Thursday, October 10, 2019

SCULPTURE: "Weird Baby Rattle Jester"

I just finished this odd little project to surprise the grown daughter of a long-time friend of mine (from my high school days). My friend had posted a photo on FaceBook of a weird baby rattle from the 1930s. (I added the speech balloon to the photo.) Her daughter loved the rattle and wanted one. I searched online to see if I could find one for sale, but had no luck. I decided to see if I could do a facsimile of it to hang on her daughter's wall.
Here is the process...I used "Magic Sculpt" epoxy clay over a wooden base. I painted it with acrylics and gave the whole thing a very thin wash of brownish-gray to give it the aged look. then I coated the face with high gloss varnish.

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