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Wordiest post I ever did probably

Well I haven’t been here as much as I would have liked in the past month. Good reason though – I had two car accidents within a week & a half of each other. Picture of the first one :

Don’t have a picture of the second.

First time guy in front of me stopped very suddenly & CRASH! Second time guy behind me CRASH!ed into me. Karma? I’m only telling you this because while I have been dealing with the crap that comes from two accidents in two weeks I was tagged by two of my favorite girls – Christine & Laetitia – to show my tools. It has taken me a while to get to it but here they are – they aren’t pretty but they work for me:

Real sophisticated, huh? But I’m a simple girl.

I think I am supposed to tag 5 other people but since I am late to the game & most people have already played I will just send out a general call to anybody who reads this to show your tools or  your process.


spooky work in progress pic – christmas tree toppers

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I let them put their faces on as early as possible cause I don’t know what they want to wear until I know what they look like

I’ve been getting a lot of emails about process & armatures. I am seriously thinking of starting to write a post every now & then because if people are interested I want to help. I use wire as an armature – different gauges for different body parts. These ones have cones for the bottom half because they are tree toppers. Then I sculpt them out of my pulp/clay –
details of making clay/pulp here
.Anyway if you click on the photo to enlarge you can see the difference in texture between their faces -already sanded & painted with a first coat – & their bodies – left unsanded as they will be gessoed & covered with the paper that will be their clothes. Also you can see the beginnings of their hands which are a PAIN to make