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

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


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

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Lyneen said...

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