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  • Wanted to give a paint update so far I like the green going to add so darker colors to give it the aged look as well

  • Can anyone help me with suggestions for what clay recipe (or gesso?) to use for reptile skin texture? I am creating a raptor and want something I can draw cracks and create bumps with. Thank you in advance!!

    • Hi Jill, I have done several turtles and their legs and heads have that crackly reptile skin. I used Jonni’s regular clay and while it was still wet, applied one ply of paper napkin that did not have any flower design or anything stamped into it. Doing that worked well, you got the segmented look and it naturally wrinkled as you were applying it as it was a flimsy one ply piece of tissue. I used a standard cheap 2 ply napkin and separated it. Be sure to rip rather than cut the edges and tear off the straight edge. This gives a much more natural look. As far as gesso goes, I finished with Jonni’s gesso recipe, then painted as usual. Good luck and please post a pic when you are done!

  • Oops… she is 6 feet tall… this is the rear view…I still have to ‘mold’ and position the hands.
    The armature is made with the following items:
    an old easel turned upside down and used in shoulder and upper torso, connected to an outside wrought iron plant pot holder (like a stake that is pushed in the ground and a circle ring to put the pot in)…this is for the waist to the floor attached with the upper torso.
    I put cardboard over the shoulders to round them off… and Styrofoam deep tray for the bust line…the rest is padded with newspaper and masking tape with smooth cardboard on the bottom of the dress.
    I bought a cake decorator and will be ‘piping’ in strands of hair (excited to get to that part)..
    I am following from my minds eye to get the result I would like…and everything/item that will achieve that end result.
    Will keep you posted!

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