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First Time Makin’ Paper Clay

April 9, 2017

Howdy! Decided to try my hand at making my own paper clay. I’ve been using the store-bought kind but it is quite expensive. Looked up a couple of you tube videos and went for it today. Got this recipe from: http://www.ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay.

I am very happy with my first go at it. I added a couple of things to make it last longer, kosher salt and Cream of Tar Tar. Been using these in homemade play dough for years so thought it couldn’t hurt. I also watched: https://youtu.be/F4KLDqzQxBI. Some great tips from this guy. It could have been smoother, so I’ll work on that next time.

I wanted to make some more “boxes” for a project like this one which was a small wood box to begin with. But it is hard to find boxes just right.

So I had this idea of making my own while washing my cherry tomatoes one day, thinking the size of the tray was just right. What if I build my clay around this “substrate”? So here I am, doing one of my favorite things… experimenting.

This is my first try. Added glue (Aleene’s Taky glue was great for this).

I quickly realized my screws were too short and not in very tight so I revamped that idea. By the time I got to the fourth one I realized that I had this clay on pretty thick, as I had almost used up all my clay. So I finally rolled it out to make it thinner and even. That seems to have worked well.

Just waiting for them to dry to see how strong they really are… TO BE CONTINUED!

Enjoy ~emm

Sally Fun

March 8, 2017

SallyFatEyenNose100     This is Sally’s Eye.

SallyFatNose100     Sally’s Nose.

SallyFatWhiskers100     Yep, Sally’s whiskers.

SallyFatLarge100     All close-ups from this photo that I’ve been having a lot of fun with. Sally Fun.

Now, I’m not the inventor of Sally Fun. Almost every morning my son Jackson comes out of his room claiming he’s late because Sally jumped up on his bed when his alarm went off and she made him stay in bed longer to cuddle, having Sally Fun. Sweet, I know.

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MORE SALLY FUN

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Enjoy!   -emm

A Week in the Life of a Leaf

February 18, 2017

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I miss my leaf.

BlueBerry Fantasy Film Wings by Emily M. Miller

September 29, 2014

Blueberry Fantasy Film Wings by EMM

Here are my BLUEBERRY Wings! Now showing at the Made In Clarkdale Corner Gallery. Along with a whole bunch more wings I’ve made in smaller form. And some other funky things. The show is called The ART of Mystery, Mysticism and Motion. Exhibit dates go through the end of October. See more details here: http://themmmshow.org/

BlueberrySide72I love all the colors in this pair. It’s mostly made from Blue Nile Fantasy Film. There’s also Watermelon, Aurora, Krista’s Eyes, In the Glen, In the Forest and Spring Morning. See more here if you please: http://artglitter.com/retail/fantasyfilm.htm

BlueberryCloseup72Here’s a close up of the back side. Awesome reflecting colors!

BTW, I have a mini-opening night on October 10th from 5-8pm. I’ll be demonstrating wing making with Fantasy Film.

Hope to see you there.

Enjoy ~emm

Makin Blue Wings

September 13, 2014

Furiously making a set of wings for the Mystery, Mysticism and Motion show coming up next Friday!

Go to: http://themmmshow.org/ for more info.

 

Wings by Emily M Miller

Just wanted to share. More Later.
Wings by Emily M Miller

My sweet helper Sally. She thinks I’m crazy.

 

Sally the CatEnjoy! Emm

Nicho by Emily M. Miller

August 14, 2014

Howdy! Good to be back. I’m going to share with you today one of my creations from Art Unraveled a couple of weeks ago. When I took the class I wanted to learn about Polymer Clay and I loved the Mexican Tin Shrine idea so here we are.

Altered Mexican Tin Shrine by Emily M. MillerThis started out as silver. The door is glass, covered with Polymer Clay stamped designs. My teacher Laurie Mika, was wonderful. See her blog here: http://mikaarts.com/wordpress/

Altered Mexican Tin Shrine by Emily M. MillerHere’s the inside. I had created a polymer clay piece to put inside, but these wings looked so perfect I abandoned that idea. I’ll save it for another time. Recognize the glitter paper on the inside of the door???

Altered Tin Shrine by Emily M. MillerHere are my class mates with Laurie in front. Great time! I have lots of ideas on more shrines. Must make more!

Tin and Clay Shrine Class at Art Unraveled 2014More on my other classes soon. Enjoy ~emm

Fantasy Film Angel Wings by Emm

October 24, 2012

Here’s a sneak peek at the Angel Wings I’ve created with Fantasy Film at Art Glitter. They are for The Rocks TV show that Art Glitter is a sponsor of. The wings will first be worn this Saturday night at their Halloween party by the producer of the show. And then they will be used on the show, which has just begun shooting, or will soon.

Side view. I’m VERY happy with how they are turning out. This is the first time I’ve envisioned how a design will look, and had it actually work out. Beautifully. Have a little more work to do. Almost done!

Angel Wings made from Fantasy Film of Art Glitter by Emily M. Miller

Here’s a shot without the flash. SO EXCITED. I’ll take more photos when done, some in the sun! And photos at the event. Stay tuned…!