Arlene’s Birdy

Remember The Deerclayer post and how we conspired to make hounds tooth-covered animals to give to Arlene Groch at this years’ Clayathon?

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Well I have been into birdies lately and my Clayathon  hounds tooth contribution was a hounds tooth covered birdy.  I made the core from aluminum foil and newspaper which I covered with scrap clay, painted him with white acrylic paint and baked him.

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Then I covered the birdy with cane slices

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And baked again (his beak is painted with liquid clay tinted with acrylic paint)

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I fashioned a birdy perch so Arlene could hang him in her studio without taking up any precious work space.

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 Sqwawk!

 

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I antiqued him with a mixture of liquid clay and white acrylic paint for a muted look.

I think he looks content; don’t you?

2 responses to “Arlene’s Birdy

  1. He does indeed look cute, and he has a place of honor in my studio, where I can see and enjoy him every day. I can almost hear him chirping away and encouraging me to keep on claying!
    Thanks again, Martha. You’re the best

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