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cleo
03-29-2001, 01:00 PM
Arlene scores again.

Thanks!

I'm going to try this.

cleo

arlene
03-29-2001, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by Fagan:
This is really kewl! I would love to try this out. What type of glue do you use? And...how do you get the figures to stand away from the background?

To glue the figures together I use plain ole elmers.

The way I get the figures to stand away from the background, is by using clear silicone glue. I'll glue a layer, let it harden a bit, then glue another layer till I see that it will stand the way I want. Then I'll add the figures etc.

The bottom of the figure is glued with elmers. The miniature (picture) is clued on with bondx white cement, which dries clear.


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Fagan
03-29-2001, 01:07 PM
Thanks Arlene! *SMILE*

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Pilan
03-29-2001, 01:58 PM
Arlene thank you for sharing how you make a paper sculpture. I am going to save these steps.

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Roan
03-29-2001, 02:07 PM
This would make a wonderful workshop article, Arlene http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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TeAnne
03-29-2001, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Roan:
This would make a wonderful workshop article, Arlene http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


Agreed.
Thanks for the insite, it's really interesting. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif BTW, thanks for the Hungry Piece for the project. Looks so good. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



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tammy
03-29-2001, 03:58 PM
Well I just had to check this out! That's neat!

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CkA
03-29-2001, 04:05 PM
This was great, Arlene. Thanks so much for sharing!

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kimcaplan
03-29-2001, 04:33 PM
Thanks Arlene,truly fabulous!What are the dimensions of your sculptures?Also if it is not too cheeky a question,would I be able to get prices of your stuff if I look at your website?Thanks again.Kim.

arlene
03-29-2001, 04:45 PM
Kim,
Prices are on my Art-Agent site. The link is: http://arlene.artistnation.com/

Roan and Teanne,
I'm intending to put together a full lesson this summer, probably on the fing flowers.

Thanks everyone...as I get more of it done, I'll post it. Then I'll post the final.

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Bruce Newman
03-29-2001, 06:57 PM
That was great, Arlene. Thanks for sharing your art. I've always wondered how you did that.

Bruce


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arlene
03-29-2001, 10:31 PM
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Today's work. Actually i should have finished this today, but as usual, life got in the way...

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arlene
03-30-2001, 12:21 AM
This piece is a takeoff of the biblical story of Joseph and the robe. Here are an abbreviated version of the steps I take.
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First an accurate line drawing
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I trace the individual shapes, then trace them onto the different papers, cut them out and start shaping and gluing the figures together.
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I put together my background.
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When I finish a figure, it get's glued onto the picture.


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arlene
03-30-2001, 12:35 AM
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Here's somewhat of a side view of the piece. Hard to show using the scanner.

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JeffG
03-30-2001, 12:45 AM
Very, very. very cool.

Did I mention that I thought this was cool?

I not only love the technique, but also your take on things.

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Fagan
03-30-2001, 12:55 AM
This is really kewl! I would love to try this out. What type of glue do you use? And...how do you get the figures to stand away from the background?

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Cap
03-30-2001, 12:56 AM
A great insight! Thanks!

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ArtyHelen
03-30-2001, 03:45 AM
SUPERB! Thank you, Arlene!!!

One question - what are the floor and walls made of? Just thick card like mountboard (the stuff used for 'mats' in picture framing)?
How do you glue that so that it's safe? Is it just glued along one edge where it connects to the back of the piece?

I really want to try this! Thanx so much for taking the time to show us, Arlene!

Helen



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ArtyHelen
03-30-2001, 04:42 AM
More questions! Sorry, but you've got me all fired up with this! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

What is Mum's hair made of?

Also, do you curl the faces before sticking them on, or have you shaded them with paint? It's wonderful the way the scanner is picking up a real '3D-ness'! And your brilliant painting on the clothes, etc, adds to that so much!

And the darker shadow under the mum's bum, ('butt' to you Americans!) - is that made with paint, or by pushing forward the hip and thigh section with silicone glue?

Cheers!

Helen

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arlene
03-30-2001, 07:36 AM
One question - what are the floor and walls made of? Just thick card like mountboard (the stuff used for 'mats' in picture framing)?

Actually all I use in the small ones for the walls and floor are heavyweight watercolor paper. (smooth surface)

For my big pieces I use foamcore (acidfree) and cover it with paper. The edge of the foamcore is cut at an angle to fit in correctly.

How do you glue that so that it's safe? Is it just glued along one edge where it connects to the back of the piece?

I assume you're talking about the walls and floor? I use elmers along the edge and then the floor and walls are propped up the same way as the people, with silicone glue. Underneath are big globs of silicone glue to hold it in place.

on my larger pieces I use foamcore wedges as well as the silicone glue.

What is Mum's hair made of?

Dolls hair wool.

Also, do you curl the faces before sticking them on, or have you shaded them with paint?

Paint is never used for shading. The shadows are formed by how the light hits the piece, just as in real life.

Yes each piece is first curled, folded,(see creases in mom's dress) scored, etc. before being glued to the next piece. Hair is put on before curling.

And the darker shadow under the mum's bum, ('butt' to you Americans!) - is that made with paint, or by pushing forward the hip and thigh section with silicone glue?

Again, that's done by shaping the pieces and then where it's placed on the picture. (Check out the side view again and you'll see that yes the silicone glue does push it forward a bit.

A great book on the subject is called <u>Paper Sculpture</u> by Nick Greco. You might want to pick it up. It goes into alot more detail, but the book is geared towards illustration and as such, most of the pieces are not in as much relief as mine.


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Unni
03-30-2001, 08:10 AM
Thanks Arlene for those steps in detail.

Excellent work.

Unni

ArtyHelen
03-30-2001, 08:35 AM
Thank you for your excellent detailed replies, Arlene! Your talent is amazing!

I'll check out that book, too!

Thanx!

Helen

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kimcaplan
03-30-2001, 03:47 PM
Fabulous work Arlene.I checked out your site{again} and will try to save up to purchase something gorgeous.Thanks again.Kim.

Berrell
03-30-2001, 04:25 PM
Arlene, I admire your patience. I really like seeing the step by step. It helps to convey even more just how they look. How was the show? Or is that THIS weekend?

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arlene
03-31-2001, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Berrell:
Arlene, I admire your patience. I really like seeing the step by step. It helps to convey even more just how they look. How was the show? Or is that THIS weekend?


THIS SUNDAY, BERRELL. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif WISH ME LUCK, AND IT WILL BE UP TILL MAY 25TH.

THANK YOU KIM. ANYTIME. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

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sandge
04-03-2001, 08:56 AM
Wow! I've often wondered how you made your paper sculptures. This is great! Thanks for sharing. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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GC
04-03-2001, 03:22 PM
This is fabulous thanks for all the time to share this with us.
I wan to save this, how can I do it?

I would love to do something like it.
My music producer friend in session in the studio, recording his hit songs.
How would I then display it and keep it for a long time, also to be viewed by others.
Can it be enclosed.

Ginette

paintartist
04-03-2001, 10:37 PM
this is great, i really like papermaking, have you tried to work with wet paper?
see ya
good luck

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rsmak
04-04-2001, 12:06 AM
Very interesting!
eosanna

bobsart
04-04-2001, 05:09 AM
Thanx....my daughter has got to see this. I'm glad someone's fingers show in a couple of photos, it helped visualize the scale.

arlene
06-26-2001, 12:59 PM
here are some pictures and brief steps i do in making a paper sculpture... you actually have to read down, because i think scott was making changes to the site at the time and some of the dates got messed up.

T-Rex
06-27-2001, 08:44 AM
:cat: Thank you for sharing and reposting the thread Arlene.:D .....Karen