Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday WIP Update

Here is an update on the WIPS for Halloween and Vine and STJ. Faces have been built, boots have been added, arms and legs have been "grown" and I have suddenly realized I was really into the pumpkin heads this session. I have big heads, medium sized heads and little heads, and almost all of them are pumpkins! (Nana Lori, have you been in my head influencing the pumpkin creations? Lots of cobwebs in there so don't get lost!!) Anyway, I did build two witches, one of which still needs her arms, and I have skelly figures and vampires in the sketchbooks to get done.

I made one more squash figure as well with a big forehead and a stem hat.

I also finished the new coat on the paper mache bowl. The bowl is now drying, and I have about three cups of paper mache clay left over to work with so I better get back to work on the new skelly heads. La Te Dah Te Dah....squishy stuff!!

Have a great weekend!!! (I'll be in the clay again, but might have to break out some paints for a change of pace for a few hours!!)

Laurie

10 comments:

By Way of Salem said...

I've always loved seeing your creations en masse! They're so amazing and then poof! they come to life with color. Are the bases made of solid papier mache as well at the same time or done after. I'm always amazed how they stand up! Great work.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Hi Jeannine! I have done my bases several ways. I recently got a drill press and yes you can make them out of paper mache in advance. Let them dry and then set your stop to the depth you want to drill using the drill bit the size of the dowel or wire and then glue them in place. Easy peasy!! Hope that helps!!

Brandi McKenna said...

You keep such a CLEAN neat and orderly workspace! I am amazed! Pieces look beautiful together at this stage...really nice to see.

Halloween Fanatic said...

When you WIP it, you WIP it good Laurie, keep up the great work...
You know I will be looking for the one that speaks to me...I beginning to wonder if they are all speaking to me and I just cannot take them all home!! Maybe those are the voices??

Lisa said...

I really like the WIPS at this stage, just a beautiful as when they are complete. Good bones. But I have always loved white on white!

Phillane E'lee said...

Hi Laurie,
You got a groove on girl. They are all amazing as always. Makes me wanna shop!
Can I ask ya how you keep your p. clay wet for so long? do you keep it in tupperware? I haven't any success with this.
Hugs,Pea

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello busy lady!

Have a great week. :-))

Chris

Codys Keepsakes said...

I love seeing the WIPS...your a busy girl. Can't wait to see you work your magic on them.
Kathren

By Way of Salem said...

Thanks Laurie! I love your helpful hints :) What kind of armiture is under the papier mache base? I've heard some people put lead weights in there. I haven't tried that method yet. I mostly have been using wood but it'd be nice to vary it a bit so they could be smaller yet hold the tall piece without it falling over. Always a concern!

Chicken Lips said...

My gosh Laurie!!!! How large of a storage room do you have for all this work you've been completing?! I SO wish I could get out to Halloween and Vine to see all these in person :(