Friday, June 4, 2010
Heads will roll!
Also, when I lived in Alaska, my grandparents and extended family members would hunt bears. I would never eat the meat, but they certainly had a lot of bear pelts on the walls. I also have a photo of my sister and I each holding a foot after it was freshly skinned. Sort of sickening to think of now! And I'm certainly not one who wants to go out and hunt for food or sport. So faux taxidermy is just fine by me!
A few weeks ago, I made a deer head out of polymer clay. My idea was to make mini-taxidermy fridge magnets. But the polymer, once baked, seemed too heavy at that angle. So last night, while I was at the Black Door Studio craft night, I used some Crayola Model Magic to make a bunch of tiny heads. If I can get them lightweight, they could be brooches. :)
I made a couple of elephants, some bears, platypus...even a unicorn! The only issue I have with the model magic is that I have to paint it. I'm not sure how smooth it will look once that's done. But it's a fun experiment in the meantime. I'll post pics once I figure it all out! :)