lunes, 23 de abril de 2012

Figura africana

Hace un tiempo  me atreví con esta figura que vi en la web de Utilisima. Me pareció muy decorativa y fácil de hacer así que me puse manos a la obra y este es el resultado.
No pongo la lista de materiales y el modo de hacerlo porque está perfectamente explicado en el enlace de Utilisima.


Some time ago I saw this figure on Utilisma web. I think it's very decorative and easy to make so I got down to work and this is how it turned out.
You have the supplies and the how to on the web in spanish. 


Supplies:
A piece of wood 8 x 8 cm and 2 cm thick
1.50 m of aluminum wire
Cardboard roll 20 cm long and 5 cm diameter (I used a kitchen roll)
Newspaper
Masking tape
Two-component putty, clay...
White cotton cloth
White glue
Acrylic paint: chocolate brown, orange, beige



How to:
1. Make a hole in the center of the piece of wood. Shape the wire to form the body, arms and head.
2. Cut along the cardboard rollwrap the part of the wire that forms the body with the newspaper to give it volume. Put it into the cardboard  roll. With masking tape, strengthen it.
3. Pass the wire through the hole of the wood and fix it with the putty. Model the arms, neck and head, adding clay on the wire. Model the baby.  Leave until it's completely dry.

4. Soak the cotton cloth  in white glue, to make the dress tunic, turban and the kanga (cloth used to carry babies especially in East Africa). 
5. "Dress" the body with the cloth. Let it dry.
6. Paint with  chocolate brown  the skin and clothing with orange. Leave white the turban and the kanga. 
You can add accesories like pots, bowls, earrings...





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7 comentarios:

  1. wow this is so amazing...you are so creative.

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  2. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    This is gorgeous!

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  3. Wow! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Amazing, i really like that. Thank you for sharing. I'm now a member via GFC
    http://sparkleandco.blogspot.com

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  4. thank you for linking it up at our party at
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ very unique. thanks for sharing how you made it!

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  5. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  6. Great job & I love the little baby peeking out of the sling. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  7. I love this very much and your directions are clear enough, but I would have liked to see step by step photos of how it was done. You are so creative and I would love to learn this process. It's easier for me to pick up things visually.

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