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« on: July 06, 2014 02:30:31 PM »

What seems like a million years ago at this point, BirdBones and I hosted a Mutation swap.  if you want to see our Science Fair results, look here..
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430821.0#axzz2qVHCuw8Q

We had a little hiccup and needed an Angel for Acadian Driftwood.  Though I felt a bit greedy, since I hosted it, I just was too inspired by her list, so I Angeled for her.  The results are Captain Pepper Pusstapus




He is a result of 16 things from her wish list...
1. Cats--The head


2. Glitter--Lots of the skin, antlers


3.  Tentacles--I used doll legs and arms for the tentacles


4. Rainbow--Rainbow Pirates sword


5.  Mermaids--well...octomermaid Grin
6.  Wings--Bat wings
7.  Action figures--The base was an action figure.  One arm and three legs are movable.  The head can be gently turned from side to side to pose easier.
This is the base of the action figure (thanks craftylittlemonkey Grin.)  I also used random doll arms for the other "legs"
8.  David Attenborough--This was a hard one.  The parrot is the result.  This Australian parrot is not your normal parrot.  This is a female Eclectus Parrot.  It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colors of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage.  In fact, it was thought to be two different species until recently.  I hope that sounded a bit like David Grin

9.  Picard--The flute is a reproduction of the Ressikan flute from the Inner Light episode where he lives a life time in 25 min. and one of my favo epis.

10.  Janeway--Turns out Captain Janeway played Tennis in high school...thus the tennis racket
The racket shows up int the side photo.  I just happen to have a tiny one in my collection (thanks to CLM again...she is such a treasure!@
11.  Piratres--Tri-corner hat, parrot, sword
 The hat is felt, deco cord, and 1/2 of a Kinderegg.
12. Tattoos--skull, star, Pokemon, and claws/paws

13.  Pokemon--Poliwrath tattoo
14.  Antlers--Glittery antlers Grin
16.  Glow in the dark--Lots of the skin, sword case (the strap is faux leather BTW), skull tattoo, tentacles, and bat wings.

I learned so much from this project.  In fact, it was the project that made me understand I'm actually a mad scientist and not an artist at all.  I was experimenting like a ...well..made scientist!  I bought the cat head, just because it was too perfect.  But the rest was from my stash.  The appendages were applied with a glue gun and then covered over with CeluClay.  Then, once dry, I used a household problem primer.  I think I used 3 layers, just to make sure it all held together.  I used the primer on anything I had to paint.    Then I used several coats of Martha Stewart acrylics to get a depth of color in the tentacle part.  The suckers are glow paint and then dimensional glow paint to make the suckers pop a bit more.  The sword is a plastic knife I bought at a Halloween discount sale.  the sword sheath is glow in the dark Duct tape...LOVE that stuff Grin.  Picard's flute is a chop stick covered in a heavy paper glaze.  The Tattoos are all rub ons I've collected around the years.  OOH!  And the name Pepper comes from the TY tag I just could not bring myself to cut off.

I do think this figure was a turning point in my creative life.  While I love him terribly, it was not hard to send off, as it was so very much made for Acadian Driftwood.  AND, to all the other Mad Scientists out there, look for another Mutation Swap sometime before the end of this year Grin

Thanks for looking Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014 02:37:56 PM »

This is so far beyond awesome it becomes a Singularity and turns the entire world into Awesome Land!   Shocked

I especially like the glittery multi-hued appendagentacles!  And the parrot!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014 02:40:07 PM »

I'm always worried folks will be disturbed by the things that leak from my brain, so YEAH!  and Thanks Ludi Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014 03:39:02 PM »

This is beyond weird. Totally awesome! And I thought I was weird for buying a box of doll arms. I have so much more to learn...the journey just got more interesting.

Thanks for all the comments on the bits and pieces. I am in awe of your amazingly strange brain. Must have been quite an experience.

Absolutely love it and would never, ever, want one in my house!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014 03:57:54 PM »

Still one of my favorite things I've ever received in a swap! Very cool to know all of the layers you used.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014 04:41:59 PM »

Oh cmarion3 Grin.  You will join us soon in our adventures in splicing...I am sure Grin

And that makes me feel yummy AD.  He was so much fun to make and I'm so happy he lives in a wonderful home now Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014 05:02:26 PM »

Well, you don't see that every day. suereal, I believe you have topped even yourself with this creation.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014 05:16:21 PM »

*bows deeply* Thanks Racky.  I do feel he transformed me in more then a few ways..though I think I transformed him more  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014 12:08:54 AM »

You are the funniest, friendliest, weirdest scientist I know! I love how you experiment and encourage others to do the same!

It is a weird, creepy thing but in a good way.  Grin

I became a fan of glow in the dark since I met you! Every night my robin keeps looking at me from the side table next to my bed, haha!  Smiley

Keep it up, sue!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014 07:57:26 AM »

Awesome. Have to hit this rocks now.
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