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May 6, 2011

first mold time!

I’m just twenty four hours from casting the first eyes and butt pieces for my first mixed medium amigurumi. Lovingly named FuzzButt. Each FuzzButt will be made of a mix of acrylic and fur fiber yarn which I crochet. I have so many themes for this little character.

FuzzButt will make it’s first public appearance at the charity fundraiser being put on by a friend of mine who has a sister recovering from a serious brain infection. Along with 5 customized FuzzButts I’ll be contributing 2 paintings, one of which is a colab with Justin Maylone, a ridiculously talented abstract texture artist.

More photos to come.

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1st of 8 coats of latex. Looks kind of gross. O_o

April 20, 2011

setting up shop

This past weekend I went on a road trip to my local TAP Plastic store and got all stocked up on materials for casting. This is completely new to me but I’m going to be a pro in a matter of days. HA! Well I’ve at least watched enough YouTube videos to feel confident enough to give it a go. My mind is constantly churning with different characters I’d like to interpret into different mediums. My plans for my first casting will be some notions for a little plush character I’ve designed. Sewing plush is not unfamiliar to me, I’ve created quite a few pieces both personally and professionally. I’ve chosen to make a latex mold, with a plaster of paris mother mold. Based on the guidance of the TAP employee, I’ll be using a fast curing polyurethane for the finished pieces. Last night I tried my first round of sculpting for the casting but got quickly discouraged… I blame a week long headache. It’s been hard for me as of late to get motivated due to this headache. HOWEVER I will persevere… I plan to create my first mold this weekend!! Exciting stuff!

Photo: VonFrau – she’s super talented… I stole it… don’t tell…

This is a siamese bear I created for my Lynn (aka VonFrau) from a pattern I created.

Some peoples that inspire me to create as of late:
Felt Mistress
A Little Stranger