Fiberglass Friday!

An easy single piece case, thankfully as I need to be quick with this 1 (my outdoor workshop is out of action for now so I’m smelling my house out) I really need to start using an alternative in future šŸ¤¢ it’s NOT pleasant, it smells even before opening the tin. 
If you’re doing this indoors make sure there’s adequate ventilation as it does a nasty piece on the old lungs, preferably use a respirator. 

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Pet Sculpture MouldingĀ 

Quick post with a new piece finished last night!.. Then finished prepping for the mould tonight followed by the first few thin coats of silicone…

1st stage of moulding – I don’t think this gives too much away
Building the rubber thickness up over a few days…

New Pet Sculpture! I Love My Dog.

Sculpting… FINALLY!

In fact manically sculpting…can’t stop, won’t stop, the can’t get it out quick enough type of sculpting. Exciting!!!

Sneaky peak…

This should only take a couple of days then hoping to mould mid week and be casting by the weekend. Already have the colours planned, can’t wait to see the result.  Feels like it’s been ages since I sculpted, been painting and prepping prints a lot recently. No wips yet till it’s finished.

Bespoke Notebook Commission

Spent today setting up my graphics tablet and having a doodle AKA Tinkering with the Tablet …for testing purposes (see earlier post) and then doing a one-off bespoke notebook.

White and blue acrylic with black embossing bespoke Supernatural notebook

Tried embossing a few days ago on a bookworm notebook and didn’t like the result, maybe the ink pen I was using as it was drying to quickly on the absorbent paper, changed the ink and I’m happy with how this 1 turned out.

Tomorrow’s plan is a quick sculpt AND progress on a teddy miniature… planning on reworking the Christmas 1 that’s currently at ‘the ugly phase’. But none of that is going to happen unless I go to sleep now. 

#CantSleep

Graphics Tablet Impulse Buy!

Okay, so back in 2016 I was picking up my well loved Wacom Bamboo tablet to design some new website graphics thinking it would be nice to upgrade to a newer model.
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Illustrated Notebooks & New Giclee Pet Prints

I spent some of yesterday visiting Coopers Crafty Corner in Pelsall to stock my art shelf with a batch of giclee pet prints and notebooks.  

My breast cancer awareness picture ‘Contemplation‘ will also be available from Oct 14th for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with donations from the sales going to Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group

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Miniature Artwork Sketches and To Do List

Getting lots done at the moment thanks to a thyroxine boost so spent yesterday evening sketching 10 designs for my Woodland Teddy miniatures.

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Feathers Appear when Angels are Near, Notebooks

Following up from my last Bookworm notebook design with a Guardian Angel notebook. ‘Feathers appear when Angels are near’
Illustrated in ink with copperplate and italic calligraphy on a hardback kraft covered A5 notebook.

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Hand Illustrated Book Worm Notebooks

Tonight’s little job is the first of a batch of hand illustrated/inscribed A5 size notebooks, I’ve had requested for Christmas stocking fillers.

Hand illustrated with a hungry book worm!

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Miniature oils, ‘I See You Teddy’ & ‘Just One Little Spoonful’

A cute little canvas miniature oil painting this afternoon while watching art vids on YouTube from the sofa, well it is Sunday a.k.a. my most productive me-day of the week.
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