clay faces

Some little faces I had been working on with the intention to turn them into brooches. Unfortunately when I applied varnish they smudged.

I tested both liquid and spray varnish beforehand and found the spray to have a better result. I didn't
think I sprayed enough on the test so perhaps I over compensated on these. Oh well. All part of the process I suppose. Next time I will try drawing them completely in paint and no markers to avoid any smudging at all!

20 comments:

Mallory said...

these are adorable! i love the fellow with the stubble. that's so disappointing that the varnish smudged them.

Lyn said...

they are so lovely :). Love 'em!

Meg said...

You are most clever! These are just so personable.

Pip Lincolne said...

I love these so much!!!
xx

Bexy said...

gorgeous!
Boo to that stinkin varnish!

Kirsty said...

Evie...they are fantastic! Such a shame about the smudge but yes I agree all part of the process.

It might be worth asking Claire what she used for the Kokeshi?

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh they are just exquisite! It's a shame they have smudged but I hope you find another solution. Are you going to sell them? They are so gorgeous!

Noelia said...

They are really cute!!

I wish we could get that clay here, but we dont! hahaha :D

teddybearswednesday said...

THese are beautiful Evie! I love them!

sophie said...

Nice work! Nice try! ^-^

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

i would definitely buy one!

becka said...

Wow Evie, I really love these!

Kylie said...

Oh Evie, they are AMAZING!!! I just love them. Can't see the smudges or was this a 'before' shot? Such a shame but at least you know now. Can't wait for your finished ones - are you going to sell them? Yes please! :) K

Claire said...

It's like each one has it's own personality.. fantastic!

Brit said...

These are so cute! They would make lovely brooches! What a bummer they smudges...!

muchlove said...

I LOVE these. Too bad about the smudging, but it's part of the process. I used to make clay pendants, and I have LOADS of failed attempts - most of which I still keep (don't know why). I like to think I'm not doing enough if I haven't made mistakes :)

Conversation Pieces said...

they're lovely... like a royal tenenabaums family :) blah to the bad varnish for smudging them!

13mimosa said...

I love them too - Clare at Loobylu had something similar happen to her recently - but she found a varnished that coped - read back over the last month and it may help!

Bexy said...

hello again - just saw these on Pip's blog - yep, still loving them to pieces!

Bert said...

Hi, I just wanted to compliment you on these fantastic faces. I'd love to buy one (or more!) if you do get around to making brooches out of them. Will keep an eye on your blog!