Here's Emily~ I think she's going to be my favorite piece so far.
Her hair was so fun to do and I think it makes the whole piece come together. She stands 13 inches tall and is 7 inches wide. She was created using a combination of Paper Clay for her body and arms. And Polymer Clay for the rest of her. This combination allows me to create a much larger piece, that is lighweight and easier to ship. Not to mention less expensive, which always helps. Her wings are made with rusty metal. Her necklace, halo and banner are all made with rusty wire and accented with rusty bells. The whole piece has been hand painted using acrylic paint, antiqued and then sealed with a matte sealer, and lastly sealed again with a gel sealer that gives the piece a matte finish.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Live, Love, Laugh Angel Trio. This is quite a large piece made with Mixed Media. The bodies of the Angels are Paper Clay, (which I am growing more fond of every day), while the heads, arms and feet are Polymer Clay. It measures 15 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Each Angel carries a banner made using rusty wire. And each banner has a small trinket attached to it. The Angels each wear a necklace of rusty wire and rusty bells, as well as halos using the same materials. The whole piece has been antiqued and sealed and will come signed and dated.
Posted by Kim Owens at 9:28 AM
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is Mortin Mooselstein. He's my first attempt at using mixed media. His body is made with Paper Clay. I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like it or not because I like instant gratification, and you have to wait (patiently) for the Paper Clay to dry. And then I wasn't sure if I would be able to add the detail that I love so much. But as you can see, I was! And it painted up beautifully with acrylic paint. The result being that I was able to make a much larger piece than I would normally get to make because the Paper Clay is oh so light! The rest of Mortin is of course Polymer Clay, (I'm not going to go crazy with paper, at least not yet...).
Posted by Kim Owens at 9:12 AM