
Wonderful deep red silk velvet piece I have been hoarding
A wide strip of dyed silk velvet which I have also been holding for something special
And some beautiful silk green ribbon.
And here is a new Halloween piece. That little guy in the front of the base is playing a flute and there will be two smaller pumpkin heads following him playing some type of instruments. All in paper clay and I think I will decoupage the base with some antique sheet music I have been saving.
It has been awhile since I added to the series: Mushroom Forest Holiday People or MFHP.....
Here is #8...a quick picture since I did not have time to set up with the tripod. "Filbert" is a
5" figure sculpted from natural puppen fimo and painted and sealed with acrylics, and he is a Pumpkin Head. He has
a cloth collar around his neck just to give him that extra zing. There is a mate for him in
the works...He stands on a wooden cube covered with paper clay and painted and can
be removed for shipping. If not sold on here, he will be moved to the Queen's Bootique on
the 15th. Filbert sells for $95 including shipping and insurance.
This is a 9" figure sculpted from puppen fimo with arms and legs that can be posed. She has beautiful mohair for hair and is dressed in white gauze. Watch parts have been used for that steampunk look. She sits with the brass rod and tube method on a wooden base that has been antiqued and crackled, The entire piece is 10" high.
She has sold and is going to a wonderful home with other members of her family from the Studio of Bonnie Jones.
The Artist is a 9" figure completely sculpted from an air dry clay over a strong wire armature, painted with acrylics and sealed with a matte varnish. Her eyes are handmade by me and she holds a real paint brush. She sits on the base with the brass rod and tube method so she can be removed for shipping. The child's bust is sculpted from paper clay and sits on a wooden candle stick which can be removed from the base.
The base is wood covered with paper clay and apoxie clay,painted with acrylics and measures 4.5" X 2.5". The entire piece is 10" high.
A new piece is evolving and I think I am excited about her...we will see...I just never know what
these creatures are going to do.. She is an artist and will be putting the final touches on the bust
she has just created. A paint brush will be held in one hand. Still not sure how to costume her...with paper clay or with fabric...or maybe with both........later.
The Raven Queen is a 9" full body sculpt figure of puppen fimo. The entire piece measures 12" in height. I dressed her in black silk gauze and an antique black handkerchief. Her top is mulberry paper painted blue and she has a wired silk ribbon around her waist. She has black mohair for hair with a head dress made of real black feathers decorated with silk flower petals and black German Glass Glitter and matching wings. Her mask is painted on her face. She holds a staff with an amber stone for light with a raven on top. The Queen stands on a handmade mosaic base with the rod and tube method so she can be removed for safe shipping. $195 plus $13 shipping and insurance. Lay-a-way is available.
Working on a new piece.........In my head I know how I want her to look..but, as always, only she
knows how this will turn out...wish I had more control over these figures. I would like for her
to be the Raven Queen with lots of feathers....
After much discussion on Face Book about music on blogs...I pulled my playlist from my other blog and put it on here.......so turn down your volumne if you don't want to hear it......I am keeping it cause I like it. Thanks for visiting...just wanted to warn you while you are here what is going on.
The Snow Angels and the Moon are all sculpted from paper clay over a strong armature. I crackled the moon and the angels have German glass glitter all over them with glass baubles for their halos and wings. The base has lots of mica and glass baubles on it. This piece is sells for $150 including insurance and shipping..
Mr. Pumpkin Head is now finished and will run to STF on the 13th...He is 12" tall and dressed in black antique velvet and hand dyed silk gauze...If interested, e-mail me. He has found a new home and has been sold.
The final stage of finishing Mister Pumpkin Head. Well, he did not want to be dressed the way I had him pictured. I spend a day hand dying silk velvet a beautiful pumpkin color and he said NO WAY, it clashes with my head........soooooooo he is going to have a black velvet jump suit belted with a pumpkin color sash and a black silk ruffle around his neck AND he will have pumpkin color shoes..........
I have drapped fabric on him just to see if this will work and he approves........he has really given me a hard time when it comes to color.
After taking pictures, I see I need to work on his eyes some more....but I think we just about have this piece conquered..............actually I really love this old guy.
Starting on another WIP...yep, a pumpkin head...they seem to invade my brain and will not go away. But, this one is different. I have been making figures around 5",6" and 7" for my Halloween pieces and I decided to make a 12" figure which I have not done in quite awhile. I can see this one dressed in dyed velvet and silk and holding a wonderfully decorative walking cane....we shall see...as you know, they have a mind of their own and I never really know how they are going to turn out. I am sculpting this one out of Creative paper clay over a very strong wire armature made stronger with an application of Apoxie Clay. You can see his head in my convection oven drying. I always use aluminum foil for the head armature instead of styrofoam so I can put it in the oven to dry.
My new piece "Witch Hazel Make-do" is now complete and will arrive on Spooky Time Jingles on the 13th of May. She is sculpted from paper clay with a leather hat and corset. She has glass eyes and beautiful mohair for her hair. The entire piece measures 14". She sells for $135 including insurance and shipping. She has been sold.
Here is my Witch Make-do. The sculpting is pretty much complete and I am now painting. Have to decide how I am going to dress her. Will she be all white or all black.....never bright colors....always monochromatic...I just cannot help it.
Mr. Bird is now complete and has flown off to E-bay. http://tinyurl.com/2bh3f3d
He is only 6" tall, although the entire piece is 9". I sculpted him from paper clay and then painted with acrylics. As with all of my work, he is One of a Kind (OOAK)
Mr. Bird just left for his new home.........I will Miss him.
I am very late in posting the completed Cheshire Cat. He ran over to Spooky Time Jingles and a wonderful collector snapped him up and gave him a fabulous home....but, here is a picture of
him all sanded and painted and looking good. Check back later, I am working on a black and white piece for EHAG......excited about this one...will put some wip pictures up soon.
Just list my Pumpkin Head Candy Container on E-bay as a "Buy it Now". The Auction is over: Poor thing, no body wanted him. Well,
we will just put him to one side and redo him or hold over till Halloween....
I am trying to finish this Kat and his "friends" for STJ by the 10th....not sure I am going to make it. I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee on the 19th and am going to Physical therapy three times a week. Have not had the desire to do much sculpting because of the pain; but,things are looking up. Here is this kat...is he the Cheshire Kat holding Alice and the Rabbit??????