Monday, January 31, 2011

The Happy Couple. First Wedding Topper

These toppers can be placed beside the Wedding cake. Smaller versions can be commissioned for on top.

Bride and Groom, they look a little like aliens at the moment but all that will change........... I promise!

I started to dress the bride, I had an idea what I wanted it to look like but by the time I finished the dress it looked nothing like the picture I had in my mind and sketched. I added small seed beads for detail over the bodice, around the bottom and on the back of the dress. She is armless but getting there.

Next it was the flowers, a bouquet of red and white roses.

Then on with the hair, hairstyles are not my strong point, never let me loose with a pair of scissors but with clay......... I don't think it looks too bad.

and here he comes ...............

A snazzy suit

No hands as yet, but not a problem.

All I have left to do is his hair. The bride has a carrier bag by her side and he is playing on his Wii with the controller in his hand and the console by his side. The people behind these two models are my eldest daughter and her soon to be husband. He is an avid game player, hence the controller and the Wii console and my daughter used to be an avid shopper who loved designer labels but now they are saving for the wedding she shops for bargains at Primark.

The finished happy couple, all ready for their big day.

I can build into any model, hobbies, occupations etc to add that little bit of humour and individuality.

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Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Venture

Thought I would show you my new venture.

I am trying to concentrate on the Fimo Clay, I think it is what I do best. I have made models from clay for a few years now and if you should look back to some of my earlier blogs you will find them there. It is something I enjoy, I can get out my little table and my clay box and plonk myself down in front of the T.V. The only thing I have to worry about is Bert running off with a piece, I don't know what it would do to his digestive system!

My first piece of the new decade is a jockey and this one is destined to start his life at Haydock Park in St Helens, Merseyside. Hopefully it will start a trend with jockeys and trainers, the idea is to make the models in the jockeys silks so it is personal to them. Time will tell but I can but try.

Hope you like the photographs, The first one is a jockey I made a few years ago and I think you will agree that I have developed more of a technique with the latest. Please feel free to leave your comments I would welcome any criticisms or feedback.

This is the first one I ever made and at the time I was pleased with it, however I think there was room for improvement.

Faces are always something I have found slightly difficult but it has worked quite well, without eyes it looks spooky.

This is him minus his proper hand and his boots but at least you can tell what he is supposed to be.

The finished item, I have to tell you that this is a prototype, because he is standing I had to develop him around a wire frame and in hindsight there are things that I would do differently on the next one but if you don't try you don't find out what the problems can be. All in all I am very proud of him.

He is 24 cms tall including his base.

Hope you like him.

I am also going to try and develop a range of Wedding Cake Toppers, I am cutting my teeth on my eldest daughter who is getting married at Christmas. So I thought I would give it a go and see what happens. Watch this space!