Thursday, November 6, 2008

Collaboration with Debra Linker: Part 2

Things are moving right along with the ornaments. I am able to manage crafting 1 to 2 sets of them a night. Other than my 1 year old frying my laptop with cup of coffee I should have set out of her

Like John MaCain says, "That One."

Not much else to write but I have a few more pictures of the crafting process to those who are interested.
This is who I have dubbed 'pancake santa'. He is basicaly the shape of one of my pancakes. I never get them round. Do you? Here I am just getting the shape worked out.

Here I am just adding some details...

"pancake" is all done and ready to be baked!
The shapes and style that Debra uses for "Folksy Santa" paintings are fantastic to work with. It's very hard to get bored with them. I think that's why I have so much fun making them. This is the fun triangle shaped santa.

I'm basically just hammering out the shape here...

Adding the beard....see it there? On the side? lol

All done and ready for baking!
That's it for now!
La Te Dough

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Collaboration with DebraLinker

When I first came to to set up my shop I began to scout out the Holiday section to see how I would fit in with all the other shops. One of the first shops that I spotted was and her adorable "Folksy Santa" series of Christmas cards I immediately fell in love with them and decided after I made my first sale those cards would be the first thing I would buy.
A month or so later I made my first sale and the first thing I did was, you guessed it, I bought those cards. Soon after Debra and I began messaging back and forth admiring each others work and soon we decided to collaborate and give each other permission to make and sell designs inspired by each others designs.

Well, I'm so excited to say that I finally have begun the crafting of her "Folksy Santa" ornaments and decided that it would be fun to show some of the progression of what goes in to making dough art and especially the dough art inspired by Debra's "Folksy Santa's".

Here are some being baked!

And here are some of the first ones I made in the series monday night all ready to go to my mom's house to be painted!

That's it for now! I will add more pics as I progress!

Bye for now!

La Te Dough