I’m happy to share with you today my newest Ornimal ornaments-two new cats and two new dogs.
Before Features are Painted
I use sculptor’s grade polymer clay to create my Ornimal ornaments. Each piece is sculpted one at a time over a glass base. After the clay has been cured (hardened) in a clay dedicated oven, I apply a thin wash of brown acrylic paint over the piece to accent the texture.
I call this the piggy-ghost phase because many of these pieces look like piggies in this first phase. The ghosty part is because the eyes haven’t been painted. The Ornimals really don’t come to life until the all features are added.
Here is what this new group looked like after the wash of paint and before the features were added.
And here is how they look after the features are painted on the clay.
New Cat Ornimals
New Dog Ornimals
And here is the whole brood. Who says cats and dogs can’t live together?
These new Ornimals are 2 3/8″ in diameter (60mm) and approximately 3″ tall.
Art Show This Month
These new Ornimals will be joining me at my first holiday show of the season. You’re all invited to come to the Merrimack Valley Artisans 23rd Annual Art Show & Sale on October 20-21, in Chelmsford, MA. Admission is $3.00. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win select pieces of artwork donated by the artists, including this special Ornimal:
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Have a great weekend!