Welcome everyone who is following the “Inspired Remnants” book tour! I am stop #9. I hope that after reading my entry you will also visit (or re-visit) past stops on the tour to see how other artists are using Aves products in their work. Aves’ clay is what the book “Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams” is all about. And don’t forget to keep following the blog stops until May 19th, there will be a big party at the end on the Apoxie Clay and Epoxy Clay facebook page.
I was really happy to be asked to submit work to Kerin Gale’s recent book called “Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams”. Mainly because it was high time someone wrote a book about Aves products and how instrumental they are for 3D collage, crafts, doll making, and taxidermy.
I think it was very shortly after I started making dolls in 2003 that a fellow artist recommended I try Aves after seeing me struggle with breakage when shipping my work or creating delicate things like nimble fingers or horns. Now years later I don’t know what I would have done without that advice. I use Aves products to strengthen my dolls. Many of my dolls are made with Apoxie® Sculpt and the pretty parts like… well the head… is made with paperclay or polymer clay. I know a lot of people sculpt with Aves and I haven’t gotten into that too much – though after looking at Kerin’s book, I can’t wait to start extending what I can do with Aves products.
It was almost no surprise when I took a workshop with Michael DeMeng last year that he was a fan of Aves as well and encouraged all of us to use it. Not only does Apoxie® Sculpt hide seams in 3D collage work but it makes for a magnificent glue.
As a part of my blog stop on the book tour, I wanted to share a few photos of the way I typically use Apoxie® Sculpt in my work. Here is a finished piece and one that was really fun to create. A customer sent me a broken Mother and Jesus statue. She wanted to repair the head on Baby Jesus. I added my own twist of course. Aves is great for not only covering breakages in statues and doll work but for creating all new works of art from broken pieces.
And the “Broken Hearted” doll that was featured in the book:
Now for the fun part: win prizes!
Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only because of the high cost of shipping overseas). Access to Online Workshops and Digital Collage Sheets will be sent anywhere, worldwide.
HOW TO WIN: Leave a comment! Get more chances to win by leaving your comment along the stops in the blog tour. Preferably, when you leave a comment, you should provide a link to your post about the book tour (facebook, twitter, your blog, etc.) Each post is worth one entry in my drawing. At the end I will randomly pick from the comments and the prizes will be distributed from the suppliers.
A) “Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams” by Kerin Gale. It’s what the book tour is all about.
B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas) from http://AvesStudios.com.
C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits. You can see her very unique and cool collection at http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php
E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak. This is the formula in the book that has the longer cure time. If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056. He was the technical adviser for the book so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need.
Book & Online Workshop Bundles from Kerin Gale
Special Pricing for the Book Tour: $5 off
All you need to do is put “Strange Dolls” in the notes when you check out through Paypal and you will receive the $5 back.
Resin Clay Pendants Workshop + Book = $35 + shipping (only $30)
Vintage Gentleman Workshop + Book = $40 + shipping (only $35)
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Both Workshops + Book = $70 + shipping (only $65)
And finally, there will be Grand Prizes For Book Reviews*
* Please note prizes include shipping to U.S. addresses only.
As a part of this blog tour, any reader that writes a review of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to email@example.com will be entered into a drawing to win one of these prizes:
You can win:
Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to visit each artist for the rest of the tour. Here is the schedule:
List of participating artists and their sites
|May 1||Kerin Gale||Remnants of Olde|
|May 2||Alicia Caudle||Altered Bits|
|May 3||Lesley Venable||Flatwoods Folk Art|
|May 4||Christine Lehto||Lilly Bug Studio|
|May 5||Seth Apter||The Altered Page|
|May 6||Nancy Perennec||Little Bit Wired|
|May 7||Jen Cushman||ICE Queen Zine|
|YOU ARE HERE:||Beth Robinson||Strange Dolls|
|May 10||Brenda Schweder||Brenda Schweder Jewelry|
|May 11||Esther Verschoor||Vanessie Art Dolls|
|May 12||Kecia Deveny||Lemoncholys Flight of Fancy|
|May 13||Rachel Whetzel||A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal|
|May 14||Shannon LeVart||MissFickleMedia.com|
|May 15||Marlaine Verhelst||Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls|
|May 16||Lisa Jurist||Mud Hound Studio|
|May 17||Michelle Bernard||Yesterdays Trash|
|May 18||Kerin Gale||Remnants of Olde Alan Rogerson feature|
|May 19||Facebook Party!||Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page|