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Episode 312 of Make it Artsy

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Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware drawer pulls from Apoxie Sculpt! Order Your Apoxie Sculpt!

Check out Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with Aves Apoxie Sculpt and found objects. Order Your Apoxie Sculpt!

Look over, under and all around for creative ideas on episode 312.
It airs on the Make It Artsy website starting at noon on Friday June 15, 2018 and runs for 7 days.

Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware drawer pulls from Apoxie Sculpt! Order Your Apoxie Sculpt! Check out Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with Aves Apoxie Sculpt and found objects. Order Your Apoxie Sculpt! Look over, under and all around for creative ideas on episode 312. It airs on the Make It Artsy website starting at noon on Friday June 15, 2018 and runs for...

Custom Action Figures

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actionfigure5Artist: Adam Crohn
Company: AC Custom Figures

I make 6″ super articulated custom action figures. Mostly superhero and sci-fi related characters. I usually start with a generic base, grind it down, and sculpt it back up with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Then paint the figure.

Products Used: I mostly use Aves 2 part Apoxie Sculpt. I prefer the white as I find it’s easier to work with and gives you a longer work time.

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Artist: Adam Crohn Company: AC Custom Figures I make 6" super articulated custom action figures. Mostly superhero and sci-fi related characters. I usually start with a generic base, grind it down, and sculpt it back up with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Then paint the figure. Products Used: I mostly use Aves 2 part Apoxie Sculpt. I...

The Wolf ‘London’

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Artist: Debra Mager
Company: Cinderella Mosaics

final-London-Before-picLondon, named after Jack London, who wrote Call Of The Wild, was a fantastic challenge for me. I’d never done anything quite so “serious” on such a deeply textured substrate, (I used Apoxie Sculpt in black to fill in the nooks and crannies). I collaborated with the client every step of the way. When I handed London to her (we met in Tennessee so I did not have to ship him) she teared up; she was so moved. What a reward that was for me! She has since given it to her son, who collects wolves, for his birthday. What a great gift giver she is!

20170727_CinderellaKrazyKatThis is called “Krazy Kat”. All the materials are imbedded in black AS. I love this method. I can decorate with all of my goofy doodads and don’t have to grout! He just sold.

Products Used:I used Apoxie Sculpt in black to fill in the nooks and crannies.

 

Artist: Debra Mager Company: Cinderella Mosaics London, named after Jack London, who wrote Call Of The Wild, was a fantastic challenge for me. I’d never done anything quite so “serious” on such a deeply textured substrate, (I used Apoxie Sculpt in black to fill in the nooks and crannies). I collaborated with the client every...

The Clown Birds

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Recently I was invited to create some art for the Grand Opening of Quirks Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia with their opening theme of a Circus/Sideshow.
I had just completed Michael deMeng’s online workshop – The Twisted Toyshop. The workshop inspired me to give a twist to some bird assemblages I make and with that I came up with “The Clown Birds”. The bird assemblages are all wood. The little hats and clown masks, and circus outfits are all made with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. I also use Aves Apoxie Sculpt for securing all the pieces, which never fails me, I have complete assurance that everything will remain intact. The Fortune Teller was constructed using Aves Apoxie Sculpt as well. I am a complete addict when it comes to your Apoxie Sculpt. When I first discovered it, through Sandra Evertson’s Relics and Artifacts Tribe on Facebook, it totally took my art to a new level. It is the one staple in my studio, I will never be without. I usually order online through Amazon, but I was sent here today because I am taking another one of Michael deMeng’s classes, Strange Tales-Magic and Miracles and he told us about going straight to your sight and using his name for 10% off. That’s when I saw that I could up load some photos and have the opportunity to Thank you for such a great product!

 

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Recently I was invited to create some art for the Grand Opening of Quirks Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia with their opening theme of a Circus/Sideshow. I had just completed Michael deMeng's online workshop - The Twisted Toyshop. The workshop inspired me to give a twist to some bird assemblages I make and with that...

Make it Artsy – Sculpt household hardware

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312 – Under and Over

Look over, under and all around for creative ideas. Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware from clay. Candie Cooper embosses on leather and Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with clay and found objects. Jane Dunnewold talks about setting goals.

Cut, emboss and paint metal on segment 308-1 with Julie Fei Fan Balzer on the Make It Artsy YouTube channel.

And remember to catch Make It Artsy Series 300 now airing Fridays at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm on Create TV . Check your local listings!

312 – Under and Over Look over, under and all around for creative ideas. Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware from clay. Candie Cooper embosses on leather and Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with clay and found objects. Jane Dunnewold talks about setting goals. Cut, emboss and paint metal on segment 308-1 with Julie...

Taxidermy in Action

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Ever wonder how Aves products are used in taxidermy? D. Price makes it look easy!

Ever wonder how Aves products are used in taxidermy? D. Price makes it look easy! Whitetail ear butts with Critter Clay Whitetail ear butts with Critter Clay Whitetail eyes with Critter Clay Eyes and head rebuild with Apoxie Sculpt Whitetail Whitetail head rebuild with Apoxie Sculpt, ear butts with Critter Clay

Make it Artsy – Upcycle Vintage Bottles

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Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor in Episode 310 of Make it Artsy!

310 – Finishing Touches: Check out Sandra Evertson’s up-cycled vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Make It Artsy 300 series is scheduled to start airing on Public Television stations across the country on Thursday, September 28, 2017 ~ As seen on Make It Artsy!

Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor in Episode 310 of Make it Artsy! 310 – Finishing Touches: Check out Sandra Evertson's up-cycled vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Make It Artsy 300 series is scheduled to start airing on Public Television stations across the country on...

The Friends of Myl

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oconnorvertArtist: Peter OConnor
Company: Strangeblood Designs
Title: the Friends of Myl
Bio: Changed from metal and wood to this medium due to my new diagnosis of MS, kinda messed with my hands.

Little creatures that I’ve been building that represent the many problems my MS has brought on since my Dx in Dec. ’16.
Axon the Plentiful (the bunny) is my mental manic/anxiety stuff, Nore the Damaged (the donkey) gets his name from Norepinephrine and represents the depression (plus my dad loved Eeyore so…), Felo d’Se the Unpleasant  (the tentacle thing) is the nastier moods that bug me, plus I have others in progress, so many more.

View Peter’s Online Gallery

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Artist: Peter OConnor Company: Strangeblood Designs Title: the Friends of Myl Bio: Changed from metal and wood to this medium due to my new diagnosis of MS, kinda messed with my hands. Little creatures that I've been building that represent the many problems my MS has brought on since my Dx in Dec. '16. Axon...

Beautiful Bezel Pendants with Lynne Simon Suprock

What a creative Apoxie Sculpt tutorial; Learn how to mix, smooth, paint, and seal Aves Apoxie Sculpt with Lynne Simon Suprock so that you can design beautiful bezel pendants. Apoxie Sculpt air dries rock hard, and has a porcelain like finish. Absolutely gorgeous color effects can be achieved when used with Alcohol Inks!

What a creative Apoxie Sculpt tutorial; Learn how to mix, smooth, paint, and seal Aves Apoxie Sculpt with Lynne Simon Suprock so that you can design beautiful bezel pendants. Apoxie Sculpt air dries rock hard, and has a porcelain like finish. Absolutely gorgeous color effects can be achieved when used with Alcohol Inks!

Make It Artsy 304 – Bricks Need Mortar, They Don’t Stand Alone

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Hi Friends & Aves Fans! Aves Apoxie Sculpt is being featured on this super crafty show! Don’t just build it – build it better with Make It Artsy!

Don’t just build it – build it better with Make It Artsy!

Combine materials with inspiration to make contemporary art on episode 304. It airs on the Make It Artsy website starting at noon on Friday January 19, 2018 and runs for 7 days.

304 – Bricks Need Mortar – They Don’t Stand Alone

Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps fabric embellishments for book covers and more. Debbi Simon combines clay with uncommon materials to create unique 3-D pieces. Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen prints with stencils and Mary Hettmansperger adds shine to metalwork with mica.

Hi Friends & Aves Fans! Aves Apoxie Sculpt is being featured on this super crafty show! Don’t just build it – build it better with Make It Artsy! Don’t just build it – build it better with Make It Artsy! Combine materials with inspiration to make contemporary art on episode 304. It airs on the...