This week you get to meet a pair of dragon twins, Castor & Pollux.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
Interestingly, when my husband looked at them he thought they were underwater dragons. What do you think?
To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.
I decided to make two dragons because my plan for catching up on the one I was behind on from when I was sick wasn’t working. I had thought to make one quick dragon and then if I had time to make another one that same week, but that simply never happened.
So it seemed smarter to make two at the same time. Also, that worked out with this large column piece that I had in my stash. I’ve pulled it out to use several times, but it always seemed too big for any one dragon. It’s perfect for two dragons, though.
By the way do you recognize where the that column is from? I found it at PetSmart in the fish aisle. It’s a piece of aquarium decoration!
The clay mix that I used to cover the dragons is based on Suzanne Ivester’s Polymer Chef column in the July 2015 issue of Polymer Café magazine. She calls it “Harmony Grits.” Her idea was to mix colored grits in with translucent clay to make an interesting texture.
I decided I didn’t feel like buying an entire box of grits, which my family will never eat, just to use 2 teaspoons. So instead I ground up some rice in a spice grinder.
It’s an interesting effect but I think the starch in the rice dried out my clay as it made it quite stiff and crumbly. I did have fun adding the foils to the wings, which I think in part gives them sort of that underwatery look.
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.