I went a little bigger this time. Although it's still pretty small at less than 3 inches square. The cat is sort of Laurel Burch-esque. I added a ribbon to the top and have it hanging on my inspiration board. I really like the Paperclay. It's fun and easy to work with. Although, I'm not very patient in having to wait until the next day for it to dry before I can paint it. I took the photo before I added the varnish. The varnish gives it shine and brings more depth to the colors.
I was super tired this afternoon when I started this card. I used a prepped background and just drew out a face. I was wanting to do something quick and easy. Well, you know how that goes... Yep, I spent a lot of time on her but you know what?! I walked away energized. It was the medicine I needed.
The June project for Mindy Lacefield's True Free Spirit class is all about making pendants and wall hangings using Paperclay. I had never used it before. It's an air drying clay. I wanted to make something small to get my feet wet since I'm not a sculptor. Ha!
Here is the bird before and after painting. I need to add a gloss sealant to it and then it will be completely done. I didn't want to take a photo with the finish on it because I didn't think the shine would photograph well.
I'm looking forward to playing with the Paperclay more. I will tackle the June project now that I have a feel for it.
I started with a card that had a few leftover stamps that I had used for something else. I used the card to clean the stamp. I'm liking the large eyes lately and will probably continue with them until I get bored or want to experiment with something else. It's so weird to me how a name just pops up. I feel as if they have a story to tell, if that doesn't sound too hokey.
I started from a blank card this time and tried to go for a more painterly look. However, I ended up smoothing out the brushstrokes in her face. At first the name Becca came to mind but she seems more formal, so I changed it to Rebecca.