I'm happy to say that in spite of the weather, I am in the summer mood. Actually it is typical June weather with rain and yes, even a little snow. LOL. The joys of living in the mountains. School is out and I have the summer to enjoy and I am going to enjoy it. I have so many plans for this summer that I may need to put in 24 hour days to get them all accomplished, which is typical of my summer time plans. Needless to say I'm hoping to post often this summer about some of the new patterns and projects that I am planning. If any of you are on the Tole Town site you know that Susan and Lorrie put out a wonderful E-zine that I have been a frequent contributor to and they have a new issue coming out soon with a darling fish themed project from yours truly that I hope you enjoy. Look for it at www.toletown.com and if you are not a member give it a shot the benefits are tremendous from online classes to opportunities to connect with fellow artists and crafts people. I love it.
I was posting on another blog about sculpting with Kwik Wood and I thought that perhaps it would be a good time to revisit adding detail to your projects with sculpting material. I have chosen to use Kwik Wood but I know that many of you use other products such as Paper Clay, they all should work the same. It wouldn't be necessary to change your product that you prefer. Kwik Wood is a marvelous product that is designed to fix or bond wood pieces together because it has an epoxy base and when placed onto a wood piece or to other Kwik Wood adheres rather quickly. JB Weld is the manufacture and produces other Kwik Products such as Kwik Plastic which I have also used in the past and is an equally great product. In my patterns I give detailed instructions as to the use of Kwik Wood, how to activate the epoxy, templates for sculpting, as well as a number of hints and tips to make your sculpting experience fun and exciting.
When I started publishing my patterns with sculpted detail on them the response was tremendous so I know that folks are interested in exploring the media. I have a few new patterns using Kwik Wood that will come out this summer that I hope you will look for in the near future. I'm going to post a few photos of some of the projects that I have completed with Kwik Wood. Let me know your thoughts about sculpting with any of the products out there.