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Friday, June 10, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Paint Pins


So, I had an idea to take air modeling clay and shape into some of my little character's faces.
I attached a small pin to the back of them while they were drying.
It took about 4 days for the clay to dry.
I painted the faces of Madeline and Miss Kitty with
acrylics...
 then attached it to my daughter's back pack....
She loved it!
 They were fun to make, but I definitely need to work on creating these clay pins. The clay didn't dry as smooth as I thought....

 They were fun though. So this morning my kids and I molded some more shapes, we will post those in the future.

For more Paint Party Fun pop on over here, to Kristin and Eva's blog! There is so much great art to see.
See you there


33 comments:

Nelly said...

These are great! Your charaters turned into pins, what a great idea. Have a great weekend Heather!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i bet they were fun...they did not turn out bad, esp for a first try...another cute accessory! you will be a marketing machine when the book is made into a movie...smiles.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Oh My...how sweet...these are abolsutely beautiful.such gorgeous and special and unique treasures! You are so awesome!!
Shine on!
Victoria

wednesday said...

Wow, I am impressed that you were able to translate your painted characters into clay so well. These are so cute and sweet.

Joni Nickrent said...

Too! Too! CUTE! You are one creatively awesome girl!

NatashaMay said...

How adorable! Love the kitty! :)

The WoodWife said...

What a great idea!! I love your bunny header too!!

SaraLynn said...

These are so cool! It's always neat to see how 2D characters transform when they are created in a 3D medium...

Btw, I've nominated you for an award over at my blog!

Terrie said...

Too cute - I'm sure she loved it! Happy PPF

SHERI C said...

Loving the Kitty one! HAPPY PPF!

Christine said...

nice pins, surprised how long they took to dry! Maybe you could take a ceramics course to learn even more!

maddyrose said...

What made you think of making clay pins of your characters? They turned out really cute. I can't wait to see what else you and the kids came up with. Happy PPF

Jenny Blair said...

oooh, 3d creations of your beautiful artwork?! LOVE it! They came out just as cute and delicate and adorable as your paintings do...wonderful! :)x

Sacred Yoli said...

Adorable, and I think they came out great! They look very handmade, and I appreciate that.

Happy PPF! (too cute!)

Magic Love Crow said...

Heather, these pins are adorable! Excellent idea ;o) Have a wonderful day ;o) Stacy

art2cee2 said...

these are great1 I really love how you made them into your characters. I'll bet your daughter's friends love them too!! Be prepared she may come home from school with orders. Air dry clay shrinks quite a bit and sometimes distorts. Why don't you try white polymer clay. You can mold it, bake it in no time, paint when its dry and you don't have to wait four days. :-)

Marlene said...

What a fabulous fun idea. But then I would love Madeline on any thing or in any medium.

Netty said...

Such cute pins and am sure your daughter was thrilled. Happy PPF, Annette x

Rebecca Anthony said...

These are so cute Heather, you are bringing your characters to life(O:

Gloria said...

How fun, fun, fun! I've been twidling around with my polymer clay trying to decide what to make. Not sure yet. I love what you did and they are unique as kiki says. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend Heather.

Sophia said...

Gosh Heather....what a super brilliant idea of yours. They're clever AND cute. Woot! :)

Kristin Dudish said...

This is SO fun!!! I actually like the uneven texture (a lot!). This is such a great idea :)

Have a great weekend!

xo
Kristin

Anne said...

I love it!! So sweet!

Cameron said...

Those turned out adorably! What a fantastic idea!
...did you use paperclay? You can sand that to a smooth finish after it's dry :)

Dawn said...

How wonderful, your like making your own merchandise already ;0) Fimo is better than air dry (you bake it) so no waiting 4days and very smooth, you can always take a fine nail file and smooth the air dry if you like working with this though.

Love Dawn xx

BahamaDawn said...

such great pins! happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

So cute and lovely ... ;)

Pam Tucker said...

Oh they are adorable! I like the texture of air dry clay. :)

EVA said...

What fun! They are adorable!

Where will Madeline reside?

Her Speak said...

Eeee! Cute overload! :)

Giggles said...

Squeezable cute!! Your blog is such a joy! As are your characters! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

How cool to have personalized pins like those! Lovely characters.

Mmm said...

who could not love those? Wonderful.