Sunday, September 14, 2014

OOAK Baby Angel Ornament by Catherine Coyle

One of A Kind Angel Baby Hand sculpted over wire armature. Hand made eyes and hand rooted mohair. Measures approximately 4 inches.


 Mer-babies.... Ornaments... One of a kind Polymer Clay.





Wednesday, August 28, 2013

OOAK Baby Girl 7 inches By Catherine Coyle

I love this baby Girl. She is one of a kind with acrylic brown eyes and hand rooted mohair, sparse like a new baby. Measures about 7 inches. Her outfit is one of a kind and well made by Cherry Copeland , click on her name for a link to adorable tiny clothing.






Wednesday, August 14, 2013

OOAK Baby Girl with Hand Sculpted Kitten by Catherine Coyle

My New Favorite baby girl. She is so cute. Measures about 10 inches. Hand sculpted with Prosculpt Polymer clay. Glass Dark Grey eyes, and hand rooted very sparse brown mohair.
Beautiful dress and hat by Lanae McQuillen. 






Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How to Etch a Dragonfly onto a Marble Tile by Catherine Coyle

How to etch/engrave a marble Tile

Create your own Art Tile as seen on That's Clever, HGTV Filmed in 2007 :)

Materials:

Tumbled Marble Tile 4" x 4" x 3/8"
Tracing paper
Pencil
Sharp knife
Masking tape
Electric Engraving tool
hand carving tools, file
Enamel paints
Paint brushes and sponges
Cup with water for rinsing and creating wash
Sand paper

 Tile may be framed as shown or used as accent tile.



Step 1.


Step 2-5







Steps 6-11





Step by step
1.   Create image of dragonfly on tracing paper for position
2.   Draw dragonfly image onto marble with pencil
3.   Etch the lines with engraving tool
4.   Mask around the dragonfly with tape (if desired) and paint engraved lines
5.   Etch lines deeper
6.   Mix desired colors (blue-green)
7.   Sponge tile with paint let dry remove tape
8.   Etch lines deeper where needed
9.   Repaint new lines with small brush or add another layer of paint to entire surface
10. Add accent colors to desired areas wait till dries
11. Sand "lightly" entire surface for a smooth clean finish