Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thumbs Down!

It's finale, I'm too impatient and I have lost the feel for PaperClay. I love Apoxie Sculpt and will be placing an order today.
Even though I'm not please with these two pumpkins, I think after some paint they will be ok. The larger one will nestle inside the box and the small one will sit where it is and will be attached to the lid.
Sooo I guess I can be painting the box while the pumpkins continue to DRY!
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12 comments:

ODD imagination said...

If it is the drying time that has got you down with the paperclay run over to Chicken Lips blog:
http://chickenlipsfolkart.blogspot.com/
He just started using a dehumidifier at the recommendation of one of his friends and says it is great! ALSO, might I recommend the Apoxy CLAY as opposed to the SCULPT. I absolutely love it and have used both products. The clay is my Fav hands down. I started with Magic Sculp (yep, that's how the spell it) years ago... :o)

I adore your Gourd work! So much personality and color!
Denise

Gourdqueen said...

Awww thanks Denise, I too use to use Magic Sculp and then went to the Apoxie. I have tried the Apoxie Clay and it's ok but I am a true Apoxie Sculpt user.
The problem with paper clay and gourds is having to keep the gourd wet which causes longer drying time and cracking.
I saw David's new drying set up. I had told him to try a fan but the dehumidifier is ingenues!
All the wonderful tricks of the trade!
Gourdie

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

I've been thinking about Apoxie and Magic Sculpt a lot lately. If I used one of those with Paverpol I could make weather resistant outdoor figures for my pond. Like spirits and water witches. I'm getting tempted...

Love your work, Gourdie!!

Gourdqueen said...

You could indeed make outdoor pieces with the Apoxie. I haven't tried the Paverpol yet, but I want too!
Thanks Lisa!
Gourdie

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

Gourdie - I am so sad to hear about about the problems you you've been having healthwise - I sure do hope you are feeling better soon.
As for the clay problems - regardless of what type of clay you use, I still think your creations are awesome and I can't wait to see them finished - love the use of the warty gourd!
Take it easy girl ;)

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

Oh and I forgot to add...
Love, Love, Love your Blog!

Gourdqueen said...

Erica!!!!! I have so missed you!!!
Email me sometimes girl. I love hearing from you.
Thank you for your sweet words.
Gourdie

Light and Shadow Studio said...

These look wonderful Gourdie! I especially like the big guys face. Yeppers, you are the gourd Queen. Glad your arm is doing a little better. Don't over do it though we need you healthy! Sorry, though, I am a paper clay forver!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Isn't it funny how we get attached to particular clays and maches!!

Hey girlie, I got the cutiest little gourdie-do in the mail and was going to take pictures this morning but we have rain and clouds so no pictures for posting today. As soon as we clear I'll get it posted on my blog and send you a note.

I can't thank you enough and I LOVE it!!! I feel like such a lucky girl...well, I guess because I am for winning my Gourdqueen original!

Have a great week Linda!
Laurie

Designs By CK said...

Looks great to me Linda! I have my PaperClay sitting here unopened, scared to try something new...

Hope this note finds you well & glad you enjoyed my (not mine) Halloween bumkin! LOL '-P)

Have a great week.

Chris (-:

DellaRae said...

No matter what you use I think your creations are wonderful. They have such distinct personalities.

Brandi McKenna said...

i love epoxy sculpts too, wonder what kinds you use? I love paper mache too, only use other stuff for small scale. I'm too impatieny for small scale much, though. OH! I was so excited to find you are a Mississippi gal! I will be headed down to Laurel, my mother is from there, actually was born in SoSo, Mississippi! Dad is from Columbus. I also have many relatives in Hattiesburg. Grew up visiting in summers and hanging out on my Pop's shrimp boat down in Biloxi! I've never been to Natchez before but would love to meet you someday!!!!!toodeloo!