4.25.2007

Only Skin Deep - Wrought Iron


I thought 'SMS EC' might be a little confusing so here we have the official title, "Only Skin Deep". Ive got three sets: swamp (the backdrop), bedroom, and cafe patio. Today i got to work on the cafe patio wrought iron. I started by building an 'F' shape out of pieces of scrap plexiglass from work, hot glued together. Then I traced the 'F' and drew out a few designs, laid down some wax paper, and traced out my choice design with liquid sculpey.....baked it in pieces, peeled it off the wax paper, painted it, and then hotglued it to the plexi.....in the pic, the whole piece is clamped to a wire rack, off set.....
The little table has a disk of plastic underneath the top....i need all the extra support b/c of the flimsy floppiness of the baked liquid sculpey....the sculpey top is glued to the plastic, which is screwed into the top of the wooden dowel, which has a tie down in the bottom......chairs coming soon.....there isnt much more to this set, there will be a few costumed puppets hanging out on the other side of the railing, and then a greenscreen which will be replaced with mardi gras float footage, if I can make it work (the footage is a little shaky, handheld).....

3 comments:

jriggity said...

very nice!

jriggity

mefull said...

I like that technique. It makes a nice looking wrought iron.

Shelley Noble said...

I'll have a mocha mocha 1/2 decaf cap with dry foam and cocoa dust---thanks!

Looking great, Ubbie! Go go go.