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Topic: Hideous Freak Baby Into CUTE Franken Kitty: It's ALIVE!!!  (Read 10231 times)
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« on: October 07, 2012 05:43:13 AM »

Here is a picture of the finished piece: an adorable Franken Kitty:



And HERE is the Hideous Freak Baby ($2.99 from Goodwill) from which the Kitty was born:



Shield your eyes! It's HIDEOUS!!!



HOW I DID IT:

1) I started with the Freak Baby by breaking off its lower legs and entire arms:



2) From there, I covered it with foil and began covering it with rolled out sheets of white polymer clay (I use Sculpey), and shaping the clay with hands and tools to create the body:



3) After baking (I baked between almost each step), I added a wire and foil armature to create arms:



4) Then, I sculpted the arms and head and face, adding head pins as whiskers:



5) I began painting with acrylics. It was okay--but the stomach was too pink (made me think of babyish stuffed toys), so i went through several layers after this of different tones until i was right):



6) Finally, after much painting and detail work, I arrived at this:



7) I knew the eyes needed to be JUST RIGHT--so i created button eyes with polymer clay (even the "thread" is magenta clay):



Cool And here he is! The Franken Kitty:





Thanks for looking! Comment with any questions, and please vote for me! Or the kitty gets it... Wink
This kitty is my creation...it's...ALIVE!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012 06:51:55 AM »

Alright, that's awesome!  Grin But Lord Almighty, I think I would have been afraid to bring the "before" version home with me! Damn, that thing was ugly! It actually reminds me of the USPS clown commercial (and I'm not even afraid of clowns!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXdSH2Co78Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012 06:58:22 AM »

That is too funny--I had never seen that commercial, but u are right!!! and thanks for the feedback--i walked into goodwill to find something for the challenge, saw the freak baby by the door, and KNEW it was meant to be Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012 09:56:11 AM »

That baby was *freaky*!!!    Tongue  Way to make something awesome out of something hideous!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012 11:49:03 AM »

I am amazed at how you took off the arms and legs! very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012 02:18:48 PM »

Aw... he's the sweetest un-dead kitty ever!
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012 03:12:57 PM »

I am amazed at how you took off the arms and legs! very cool!

Yes, this was a very pivotal moment--i knew that if i hit the baby wrong, and the break was not even, i would accidentally destroy it, and have to find a new item to transform...that's why i used the PVC cutter shown in pic (red handle, next to the hammer) to create precision: set the PVC blade into the joint, then tapped the back of the PVC cutter with the hammer, for a more controlled break Smiley the baby was plaster, not ceramic, so this was not *too* hard!
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012 06:40:07 PM »

Wow! I totally would never have picked up that baby and tought Kittey. LOL You are seriously talented to make something so diffrent out of that thing, and it is now so cute
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012 03:50:52 AM »

Wow! I totally would never have picked up that baby and tought Kittey. LOL You are seriously talented to make something so diffrent out of that thing, and it is now so cute

awwww...thanks so much for the feedback and kind words. when i first bought it, i did not know what it would become...but after staring at it for a day or two, i DID see the potential kitty inside: the round little belly was the seed of it all!
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012 09:01:08 AM »

I love that his whiskers are nails/pins...what a perfect touch!  He's just awesome!  So CUTE?!
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