Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pirates Treasure

Second half of a commission was creating card holders in a pirates theme. After chatting with my client on what they wanted they liked the idea of a beach with a pirates treasure and something extra for their boss.

I sculpted 9 of them using my own paper clay for the sand and Creative paperclay for the chest. The "pearls" are actually glass beads. Everything is painted and antiqued with acrylic paints and then the bottoms have a rubber gasket-like material that has one side coated with a super sticky glue that never, ever lets go! Great stuff for protecting the bottoms of my sculpted art. I like it so much I bought a whole bolt of it several years ago.

First pic is closer to the actual colors of the card holder. The skull was painted to look old and the hat is purple with gold trim. Can't seem to find pics of the finished pieces, silly computer seems to have eaten them.

 Second pic is a bit dark but it does show the details better. My client was thrilled when they got them and I'm hoping those receiving them are equally thrilled.


Dede said...

They are fantastic! You have done an awesome job on the holders and the pins! I am sure that they are going to be more than thrilled!


Tamara Dozier said...

Thank you Dede!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow very cool!


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