Check out the progress photos. We are also on Instagram, don't you know?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
"What the" is right. After spending my precious time painting this face, my world got ruined. I applied the damn water-based polycrylic. Why? Because this is for a 5 year-old. And because I like to water down the acrylic sometimes to get the details right, once the water-based polycrylic was applied, it bled and smudged all kinds of details.
I tried to repaint it on top of the polycryliced layer, and now Elsa looks like every other actor on TV - caked with too much makeup. Then I tried to coat another layer of it, and it smudged again. When will I learn?? I am just going to let it set for a few days before nervously applying another coat.
Here is the result of one boring evening - killer whale, doing it Native American style! It's been cut out of basswood, painted with acrylic and mounted on blue textured cardstock in a reused frame. Isn't it pretty?
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
I've never watched Frozen because I hear it's all about princesses. But Emma loves this Elsa character. So this is going to be a paper doll set. With a flat wooden doll.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Anywho, this grand 12"x12" version of the vibrant English Breakfast wall art is for sale on Etsy. Dan wants to keep it, but I have about 2 or 3 different versions of them laying around that I made for practice.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Since this diorama is an interactive piece, I thought I'd post a video of how it works and looks. We only have a very ancient camera that has video settings, so excuse the awful quality of the video.
I am also uploading gif animations of the diorama. Here you can really see the "interior" of the car.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Gaze upon the interior surprise! Boo!
Will be posting more photos tomorrow. For now, I need sleep. And Candy Crush.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Check out the progress photos.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Aww. So short.
Here is the Etsy listing. We are donating 15% of the profit to Snow Leopard Trust to support their awesome work. We already have a few products from them - their calendar in particular is very cool.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
our Facebook page to get your own copy. Or send us notes/ emails.