Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New kitty and bears almost completed


Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been sooo long since my last post.I have to admit I sometimes get consumed while I'm working on a new creation.Minutes turn into hours and hours into days before I realize it!In my last post I was describing the new method for my latest kitty designs.This involves a sculpture of the muzzle~~~nose/mouth which is made from clay and overlaying the fabric(felt or mohair)over the sculpted form,then pressing and molding the fabric to get the exact shape from the sculpture.When the fabric form is dried,it is taken off of the sculpture then seperatly attatched to the head to be blended in for a realistic appearance.This was a technique I learned from my dollmaking years especially for the antique cloth dolls.I did use the felt form in my early bears&friends but never with mohair as I wasn't too sure what the results would be.I can't tell you how happy I was to see that little nose and mouth taking shape so well from the mohair!I have two kitties in progress,one with a plush felt pressed muzzle which is nearly completed and will be appearing on ebay this week,and another kitty with the pressed mohair muzzle that is still in the making.I'll make sure to post a sneak peek of him soon to show the details of his muzzle before I attatched it.I can't wait to share the newest kitty that I will be listing this week.She turned out so realistic I could hardly believe it!She is a gray/charcoal black mohair tabby and she features the plush felt muzzle.If I thought the last kitty was a challenge,this one was 100% more diffuclt to create lol!I almost cut the tip of my thumb off removing her sculpted nose because I wasn't happy with the placement!She is larger than the last kitty Jewel and measures 13inches tall not including her ears&tail.She is also dressed but I will keep that a secret until I post her completed photos!(hint~~~it is not any of the kitty cats outfits above....hehe)Also coming soon is a rainbow colored clown,Skittles and a creamy white bear dressed in a blue victorian style dress/bonnet.Pics coming soon.Thanks for visiting!~~~~Sharie

4 comments:

  1. this new technique sounds very exciting Sharie. I can't wait to see all of your new creations!!

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  2. These kitties are amazing, Sharie!!! They look like they're from a wonderful picture book. Do they have a story? I love all three! ♥♥♥

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  3. these kitties looks soooo cute. i think they look like real kitties wearing complete suit. wow!

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  4. Hi!Thank you everyone,the kitties in the photo are actually from a vintage post card and yes they are real and dressed in clothing~~~aren't they adorable?!!I love old postcards with animals and children and get many of my ideas from them.~~~~Sharie

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