Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WIP Wednesday: By the Light of the Moon Part II

For WIP Wednesday, I've made some progress on "By the Light of the Moon" and started another assemblage.

The toughest part for the assemblage for me was connecting the wolf head to the action figure body. I knew Aves Apoxie was what I needed to use, but I'm not the most skilled at using clay. I blended the Apoxie and added bit by bit, building up a "neck" to connect the two pieces. Now that it is cured, I will go back and sand everything down to make it look (hopefully) like it was always one piece.
The connection looks rough right now
 I had a bunch of Apoxie left over and rather than make yet another pumpkin or skull with it, I decided to make my own full moon. I rolled it and flattened it into a disk and added "craters" by pressing the pad of my pinkie finger into the Apoxie. Next step for that piece is to paint it.
Looking at the assemblage, there was a big empty spot below where the moon would be. It bothered me so to distract myself, I looked through some of my Other People's Family photos and found this guy. He's handsome, but has a sad look to him. Did he get turned into a vicious killer against his will? I think he did.

I wanted old bullets for this assemblage and my hubby's friend was able to hook me up with some spent shells (they aren't live and they were collected from a shooting range, he's a police officer). I'll be painting the bullets silver and maybe adding a bit of rust or paint to them so they don't look so new and shiny.
Not much longer and I should be done with this piece!
In the meantime, I started another smaller piece that I doesn't have a title yet. I found some metal tart pans at an antique store and snatched up three of them. I thought I'd put one inside a neat old wooden box I found, but then I set one down on top of an old iron rest and loved how it looked.
I put various dolls, skulls, bones, toys, and papers in the heart but nothing looked right. Once again, I distracted myself by looking at Other People's Family photos and found this couple. They fit perfectly inside the heart so I traced the pan and cut them out.
Next step is to clean the iron rest and rust it more than it already is. I'm thinking of rusting the heart and adding a bunch of paint to it then gluing the photo in place. I might add a layer of stain to the photo as well. I have several small metal embellishments I will add and then I need to add something to the back so it can hang on a wall.

I think this will be a busy summer.





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