Yes- I use aluminum foil as a substructure for some of my dolls. And yes- it is recycled! I fold it flat when I am done with whatever I am using it for in the kitchen- icky side out- and throw it in the dishwasher (top rack)- comes out sparkly clean and disinfected and ready for a second use! (Rule Number One- EVERYTHING has a second use!). The trick with the aluminum foil is that you want to give it a wrap with some masking tape- so the foil does not react with the clay. This is particularly important if you are using a fimo or other clay that needs to be baked. Here she is with her masking tape wrap still showing on her legs, and a first layer of airdry clay on her top.
And this is what she looks like now, after a second layer of airdry clay and a bit of hard sculpting on her clothing.
While I was unable to move from the couch (seriously- how on earth do couch potatoes do it! After 3 days I was going completely mad! And it took two weeks! The crazies have set in Big time!) I also had time to start on the ornaments for my local shops- I am hoping to have at least an extra dozen to offer on Etsy and Artfire as well!
Pieces and body parts. Poor Elves. Hope I don't loose any!
SO. I know that I have mentioned this before. But really- It is worth mentioning again. and again. and again. Until every last one of you have become a fan, followed and tweeted with greatness! Where Women Create has started their own blog. I am still SOOOooo excited! really! I was obsessed with the book. Danced for a week when I received the advert that they were turning it into a magazine- because that was just, well, YEAH! And now, NOW the ever delightful Jo Packham has given us THE blog. More studios, more artists, more eye candy than anyone can handle at one visit. Absorption. Long term absorption is what it takes. And a list of amazing artists as long as your arm! I myself am half way through the list. I realize that statement is actually and metaphorically (or is that euphorically? Cause- did I mention I am ON that list! With all of those phenomenal women! Little ol' me. shock.) Oh yes- IMPORTANT- BTW! Because they are having their first anniversary- they are having a give away! Great glorious (a/k/a really cool stuff!) gifts - go- check it out- I won't be upset if you run out the door. It's okay- just stop back sometime and give me a report. Let me know if there is anything I missed- or anything that particularly struck you. I love it when I know that I am not the only one that gets excited about seeing other artists studios- or struck with great love jealousy over their fantastic organizational skill. But I am still rambling and you need to go visit Jo. Now shooo.
enjoy each other.