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« on: April 27, 2014 12:46:36 PM »

Once again, I manage to make a hard to categorize thingy...hope it fits here Grin

My partner in the recent Art Doll 3 swap was fun to craft for.  She likes creepy, so I tried my hardest to make it as creepy as possible...but it ended up cuter then I intended Grin

 

I started with a plastic box that once held disposable face cloths.  You can sort of see my hand for size comparison.  I took a chunk of styrofoam and hot glued it to the lid, to give the head more dimension but keep the weight and drying time down.  Then I made it's teeth from glow FIMO (so love that stuff Grin).  After I cooked them, I hot glued them in place.  I used Celuclay to cover the head and body.  While the clay was still wet, I decided where to put all the eyes.  I think I used a larger variety of eyes then I have have before...I counted, but can't remember how many Grin.  Here's a process shot..


As you can see, the paper clay started to pull away from the plastic box...which scared me.  That stuff sticks to everything else like the molecules are binding together!  But the hot glue seemed to work and the paper clay stuck to the styrofoam, so between that and the eleventyseven coats of paint, I think it will all stay together....

The feet are made from pipe cleaners, shell beads, glow pony beads and ironed bubble wrap.  I threaded the shells on to the Pipe cleaners, then slipped the pony bead on to give more dimension.  Then it was just a mater of sandwiching the bubble wrap around the pipe cleaner and ironing down.  I trimmed it to shape after that.

It didn't photograph well...it is translucent and one can see the pipe cleaner "bones" easily.


Then I just added layers and layers of paint.  The base coat was a pearly white, then some silver and the rest was all my glow paints.  I did use some dimensional paints to look like his gums were irritated.  I put 2 coats on a day most days, and I worked on it for about a week and 1/2.  I sealed it all with Ultra Thick, so it's nice and slick and glistens. 


And look!  I even managed to not glue it's mouth shut with all that paint!  So he can be used as a treasure box.  I used glow in the dark duct tape to reinforce the plastic hinge.

And this time I remembered to take a few glow pics, and boy does this thing glow Grin

It was slightly disappointing as it seems the Ultra Thick may have blocked some of the glow paints, but it still glows enough to make me happy.  And the duct tape is what is glowing the most.  That is the back middle part and the high glow stripes. 

Thanks for looking Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014 01:04:47 PM »

I am not familiar with your work so this might be cute, I've no basis for comparison. But it is certainly creepy in my eyes! I love the glowing teeth. Thank you for sharing your process here too. You might be on to something. I definitely had to give this creation a "this rocks" hit. Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014 01:28:22 PM »

Those teeth!  Those feet!   Cheesy  And he can be used as a trinket box! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014 04:06:06 PM »

I think he came out pretty darn creepy!  I wouldn't want to run into him in the middle of the night!  Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014 05:21:06 PM »

Loving this crazy project. Just rocked you! Very creepy. In a happy sort of monster way.

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014 05:37:04 PM »

Sue, this SCREAMED you from the thumbnail. LOVE it!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014 07:00:37 PM »

*Huge grin*  Thanks everyone....I do love it when y'all can tell I made it from the thumb Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014 12:51:18 AM »

I think you definitely succeeded in the creepy department- and the effect is hightened by the paperclaystuff drawing back from the plastic! Up close it sure looks creepy with all the teeth- what a fun creation!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014 06:58:01 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked WOW super cool great job
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014 02:11:09 PM »

Thanks BBB Grin  Your words are always Scooby Snacks to me Grin

Thanks anything crafty Grin
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