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« on: August 22, 2012 07:07:43 PM »

For the recent Disney Swap, I was crafting for the wonderful Amigurl55. She listed one of her favorite characters as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland As soon as I saw that, I knew what I had to do! I had to do that moment where he's just a floating head with these levitating stripes of his body. I felt crazy at first, because polymer clay is definitely not my area of expertise, & trying to sculpt something hollow? Yea, seriously, I must be crazy. But, I think it turned out really well! Cheesy

I started with a wire & aluminum foil skeleton & head. I forgot to get a pic with measurements, but he's about 6"l x 4"w x 3"h.

The face took me about 4 1/2 hours to sculpt because I had to keep going back over it to get it right.

Then added the "ribbon" of his stripes around the wire. This is the part I am probably least happy with, but I was having trouble getting it smooth without squishing it, so it's a bit lumpy.  Embarrassed

Oh well, though, after he was all baked & gessoed, I painted him with acrylic paints & finished him with a clear coat. Overall, I'm really happy with how he turned out! I'm quite pleased with him, especially the combination of sculpted & painted face. Smiley

I hope you like him! C&C welcome! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012 08:44:37 PM »

This is awesome!!!! That face looks perfect and the body is so cool. I sent the link to my friend, she's obsessed with Cheshire Cat.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012 11:21:21 PM »

So clever the way you used a coil for his stripes.  Most impressive.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012 12:41:00 AM »

This is just absolutely stunning! Well done. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012 09:23:17 AM »

Thank you for the kind words! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012 06:53:14 AM »

WOW, this was such a great idea!!! Love it!

« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012 07:09:51 PM »

he turned out so great. It looks awesome. I would suggest in the future  for lumpy bits that you can't really do much about when the clay is soft,just  try sanding it down after it's baked.  I really like the look of the ribbon affect you  gave his body

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012 12:20:35 PM »

Brilliant!!  Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012 04:18:49 PM »

How cool! Very creative and well executed!

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