Another Flower Faerie Kat – With Bear Claws!

29 Sep

I’ve been a bit off the mark lately, so this Flower Faerie Kat took a bit longer than I’d hoped for.  Some rather pesky migraines have been keeping me company and I wish they’d move in with somebody else!

The wonderful Rhiannon, my constant inspiration, suggested that I try to add some kitty claws and this is my first effort — I have more pliable wire that I’ll try next time and the next set should be considerably shorter, plus more colorful.

I gave the mokumé gané technique another try for the wings and discovered that I need much more practice in the area of consistently slicing thinly — it’s harder than one thinks.  The tissue blades bend and are exceedingly sharp.  I’ve now tried skimming along the top and standing the stack on its side — I’m marginally better at skimming.

The kat tag is impressed with my faerie and cat logos, but I had leftover foil and covered the front so it’s totally hard to see (but pretty, nonetheless, I think).

I used a foil ball for the base of the head and now have eliminated all of my warping problems as I worked on the face (whew!); this also saves on the amount of clay (although, to be honest, it’s not a savings that’s measured in terms of money, but baking time).  The foil core does make it necessary to modify how I set the eyes (the eyes are on a stem, which cannot be pressed into the foil core).  So once again, this Flower Faerie Kat has been a huge learning session, occuring in itty bitty bits and pieces as my brain and migraine cooperated.

Hope you like the overall effect — she’s ready for All Hallow’s Eve!

A Face My Mother Can Love

A Face My Mother Can Love

Watch Out For My Toes

Watch Out For My Toes...

They Are Deadly Claws

They Are Deadly Claws

I Am A Proud Child

I Am A Proud Child

With Good Cause, I Think

With Good Cause, I Think

This Side Is Cute

This Side Is Cute

But Then Side Side Is Too

But Then Side Side Is Too

Check Out My Wings From Above

Check Out My Wings From Above

Now A Little Bit Closer

Now A Little Bit Closer

Now You Are Almost Close Enough To See Their True Beauty

Now You Are Almost Close Enough To See Their True Beauty

All This Flattery Has Made Me Tired (Check Out The Nails On My Back Foot)

All This Flattery Has Made Me Tired (Check Out The Nails On My Back Foot)

Time For A Rest

Time For A Rest

Digg!

2 Responses to “Another Flower Faerie Kat – With Bear Claws!”

  1. gt281 September 29, 2008 at 8:40 PM #

    That’s one kicking krazy kuddlie kurly kalico klawed katty kitten.
    …Kiss kiss…. 🙂

  2. Marvin September 29, 2008 at 10:29 PM #

    Nice job! How talented you are!

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