In this update for the Gwilliam campaign, director Brian Lonano and I talk about art toys, goblins, and creating small glimpses into other worlds.
I always enjoy reading about other people’s process, so I thought I’d share some of my own. Here’s some information about what went into the creation of the Gwilliam Finger Puppets. You can buy them online for a limited time and have a creepy cutie of your own! The finger puppets and other prizes are helping to raise money to cover production costs for Brian Lonano’s upcoming short, Gwilliam–a gross love story between man and goblin, starring William Tokarsky of “Too Many Cooks”! It’s going to be weird and awesome–check it out and SUPPORT GOBLIN LOVE <3
These GLOW IN THE DARK Gwilliam Finger Puppets make the perfect nighttime companion. Only 5 made! Get yours and support goblin love!
The “ROY G BIV” collection of Gwilliam Finger Puppets is now available for purchase. Only one of each color (7 total), priced at $30 each. Support weird local film!
Making the mold and pulling the first cast! Painting to come. Get your very own Gwilliam and support weird local film!
Atlanta folks, come check out the Froyo Fella prototype in person! He’ll be joined with other sweet cuties June 13th at Paper Ghost Studio, 6-10 pm. http://paperghoststudio.com/
In the coming weeks, I’ll be finishing up production on an edition of 18 Froyo Fellas. There will be 6 different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, vanilla/ chocolate swirl, and vanilla/ strawberry swirl. One of each will have rainbow sprinkles! More progress pictures to come :)
Making the prototype for an edition of finger puppets to promote Brian Lonano’s upcoming short film, Gwilliam–a terrible love story between man and goblin! The edition will be cast in urethane rubber to make them flexible. Follow the link to support the film on indiegogo and get one of these adorable goblins while supplies last! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gwilliam-short-film-by-brian-lonano#/story
I used Brush-on 40 to cast and paint the flexible cast and Free Form Air/ acrylic for the small rigid bits.
Free Form Air epoxy clay tinted with So-Strong pigments. These little barnacles will get paint later ;).
Because the cast is thin, it stays flexible. I’m actually going to use it concave, how it’s shown in the bottom right. The cast is made through applying thin layers of a tinted urethane rubber. Painting to come!
Taking molds of vegetables with Rebound 40. It was way easier than I thought it would be. I can’t wait to try casting these in rubber!
The bubbles are created by little pockets of air that get trapped in the silicone mold. The resin fills the bubbles during the casting process, forming warts! They can usually be picked off pretty easily.
I made the lettuce by making a stamp for each side with Sculpey moldmaker, and then trimming/ texturing the edges. The bread texture is made with a needle tool, and the chocolate chips in the cookies are pre-baked polymer clay.
I made these out of polymer clay for a stop motion short in this year’s Experimental Puppetry Theater show (XPT) at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Height ranges from 1/2″ to 1.” My favorite part is the mayo jar! The actual jar is a bottle cap, the lid is polymer clay, the label is paper/ colored pencil/ packing tape, and the mayo is oil based clay which stays soft. You know, for scooping action.
I designed this for Holly and Greg’s home brewed wedding beer-can’t wait to try it out!
Making tiny cupcakes while the Froyo Fellas watch :)
I’m making these for a stop motion short for XPT at the Center for Puppetry Arts. They’re made with polymer clay and pastels. So tiny!
You might find a certain something made by me hidden in the theater…