Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Semperviren, New Workshop

This is Semperviren, which means everlasting. She is the gaurdian of the forest. Semperviren is eternal: she has always been with us and always will.
This is a new workshop class that is available for hands on teaching, available as of July,2011.
This multi-technical and mixed media piece uses a variety of techniques including creating a full body armature, drip-wash painting, free-form ink drawing on a stuffed body, creating a clay mask, and more!

A body is sewn from a template.

                                            Full body armature is created for attaching doll to base.

                                              Special painting techniques are applied to stuffed body

                            Designs are drawn onto the body with ink, incorporating the drip wash into the designs.
                                                   Partially drawn design onto the doll's stuffed form

Doll is attached to base, clay mask is created and painted and driftwood is added for interest. Bark, spanish moss, acorns and alder bark are added elements in the finishing.