Saturday, 24 March 2012

Happy Birthday Elise!

A very special present for a very special lady:
Elise, Happy Birthday <3
First, the base is made, then all the pieces of the figure separately, so as to keep them as clean as possible... 
Then the figure is pieced together. Pupils I leave for last because these finer details can get squashed as I'm pressing the parts together.

Finito and watch out!
As usual, you can find my creations in the dark... :}

Friday, 2 March 2012

La Mia Masquera...

...just about wraps up my Italiano.


Last Halloween I was battling a cold and didn't finish my mask on time, at least, not to a degree I was pleased with. I painted over it again to somewhat smooth over the texture of the plaster bandages and added some more spikes with air-drying fimo clay. Then another layer of gesso, pthalo green paint over, and finished it off with a layer of spray-on lacquer. The 'tattoos' were a final touch in permanent marker.

Then, with a lot of string, and two feather boas, I had to carefully sew on the ruff. It may still need a bit of padding on the back of the head to sit properly, but I think that can be taken care of by tying up my hair. I just need to find an alternative for the tail. I made a latex version which turned out a bit too hard, and the paint came off, which is sub-optimal... Gotta see when I can continue...