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Melody Pena

"tea female foo two sides.jpg" by Melody Pena

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This is the female "Paint-your-own" foo-dog sculpture . She has been given a tea finish . This is the best kind of finish to see all the details , and it gives a piece a nice antique ivory look.

 These will be available unpainted from oour online store soon.  Windstoneeditions.com

25 Jul 2012:-) Marika Viklund
Ï already commented on this at DA, but it’s still amazing. 2 I reallt like this one. How do you do when you paint them with tea? Does it automatically get more colour in the umm, between the furs and stuff. The deeper parts. (fail at english...) XD

:-) Melody Pena replies: "If the gypsum is absorbent enough, the tea will naturally go into the details and show them very well. When it works, it looks great, but it doesn’t always turn out nicely. Since it is a stain, it depends on the consistency of the material you are using it on, so sometimes when I do this, the pieces come out blotchy.
We have done tea stain editions of peices by staining a hundred or so of them, and repainting the "fails" some other way.
This piece was stained using a brush dipped in strong tea."
26 Jul 2012:-) Marika Viklund
I see. Thank you! 2 I shall try it some day because it looks very nice! What’s gypsum?

:-) Melody Pena replies: "Very dense plaster. We call it "gypsum stone", because if you say "plaster" people assume it is light, soft and chalk-like. This kind isn’t; when it is cured, it is heavy and hard as a rock."
5 Sep 2012:-) Marika Viklund
Oh, I see! Then I think I have some already! 1 We call it Stone-plaster in swedish (stengips). It’s probably the same thing. 2
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'tea female foo two sides.jpg':
 • Created by: :-) Melody Pena
 • Copyright: ©Melody Pena. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Traditional, Asian, Figure, Lion, Guardian, Temple, Shishi, Fu-dog, Sculpture, Finish, Tea, Foo-dog, Female, Paint-your-own, Windstone
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Asian Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
 • Submitted: 2012-07-19 19:56:49
 • Views: 1101
 • Resolution: 800x420

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