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« on: May 02, 2009 04:57:54 PM »

Here is a teaser pic so it will show on the main page Tongue For size reference, the egg was a tiny one so Griff is tiny too.



It was a cold and rainy Easter morning, not the best weather for egg hunting but I figured I would try my luck anyway. I rushed outside to see if I could catch the East Bunny in the act when lo and behold, I found a stash of goodies under a tree.


Some of the eggs had hatched, leaving behind some bewildered chicks who were curiously approaching a strangely coloured egg. Instead of a bright colour, it was mottled brown and white with blue veins running through it.

I was just about to pick it up and give it a rattle when it started to hatch. I was expecting another chick, maybe even an overly ambitious chocolate egg. I did not expect to be faced with a small brown face hiding behind a wing.



Apparently the East Bunny had been on quite a bender the night before, and after winning a mint from The Stork, he accidently handed out Storks offerings instead of pawning the loot like he intended. So now Griff (until he decides on a name for himself) is staying with me. You will be happy to know that little Griffs wings are getting stronger by the day and he has a hearty appetite. The chicks have taken quite a liking to him so they all sleep together in a big puppy pile.




Seeing the other amazing offerrings on this board I feel kinda bad that I only upcycled one egg. In my defence though, all the rest of my eggs are safely tucked away for next year!

I got to try out crackle medium for the first time which was great fun and use my new sculpting tools. The egg was sanded to give a key for the paint, then painted blue over the primer, crackled medium and then a mottled white and brown. Griff is hand made from polymer clay and painted with acrylics. His wings are felt and fully poseable with wire.

Comments, questions and criticisms always welcome, thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009 05:15:07 PM »

Griff is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009 06:29:39 PM »

OMG so cute, one egg was really all you needed!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009 06:49:55 PM »

WOW - DS#1 would love this!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 06:50:55 PM »

he is absolutely adorable! I like his egg.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009 07:18:21 PM »

awesome! and love the story to go with!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 07:28:03 PM »

Really neat!  He's adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009 08:00:11 PM »

Thank you all so much  Grin

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he is absolutely adorable! I like his egg.
Thanks! I love how the effect turned out too, I am thinking of making some more and sculpting some other beasties. Maybe a dragon and a phoenix.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009 06:22:00 AM »

Very cute and I love the story line.  Nice job on both the egg and "chick"!
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 06:55:57 AM »

What a cute little beastie! I love the expression on his face.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009 07:03:15 AM »

He's such a cutie!

I love that his wings are poseable. Great job on them, by the way. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009 08:07:19 AM »

Thanks guys! The wings were easier than I expected, a few layers of felt and some hot glue did the trick Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009 09:41:15 AM »

freaking awesome!love the poseable wings!
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009 10:21:03 AM »

I would have loved to have found Griff in an Easter egg. He's adorable!
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009 12:03:51 PM »

I LOVE Griff, and the story, do you mind if I use your story and pictures to create a story book for my niece, she'd love it:)
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009 06:18:06 PM »

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I LOVE Griff, and the story, do you mind if I use your story and pictures to create a story book for my niece, she'd love it:)
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I would have loved to have found Griff in an Easter egg. He's adorable!
Lolz, he is much better on the hips than chocolate Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2009 02:04:18 AM »

He is just so adorable!  He can come live with me, maybe?   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009 06:18:37 AM »

I wish the Easter Bunny left baby Griffins in my lawn. Cheesy

He's so cute and his expression is priceless!
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2009 06:22:05 AM »

omg that is sooo cute!  Great idea!
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2009 08:00:00 AM »

Griff is so cute! (Does he have a brother? lol)
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I love the wings! So detailed!
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2009 08:09:16 AM »

Griff is so cute. The crackling came out very well on the egg.
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2009 01:15:42 PM »

Super duper cute!
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2009 03:39:59 PM »

Amazing polymer work! I wish that I could find one of these in my easter egg Wink
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009 04:38:29 PM »

Totally cute! I would have loved one of these as a kid.
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009 05:21:23 PM »

Thanks all!

As yet Griff does not have a brother, although he may end up with a phoenix or dragon friend.

The crackling was a wonderful first try with the medium, lots of fun too.

The sculpting success was due in part to some wonderful new sculpting tools I bought, Montmatre sculpt and paint brushes. tons of funs and they work great for applying masking fluid for paintings too.
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2009 07:53:15 AM »

Griff is the cutest little guy ever!

::snuggles Griff::
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2009 08:08:23 PM »

Griff is adorable and I love the story that goes with it.  The egg goes perfect with him.
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2009 09:30:42 AM »

I'm in love! He is so adorable! I can't wait to see his friends the phoenix and the dragon! How fun!
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2009 04:03:39 PM »

Too cute!!!  Cheesy I really hope you make some friends for him, because you do amazing work and a dragon and/or phoenix would be so cute!!! Wish I had found him on Easter.
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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2009 06:01:38 PM »

Thank you all so much, it's wonderful to have such positive comments on something that took quite a mountain of effort! Cheesy

I am really steering towards a phoenix next.
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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009 06:19:32 PM »

Too cute! I wish I had a little griff in my pocket!
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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2009 07:41:58 PM »

I really like this color combination.
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