One of the reasons that Fall is my favorite time of year, is that there is such freedom with creativity. It's okay to be weird, wacky or even a bit scary..in fact, it's pretty much accepted and expected.

[caption id="attachment_27564" align="alignnone" width="245"]I made this creepy, cute little mummy sculpture recently. To add to his appeal, I wanted to give what skin is visible a dried-up, aged appearance...you know, mummy-like. I made this creepy, cute little mummy sculpture recently. To add to his appeal, I wanted to give what skin is visible a dried-up, aged appearance...you know, mummy-like.[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_27562" align="alignnone" width="300"]I found a couple of tiny pieces of dried up sponge that I usually use when adding a patina to my finished pieces with acrylic paints and discovered that by pressing with varying degrees of force, that it gave a wonderful texture to the skin clay. Of course, I had to be careful not to completely crush his features with the sponge. It was also critical to gently cradle the piece in the palm of my hand in order not to inadvertently smooth out the texture. I found a couple of tiny pieces of dried up sponge that I usually use when adding a patina to my finished pieces with acrylic paints and discovered that by pressing with varying degrees of force, that it gave a wonderful texture to the skin clay. Of course, I had to be careful not to completely crush his features with the sponge. It was also critical to gently cradle the piece in the palm of my hand in order not to inadvertently smooth out the texture.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27563" align="alignnone" width="242"]For the mouth to have an added "dryness" to it, I used the Sculpey needle tool to pull tiny lines through the clay around the entire mouth in different lengths. ***Key note....sponge must be completely dry to work effectively...the rougher & dingier the sponge the better!*** For the mouth to have an added "dryness" to it, I used the Sculpey needle tool to pull tiny lines through the clay around the entire mouth in different lengths. ***Key note....sponge must be completely dry to work effectively...the rougher & dingier the sponge the better!***[/caption]

 

You can see more of my original mummy sculpture on my Facebook page... www.facebook.com/mirandascritters .