14 November 2014

OddPunks!

I have recently learned how to cast resin, taught by the multi-talented Kathy Davis...

First, I sculpt an original character in polymer clay...


...then pour a mold over the original.


When the mold rubber has set, the original sculpt comes out, and liquid resin is poured in. When the resin sets, the piece is demolded and detailed with paint and eyes, then I construct a doll.



I'm currently making OddPunks and DragonPunks.


'Punks have resin heads and feet, and the pieces are assembled on a soft body covered with faux fur, standing between 4 and 6 inches tall. I'm pretty sure they don't bite, but I'm not making any promises...


My cast resin figures are handmade, but are NOT one-of-a-kind.


The 'Punks are going up in my Etsy shop...and I'll have a couple new dolls in there, too...stay tuned!!

13 November 2014

Oddfae in 'CAFE

The new issue of PolymerCAFE has just hit the stands, featuring an "Elf for the Shelf" instructional, written by me!


That's actually the pic I took, so that's my REAL bookshelf...y'all can see what strange tomes I peruse.

Elfie is sculpted with FIMO Professional Doll Clay, my first time working with it, and it's quite a nice clay — give it a go!

There's an article by the lovely Marie Segal as well...grab a copy today!

12 November 2014

When Good Toons Go Bad

Another groovy show from Van Eaton Galleries!! Opening reception Saturday nite, November 15, 6pm...hope to see you there!


In case you can't make it, here's a look at the awesome artwork — Bad Toons...and the cartoon featuring my villain, Count Bloodcount, Transylvania 6-5000.



Schtuff

Just finished DesignerCon, the last convention for the year...working on commissions, some new designs, and a little beadwork, believe it or don't!

These guys are among the new work, and have cast resin faces and feet.



Someone suggested they look like circus punks, those strange dolls one throws baseballs at when playing games at a carnival, so I think these may be OddPunks...

Look for them in my Etsy shop soon.