Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gourd Sculpture Part 2

The Apoxie Clay is a two part polymer resin clay that air dries rock solid. It's a very heavy clay, but is great for connections, cementing or attaching difficult pieces. After combining Part A with Part B, you have a limited amount of time to work with it as it starts to stiffen and, depending on size, can be hard in five minutes and cement in 20.
I used masking tape to cover the wire and then doll tape to smooth it out.
I covered the arms and head with Paperclay.....what a mess. I'm leaving the face "rough". She looks weathered, but happy (like me).
I covered the small gourd with Delight air dry polymer clay. I'm letting all this dry and will paint the gourd and add the headpiece next. Continued......


Barbara said...

Marlene, you just about became a part of that sculpture with your hands all covered. I love her face rough also, and the way she's holding a vessel nestled into the space created by the gourd's shape. I cannot wait to see the end version. Thanks for the process photos!

Lupe Meter said...

I too can't wait!! Hurry up!