01 June 2015
14 November 2014
I have recently learned how to cast resin, taught by the multi-talented Kathy Davis...
First, I sculpt an original character in polymer clay...
...then pour a mold over the original.
When the mold rubber has set, the original sculpt comes out, and liquid resin is poured in. When the resin sets, the piece is demolded and detailed with paint and eyes, then I construct a doll.
I'm currently making OddPunks and DragonPunks.
'Punks have resin heads and feet, and the pieces are assembled on a soft body covered with faux fur, standing between 4 and 6 inches tall. I'm pretty sure they don't bite, but I'm not making any promises...
My cast resin figures are handmade, but are NOT one-of-a-kind.
The 'Punks are going up in my Etsy shop...and I'll have a couple new dolls in there, too...stay tuned!!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 12:17 PM
13 November 2014
The new issue of PolymerCAFE has just hit the stands, featuring an "Elf for the Shelf" instructional, written by me!
That's actually the pic I took, so that's my REAL bookshelf...y'all can see what strange tomes I peruse.
Elfie is sculpted with FIMO Professional Doll Clay, my first time working with it, and it's quite a nice clay — give it a go!
There's an article by the lovely Marie Segal as well...grab a copy today!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 9:57 AM
12 November 2014
Another groovy show from Van Eaton Galleries!! Opening reception Saturday nite, November 15, 6pm...hope to see you there!
In case you can't make it, here's a look at the awesome artwork — Bad Toons...and the cartoon featuring my villain, Count Bloodcount, Transylvania 6-5000.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 1:04 PM
Just finished DesignerCon, the last convention for the year...working on commissions, some new designs, and a little beadwork, believe it or don't!
These guys are among the new work, and have cast resin faces and feet.
Someone suggested they look like circus punks, those strange dolls one throws baseballs at when playing games at a carnival, so I think these may be OddPunks...
Look for them in my Etsy shop soon.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 12:14 PM
08 August 2014
Always sad to leave San Diego, with all the great food and friends...
And teaching in SD in the meanwhile. Masks and Trolls, anyone?
everyone made some great oddfae.
One of the best things about Con is seeing friends!
Now back to the Real World and to work on commissions from Comic Con (and others), finish a magazine article, and sculpt a couple of dragons!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 11:31 AM
17 July 2014
Click HERE for more info!
I'll have new dolls, new masks, and some other awesome stuff, including the debut of my new sculpting tool! Hope to see ya there, booth 4716, under the Fantasy Illustrators banner.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 10:13 AM