The paints I use are a heat set oil paint that is made from the same stuff that polymer clay is made of, so once it's heat set, it becomes a part of the clay underneath. The painting process is exactly the same as painting a normal oil painting. I see these sculptures as little round canvases. Usually the figurines end up being around 4" high with their perches, so are a little under life size.
|Songbirds in their undies|
Here's a little collection of sculpted birds in their undies, waiting for their turn in the "dressing room". Or should I call them blank canvases? No. They're alive and kicking and screaming for their clothes!
Next are 3 of the same birds with their "clothes on", along with some silk leaves and moss for extra accessorizing. We all need our accessories, you know.
|Red Breasted Nuthatch|
|Red Breasted Nuthatch 2|