Meet Armida, dragon #4 in my year-long series. She’s tiny but tough, and to judge by the state of that cage, she’ll be busting out any time now.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.
This week’s project was less about creativity and more an exercise in architecture. I really should have built that cage over a form, but the idea in my head seemed like a pretty good one.
You know how that goes. It seems good until you try to make it work. :-\
The dragon was made by building a two-part cast of a dragon charm out of Easymold Silicone Putty. I learned that if you coat the first half of the mold with Vaseline, then the second half won’t stick to it, so you can separate the two parts. Pretty cool! (You can see what I mean and how to do it for yourself in this helpful video.)
Much of the cage is held together with super glue, which now coats my fingers. Thankfully, none of them are stuck together.
So, all that to tell you that making Armida was quite an adventure, but I learned a lot.
I’d thought to make it as a necklace pendant, but it’s really too big and bulky, not to mention fragile, so she’ll just keep company with all the other dragons.
If you’d like to keep up with my dragon creations this year, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.
Have any of you made yourself challenges for 2015, creative or otherwise? How’s it going?