Sunday, October 17, 2010

And the Answer Is...

On last report, I was trying to decide on a Halloween or a Christmas sculpt with my little gourd. Halloween it was! Well, more like Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead! I'm not so sure how my little fella's turning out. I had ordered some Apoxy Sculpt several months ago to try. I am a die-hard polymer clay sculptor that likes to dabble in Paperclay for a more primitive look. I had heard good things about this clay, so I had to give it a try. So, what do I think? Uggghh!

It started off ok...
And then things turned South...
Yes, folks, it got Ugly...
Those of you who use Apoxy Sculpt. HELP!! I could not get the clay to blend like I wanted, and I kept smooshing (technical term) the parts I had already sculpted trying to blend on new pieces. I've seen beautiful work done with this stuff, so I know it's possible, but maybe just not by ME!
I broke out my smoothing agent that I use on polymer and had a little more success. I'm not sure how it reacts with the clay, though, so he may fall to pieces!
I ripped his little head off numerous times and finally came to settle on a relatively simple look...
Which just happens to fit with the whole Dia de los Muertos thing. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
So, what are my thoughts on Apoxy Sculpt?
* It's expensive, and I can't buy it locally. Therefore, I had to pay shipping on it, as well.
* After mixing the parts, you've got to use it all in a few hours. I didn't use a small chunk, so that's $$ in File 13.
* I could not work the clay like I wanted. Most likely because I didn't know what the heck I was doing!
* The finished sculpt is very heavy compared to PaperClay.
* On the up side, I'm curious to see how durable it is when cured.
Check back to see how the finishing goes. Any thoughts from my fellow artists who wield this stuff into fantastic art????
Regardless of the outcome, I got to spend a quiet afternoon playing with clay, so all is good!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Beginnings...

As I blow the cobwebs from my brain, I'm torn between a ghoulish Halloween something-or-other or a Santa. The gourd and I are just hangin' out at the moment trying to decide what it wants to be. Hmmm....

Until tomorrow...the gourd and I are sleeping on it.

Sherry's Cabin is Knocking the Dust Off!

Good Mornin' All!
I'm coming out of hibernation! Things had just gotten too hectic, and the thoughts and creations of Sherry's Cabin were all but extinguished. I've stepped back, reorganized and prioritized, and decided God gave me talents that shouldn't be wasted. The door is open, the fall decorations are out, and my little pea brain is spinning with ideas. Just wanted to pop in this morning and remind you to enjoy the gifts God has given you today!