Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Experiments!! Muhahaha

Well here we take you into my secret Laboratory, with bottles of mysterious substances and objects of unknown origins. This is where I conduct my eeevil experiments! Muhahaha

Haha, not really well.. it's just my living room, and a bottle of matte varnish and a wadded up primed tape ball.. It just sounds more intriguing when it's all secretive and evilish.. hehe ..

So! I've tested out my deco podge & tissue paper on my faux model and it works great and looks good. I also tested out, pre striping some black tissue paper to deco podge on jacks suit and it turned out great too!! Woot! no sitting cross eyed trying to delicately paint pin stripes! Also Experimented with dyeing the white paper with markers, to make the right colors for Sally's dress! I think it's all gonna work out splendid! No road bumps thus far!

(Sorry for the mess.. But thus is a glimpse into my workshop.. er living room.. just as long as it's all cleaned up by the time my husband gets home right?)

Also a glimpse into my next project, that I hope to finish and ship off next week. Primed and ready to go!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Halloween Wedding

This is what I'm working on this week, A Jack and Sally wedding cake topper for a Halloween wedding for some friends of ours. As you can see I've got a bit done, but still quite a bit to go. I'm still up in the air on how I'm going to finish..

So far, I have made all the armatures, using, newspaper & a light wooden base (in the curly hill), wood, foil and tape in all.

I plan on using super sculpy to finish off the 2 figures of Jack and Sally, but I'm going to try to do it in great moderation. Jack is so thin that I think he's already thin enough in the arms and legs.. But his head and suit tails/details are a must. . Same with sally, I'm going to try to flesh her out mostly with the armature..

Then.. we'll see.. I've not used tape before in armatures, so I don't know how well it is to work with. I know I will have to spray it down with a primer regardless, and I have some heavy duty stuff already to work with.. Then I'm going to do a few tests pieces and see if it wouldn't be easier to do a modge podge with Tissue paper and varnish, instead of painting.. Not that I'm against painting it.. I just think it might add an interesting texture.. and also.. If I can pre-paint jacks pin-stripes before applying them then that would save me a ton of time and energy.

So lots of fun new things going on with this project, I love thinking outside of the box, and here's hoping it turns out great and my friends love it too!