A few weeks ago I posted about my first Paperclay sculpture, Rune Doggie. With the leftover Paperclay product, I decided to make him a little pal, Pumpkin Patch. It is quite the challenge to make anything hollow in a round shape, but I used a combination of wire and foil to make it happen. Pumpkin Patch is a little lopsided, but when I visited a real pumpkin patch earlier this week, I noticed that many of them weren’t perfect.
For the first time ever, I used Paperclay and ended up with this little guy. At first I was trying to make a cat but soon realized that he looked more like a dog (and as someone put it “with a big head”). After waiting for him to dry, I sanded him to smooth him out and then decided I was going to paint him a Halloween theme. I started with an orange base, let it dry overnight, then one afternoon I painstakingly painted very tiny symbols over him. It took several hours, fine brushes, and a very steady hand for the fine detail.
The symbols I chose to use on this doggie were runes, but I also used other universal symbols that I will discuss in another post on my writing page. Since my little doggie was covered in these symbols and I intended him to be a Halloween theme, I decided that his costume is in fact a rune costume. For his eyes, I added tiny amethyst stones.
His name? Rune Doggie.