this came from school the other day, a little squished during its journey home. i thought it was just brilliant. (disclaimer: i am horribly biased, sharing 50% of my DNA with the artist.) i just love the bird’s-eye-view perspective…
it’s a whale, coming up for air.
i thought it was a neat idea to create a scene within the frame of a jewel case of a cd and i wanted to try my hands at it. why do kids get to have all the fun?
i used modelling clay. rainbow packs can be found at dollar and craft stores. better quality clay or plasticine can be found in some craft shops, educational supply stores and specialty art stores. i have made my own play dough before but i don’t have a recipe for plasticine or a clay that wont dry out. if you know of a recipe, feel free to share.
i used a toothpick to help manipulate the littlest bits of clay. the clay, especially after you work it with your hands for a while, tends to stick to fingers. the toothpick helped me lift and place the clay as needed for the scene i wanted to make.
having gone through the process, i will say that this is one of those crafts best left to children with nimble little fingers…and professionals ;-)
next time, i will write about an artist who falls into the latter category. i’m pretty sure i share no genetic matter with her, so no biases there. she is just plain good and talented.