Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Queen of Mean - Valentine Hag

I have to say that it's amazing to see a piece without paint and all it's glam and glitter. It goes from nothing to something with just a few dabs of paint. This is certainly the case here - my goodness!

This is my first real piece out of papier mache. I had to enlist the aid of veteran experts Laurie Hardin of Monkey-Cats Studio and David Everett of Chicken Lips for mixing and sculpting tips. Oh what a mess I made. It's way harder than it looks. It's gooky and sticky and dusty and just plain icky! So kudos to the talented duo! I will say this though, after I got going, it was rather fun in a challenging sort of way so maybe they'll be more to come. We'll see if I can master it.


So please meet the "Queen of Mean - a Valentine Hag". This lovely lady is for a Valentine swap with Rabbit Hallow Prims. Once she's painted and dressed in her finery, you can be sure I'll take an "after" picture to post. I can't wait to see her myself!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

She looks good so far, I too like this part when you can start seeing a personalty appearing. And I remember going through that first time gooky mess. Can't wait to see her finished.

Lisa

Emme Toaye said...

I love those little scrawny fingers on her already, enjoy your fun and take lots of makeover pictures.

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Ohhh I see a vision loving her!

boneheadstudio said...

Wow Jeannine!!! ( I got it right this time huh?) I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!!
Especially the expressive hands and fingers!! Looks like you been taking lessons from Laurie!!!?
Blessings,Flora

By Way of Salem said...

Hi there Flora! Laurie definitely helped me get the Fastmache mixed up right. Other than that - on my own. It was sticky and ooopy goopy! But some of the details were definitely easier -like the hands and the fingers didn't fall off like on my clay ones so that was nice! Sort of fun - might do more.

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

I totally can not wait to see The Queen Of Mean finished! Thats my family calls me, haha!!! :)

Dede said...

I can't wait to see her finished. Don't think you are going to have any problems mastering this.

(((HUGS)))

By Way of Salem said...

Yes - I love how she turned out too - especially her fingers. Perfect for a witch don't you think? Thanks all!