Friday, April 16, 2010
Cannon's Birthday- Part Deux
Next I made the letters for Cannon's name. They are just rolled out coils that are about 3/16" to 1/4" in diameter bent in to the letter shapes. I lay the letters on to the grass to see if they will all fit well before pressing them in to place.
I decided when I laid the letters out that I would like them better if they were elevated a little from the base.
So I rolled out 1/2" coil of the green colored clay and place the coil across the front of the base.
I pressed only on the front of the coil when I pressed it down so that it would be lower in the front than in the back.
I then placed the letters on top of that coil and gently pressed them in to place.
I have a rubber stamp with my name on it. I stamped this in to the light green and placed it against the blue monster. Then dated it with marking '10 on it.
I placed a cone of yellow and red together and twisted them together then rolled that cone on my work area to smooth it to make the party hat.
The top of the party hat is just little tiny cones placed on the tip of the hat.
I added a giant number one to the blue monsters right side, he holds this with his hand.
Here is the way it all looks with the additions.
I am going to add some more things now.
I added another package with a bow and a banner to write on to the front of the letters.
Then another long rectangle package to the side where the baby bird is and then added a purple ribbon and a bow to that!
Here is the finished piece and it is baked. I have written on the banner and this also a better glimpse of the colors.
A closer look!
The back side of the piece and the blue and red monsters too.
This is the piece from the top and the right side of it.
This is the front and a closer look at the characters.
This is another view.
I signed the bottom from all of us.
A final look, a birds eye view.
Happy 1st Birthday Little Cannon.
Have a wonderful day!
The size of the base is 5" across and the height of the piece is about 3 1/2".
The weight of the piece is 10 ounces that is almost 5 blocks of clay.