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Many, many bookmarks!View Comments

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Oct 2nd, 2014

A set of five new bookmarks using designs from some of my art prints, including three dragons, Medusa, and a werewolf.

It occurred to me after all this time that I have a print featuring a dragon magically weaving in and out of books. I also have bookmarks. It never occurred to me that I really needed to combine the two!

I decided to see if any of my other pieces of artwork would look good as bookmarks. Not all of them would work for the highly vertical design, but this set of five turned out really nicely, I think. Along with the book dragon of "Open Book, Reveal Magic", my little candy corn hoarder with his sub tag "MINE!" made the cut, as did the grumpy bronze dragon, "Old Smokey". The sad Medusa and the stalking werewolf make an appearance as well.

Hope you like them!

Don't forget, I'm running a contest on Facebook. Once our page reaches 1,000 Likes, one winner will receive an 8.5" x 11" print of their choice! Just head over to this post on Facebook and follow the instructions to enter.

Win a free art print!View Comments

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Sep 13th, 2014

Are you interested in winning a free 8.5" x 11" print from me? I'm running a contest over on the Red Nebula Studios Facebook page!

Here's the direct link to the contest. Like the post and comment with your favorite fantasy creature for a chance to win. The winner will be randomly chosen when our Facebook page reaches 1,000 likes, so be sure to Like the page and share the contest and help get us there.

Cold Cast Griffon Wall PlaquesView Comments

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Sep 11th, 2014

Cold Cast Griffon Wall Plaques by Sarrah Wilkinson - A pair of cold cast griffon wall plaques, cast from my original sculpture, done in aluminum and bronze finishes.

I recently finished a griffon sculpture, a larger and more detailed version of the one I originally designed for my acrylic charms. I made a mold, and these are the first two cast finishes available from it, done with cold casting metal powders. The silvery one is cold cast aluminum, and the other is cold cast bronze.

Both finishes are now available from my Etsy store!

New Sketch - Keeper of the WildView Comments

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Sep 4th, 2014

A sketch of a lovely, pensive lady faun, dressed in tribal leathers and fur, with goat-like horns and ears.

I added a sketch for a new art piece I'm working on! This one got inspired by the costumers at Saboten Con last weekend.

Sculpt and mold for Smiley!View Comments

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Aug 28th, 2014 | Linked to: Smiley (Human Skull Mask)

A resin cast of my skull mask mold, done in white SmoothCast 65D.

It may only be the end of August, but I've already got a certain holiday on the brain. I figured it was a good time to add a nice, realistic human skull mask to my inventory! I call it "Smiley".

A work-in-progress oil-based clay sculpture for a mask in the shape of a realistic human skull. A work-in-progress oil-based clay sculpture for a mask in the shape of a realistic human skull.

This one was kind of a speed sculpt! I wanted to see how quickly I could take a relatively simple mask from conception to reality. The sculpture you see above is not quite finished, but I got to moving too quick and forgot to take pictures of the smoothed, refined version before I started molding it!

Starting to make a mold of my skull mask sculpture with Rebound 25 silicone. The outside of the finished mold of my skull mask. The finished mold of my skull mask, showing the silicone interior in its shell of FreeForm Air.

It follows my fairly standard process of molding - two initial layers of Rebound 25 silicone brushed on to capture all of the details, two more layers thickened with Thi-Vex (kind of "spatula'd" on like I was icing a very strange cake!) with a few mold keys (not shown) added, and then one final non-thickened layer to pretty up the surface and make sure there were no air pockets around my mold keys. FreeForm Air is used as the mother mold shell, in two halves, to hold the silicone's shape when the mold is cast. The final photo shows the interior of the finished mold.

Another view of my cast resin skull mask, showing how it looks while worn. A couple more views of my cast resin skull mask, showing it from the front and side.

And here's the cast version! It's a good look for me, I think. :)

Blank casts like these are available in our Etsy cosplay store. I will be doing some sample painted masks and even offering some custom ones, if people want 'em, after we get back from Saboten Con this weekend!

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