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5" jointed doll and in a handscultped shrine on wood. Bird is winding her key.
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Monustone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
How did you make the shrine? It looks like hand carved wood! You are one of my idols in sculpting arts! your detail work is just so beautiful!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The background is thin wood that I had custom cut in the gothic arch shapes. One of them was split to make matching doors, but those are glued to either side. I then sculpted the ornate stuff using black polymer clay. I really get lost in details. And Ive always loved the good bones in antique furniture and architecture. They look so good even worn and pared down to nothing because of it.
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Monustone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I agree! I would love to see some more of those from you!
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Snickersnee13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Your work is beautiful, I love it.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
oh yeah and what do you mean by the wood being seasoned well?Did you stain it first? do you have a certain place that you suggest getting wood? Thanks so much for taking the time to answer me. :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Any kind of craft wood will work. the wood was dry and rolled into a panel. You dont want grainy wood that might drip sap when it gets hot. You can pre bake it to test if it will.
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I am sorry for asking so many questioins but I am just amazed at everything you have done. Did you have to use something to adhere the polymer clay details to the wood or does it just naturally become one with the wood when you cook it. Also when you adhere the figure to the wood do you just use a rod. Do you use any sort of glue?and what kind? I tried making a figure with a rod but I don't think it worked quite right. Should i cook my figure with a rod sticking out and then drill a hole in my base to secure it.? Once again sorry for the questions.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The polymer does stick to the wood but if you need more stickiness rubb the wood with some oil. It sticks well to the wood but if you have a very hard wood adding glue and drying that first would help.

after sculpting and baking the figure, drill your hole and add a peg.
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i was wondering. All the detail on the wood, is that made of clay?? did you put that on the wood and then cook the wood and clay together? It's really nice!!!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.

The background is a thin panel of wood I had custom cut. Then I sculpted all the black edging and designs on it using black polymer clay. Yes you can bake the clay with wood and paper even hair. Some wood will leak sap or sometimes crack if its not seasoned well.
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zephyrdreams Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Beyond beautiful.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi girley:)
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PumpkinPieSoup Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
She's beautiful! I love love love her hands position and the bird winding her up.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I think your the first to mention the bird! I sculpted him too and he is only an inch long. isnt he sweet for winding her key?:D
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PumpkinPieSoup Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The bird is a little darling. Birds and fairies do well together. ^^
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AFY Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and delightfully haunting.
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StefaniaRusso Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wowww.... Your gallery is truly amazing... I love your doll... You're a great talent! :love:
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is such a gorgeous piece, love the pose, love the panels in the background. I love all your work :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there:wave: Thanks The panels really added alot I think. I had to order specialy cut wood to make them. Id like to work with shadowboxes,but cost of getting nice ones is too high.
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pureshaktifire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
What a great original concept! Beautifully realized, edgy in a soft way....love this.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:D
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doyveyant Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is inspiring and quite universal. Thank you for sharing.[link]
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome:)
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg.. at a loss for words.. it's that awesome :clap:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:DThanks. where ya been sweety?
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larkin-art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
incredible. :wow:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks She sure took me along time to finish:)Im so pleased with the whole mini environment.
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
She is great! Love the whole idea!!
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SushiiKun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Oh wow, that's SO pretty! D8 <3
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Very beautiful and eerie Anita :) Nice job :) I am working on one too :) started it over the holidays but now finally after today I should be able to go back into the studio :D :clap: Happy New Year by the way , wishing you the best 2010 :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Connie. Happy new year:)
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Ur welcome :)
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allison712 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :woohoo: [link]
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! It's such a neat idea and all the little details~
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:) I like it too. its something like a pop up book in feel. Fun to decorate a whole image too instead of just the figure for a change.
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
OOOOoooooo~ That is so amazing!
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful art piece:clap:
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gaffanon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
A beautiful piece. I love it
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - uniquely beautiful with a hint of something unsettling! :clap:
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Kamillie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
she is just perfect!!!!!!! her innocent face in contrast with the dark detail on the frame...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dark sculpting sistah!:D
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Kamillie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
:hug: You are very,very welcome ;)
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beutiful peice!!I love her expresion and all the detail in the frame!I really love the feel of this peice!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend :D
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!!I love your style!!
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hans Christian Anderson by way of Edgar Allan Poe; eerily, hauntingly beautiful...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fair comparison since I used to read both in my nerdy solitude.. leaning heavy to the Poe;)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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u40D,S500,uD500
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10/20 second
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9 mm
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Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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