Friday, December 2, 2011

The Puppet by Jennifer Ingle

The Puppet


The Puppet Tells Only the Tales of Others
As she has no tales of her own.
She moves as she is pulled to move.
She speaks as she is spoken for.
She feels only that which she is told to feel.
She tells no tales of her own.
The Puppet
is a hollow soul.


Today I am going to share the tutorial on how to create this piece. Throughout December you will see our team working with our clay, of course, but we are partying along side Viva Las Vegas Stamps so you will be seeing us pull those out for use on our projects this month! Very exciting stuff!

Supplies for this project:
Creative Paperclay®
Body Parts stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps
Glossy black and Glossy red spray paint
black gem stone
knife
wire
frame

Flatten the clay


Begin by flattening out a portion of the clay. You want it no more than 1/4" thick...a bit less is good.

Stamp the images into the clay


Stamp your images into the clay leaving some space around the border of each image.

Use a craft knife to cut gently around each shape in the wet clay


Once you have stamped them all, use a craft knife to cut around the border of each image. It is best to go slowly and use an up and down motion so you don't drag the wet clay and distort the image.

Remove extra clay and allow to cry completely


Carefully remove the extra clay and allow to dry completely. This can take 24-48 hours.

Use a file set to sand the edges


Once the pieces are dry, use a set of files to sand the edges to smooth.

Spray Paint the piece with glossy red and heat dry for the blotchy effect


Paint the pieces with glossy red spray paint (a bit too much) and then hit with a heat gun to get a bit of a mottled, blotchy effect.

Create Wrapped Wire Joints


Use a stick pin to gently poke holes in each part and then create the twisted wire joints.

Add hanger and embellishment


Add a wire hanger at the top and add the gem stone as the heart.

Spray Paint the IKEA frame black


Spray paint the IKEA frame black and allow to dry.

Hang the puppet in the frame


Hang the puppet in the frame to complete.

The Puppet

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Very cool! Love the puppet :)

Denise J. Phillips said...

Love the tutorial!!! I always wanted to know how to use this product! Great piece!!!
Cheers! ox

Regina said...

Very Unique and awesome tut J!!!

Molossus said...

This is just awesome!

Terri Sproul said...

love this project...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, it looks wonderful. Great piece of art.

Barbara said...

Your puppet is just awesome! Great tutorial also.

Hugs XX
Barbara

MarissArt Dollmaker said...

LOVE!!!

Lyneen said...

What a fun way to use the doll stamps!!!!