The branches were sculpted with Sculpey Ultra Light and baked according to directions.
A chrysalis was also sculpted to look as if a new butterfly has just emerged.
After baking, I set them on the clay board while the fiber paste was still wet. The fiber paste acts as an adhesive.
A sculpted leaf added to the top…
You knew you’d see them again didn’t you? Pretty, shimmery onion skins.
I glued the skins inside the ‘chrysalis’ to give the appearance of a membrane that has been ruptured.
Added two more leaves…
The branches and chrysalis were painted with ivory acrylic paint. I debated with myself for days about adding more color, but in light of indecision, it stayed white.
I hope this piece is accepted for the ‘New Beginnings’ exhibit coming up at HCBC, even though I think it’s safe to say onion skins aren’t on the list of approved materials.
My birthday photo shoot with Knox on Valentine’s Day was an epic fail. He wasn’t cooperating and neither was the balloon!
Here’s one I’d like to share. I love the bright warm light and the low angle of this shot. The big contraption Knox is in is called his ‘stander’ -we strap him in it every day for about 35 minutes to promote normal leg growth. He’s not crazy about it but he tolerates it better outside, and even better if he’s moving. It has wheels on the bottom, so to make him really happy, you’re likely to find us rolling him around for the entire 35 minutes. We love this boy!
Yay, it’s Friday! I wish you all a fantastic weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!