Today I'm really happy because finally have a finished project that I can show and talk about, lol!
Some days ago, scrolling through my Pinterest, I bumped into a curious artifact that shows what seems to be someone driving a flying machine.
Kind of a "no big deal" indeed but its an object from a civilization that lived about 3.000 years ago, the Olmecs!
Mostly known from the colossal heads they left us (that one day I hope to do one too), I must confess that when I started this project I thought it was a Mayan or Aztecan artifact.
So, its recipe?
First I roughly drew the figure on a piece of cardboard,
then covered with paper clay (from a simple batch of chewed paper+water+glue)
and left it to dry ... :)
As its hot it took only some hours to dry. Afterwards and to distract my eyes from all the texture left by the paper clay, I covered all with sheet of toilet paper and, with air drying modeling paste, remade some details specially the head. Also used a sharp tool to "scratch" the thing here and there ;)
If you ever watched my YouTube channel you probably heard me talking about what google translator translates as "bitumen" although its not what google images shows me... Its a wonderful super fast drying paste that I'm absolutely enchanted about and have been using lots.
On this piece, even before doing the scratchings, I used the bitumen t cover some gaps, redefining designs, etc.
Everything dried and ready, time to paint fun!
For the paint fun I was hoping to achieve some rusty kind of look so I splashed all with burnt sienna with several touches of blue, red and orange.
Not satisfied, ended up by applying metallic gold highlight and a coat of water based varnish.
And voilá, it was basically it! ;)
Please bare in mind that I wasn't aiming to do a proper copy.
Actually my paper mache historical props are more of an expressionist impression of an historical item that in the end, I hope, looks kind of fun and somewhat kitsch but with a overall "please remember history" message :)
Thanks for visiting, share it and DO this at home, have fun! ;)