Sunday, October 5, 2008

Works in progess

I have about four projects I've been working on for the past two weeks, and this one is about 50% done. Just ran out of E6000 and will continue to glue my way through the rest of this project with Liquid Nails. These mini clamps that I have borrowed from the hubby are great! I also use some small plastic clamps that are just the right size to use with these small projects.
I am taking my very first assemblage class and this is the fruits of my labor. I painted the doll's legs with black spray paint used for plastics. The legs were painted a very beautiful black color and very shiny. As I was moving them around they kept getting nicked, so I just gave up on keeping them prestine looking and took sand paper to them to give them the worn look.

It also helped to have body parts from a very well made doll! I'm now at the point of trying to figure out on how to design the inside of the cigar box. What you see currently are a few torn pieces of ink covered tarlatan(stiff cheese cloth). Tarlatan is used in wipping down plates in printmaking. Some of the ink covered tarlatans have some beautiful colors on them. I guess this is my part in recycling because I think the studio discards them when the are too soiled with ink.
I like indirectly incorporating printmaking into my assemblages.


I was tagged by Robinsunne to tell 6 random things about myself and then tag others in turn.
1) I love to eat pickles and chips.
2) I have a breakfast burrito most mornings.
3) I am originally from the Land of Enchantment.
4) I am a very blessed person to have and know all the wonderful people in my life.
5) Most times I feel that I have an old soul, which is a good thing for me!
6) At another time in my life, I had served 8 years in the military.
As another friend put it so delicately in his blog regarding these tags, I too will have to be a party pooper and decline on tagging other artists friends because they just wouldn't care for this
to show up on their blogs.




6 comments:

Clarissa Callesen said...

Those are great clamps! I'm too impatient for clamps most of the time, but when I do need them I love those kind.. Who are you taking your assemblage class with?

cat said...

Hi Clarissa,

I depend too much on my clamps !!

The assemblage class I'm taking is with an artist name Jackie Sloan. I live in the Greater Cincinnati area and not many assemblage classes are offered, so I jumped at the chance to take it when this one was offered.

Patti said...

Hey Carla:
Thanks for visiting my blog - you're taking an assemblage class in Cincinnati?? I'm an hour south - I'll have to check it out. Your projects are really cool.
best,
patti

cat said...

Thanks Patti,

Do you consider yourself a Wildcat and bleed blue like the rest?
I've been living in this area for a while and still not able to get into the spirit of it.

Chaska Peacock said...

I love your assemblages! Yes, clamps are great....I also use padded bull-clips for very small things.

I have yet to find a paint which actually stays on plastic the way it's supposed to.

cat said...

Hi Chaska Peacock!
This was my first time using spray paint on a doll.
The black spray paint claimed you didn't need to prime the plastic before hand, so I had some primer and did it anyway. Maybe thats where things went wrong.
I'm fine with the way it's turning out, but would like to find out a way to keep the paint in its original state without altering it.