Here are the supplies that I used to bring her to life:
- Creative Paperclay® modeling material
- Amazing Mold Putty
- Terri Sproul Mixers (Copper Penny and Gold)
- USArtQuest PPA
- USArtQuest Perfect Pigment acrylic paint (White Satin Pearl)
- Spellbinders Media Mixage Rectangles One bezel
- ETI Jewelry Clay
- Rubber stamp
- Coiling Gizmo
- Copper wire
- Clay extruder
- Assorted beads and rhinestone
- Eye hook and jump ring
- Wings reclaimed from a thrift store garden decoration
The original of her face was a pin and I used Amazing Mold Putty to make a mold of it. I piled Creative Paperclay® modeling material into the mold, taking care to press the clay into all of her facial features. After drying overnight it popped right out of the mold.
Next, I painted her face with White Pearl acrylic paint. When the paint dried, I drilled a starter hole for the screw eye at her neck and added three tiny rhinestones to her cheek.
I learned through trial and error that it was nearly impossible to completely cover the hair with paint. There are just too many tiny nooks and crannies. So I added Copper Penny Mixer into the modeling material to color it. With the Mixer thoroughly incorporated into the Creative Paperclay, I extruded the clay onto a teflon mat, and left it to dry. The clay extruder is just like a miniature cookie press, with several interchangeable tips. And SO fun to use. You'll be sure to see more projects from me that use it.
When her hair was dry, I mixed Copper Penny Mixer to PPA to make a paint-like substance. I used this to coat the hair.
Her legs are coiled copper wire made on the Coiling Gizmo, with beads added for feet. I used the Dremel to drill two holes in the bottom edge of the bezel to feed the wires through. I crimped the wires inside the empty bezel.
I filled the bezel for her body with jewelry clay, dusted it with a Mixer, and gently stamped into it with a rubber stamp. The jewelry clay will permanently trap the wire ends from her legs and the Mixer gives it a permanent metallic finish. I also used jewelry clay to attach her hair to her face and her head and body to her wings.
I'm thinking of naming my redheaded beauty. Any suggestions for a name? Let me know what you think.
You can see more projects on my Create & Craft blog.