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Mystic Reflections' Creations

Mystic Reflections' Creations

Caralyn's Events and Appearances

  • Aug. 30th - Sep. 3rd - DragonCon: Atlanta GA
  • Feb. 23rd-24th 2018 - ConNooga, Chattanooga TN
  • Nov. 17th-19th 2017 - Atlanta Steampunk Exposition: Atlanta GA
  • Nov. 11th - 12th 2017 - Christmas at Lithia Springs High school, Lithia Springs GA
  • Oct. 7th 2017 - RevFest: Rev Coffee Smyrna GA

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Con Sketches!

Over the past 10 years I have vended at many Conventions. Cons can be super long weekends and are extremely exhausting. But when I am not chatting up customers, having crazy geek conversations or making new con buddies, I need a way to past the time. A great way to deal with the few down times of a convention is to do CON SKETCHES!!! Creative individuals ask for special custom artwork and I am more than happy to oblige. And it never fails to surprise me how imaginative people can be with some of the sketches they request.
Farscape and Dragon Pals

Foxy tea time

Dragon Con Dragon Pal

Firefly Dragon (Dragonfly) :D 

Nick the Fox

CrisCross Bat

Gwenpool Banana Phone

Gwenpool Mary poppins
There are plenty more sketches that I haven't posted and there are many more sketches to be sketched. So if you see me at a Convention, feel free to walk right up and ask for a Con Sketch...I'm probably not really doing anything anyway. LOL :)
Can't think of a sketch you would like? No problem, check out my Etsy store for some fun prints.

Thanks for reading Everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2018

And then a Cutethulhu was Born...

Hello Art Fans!
Today I am going to be walking you through how I make one of my Cutethulhus. These little baby Cthulhus are a fan favorite and I have a difficult time keeping these tiny Eldergods in stock. But I do enjoy working on these little maddening dears so it is never long before I have another batch sculpted.
Anyway, let's show you all how these sweet dream thieves get created.
I usually make them all in varying shades of green polymer clay. I start with a fat clay rod.
Shaping a ball at the end of the rod gets the head started.
Red glass beads are inserted into the head for eyes.

Then I sculpt eye lids around each bead. Making sure to smooth out each piece of clay that is added to the main rod body.

Gotta give our guys some hips that don't lie. :P
 Smooth those hips into the body.

Now lets make some arms and feet for our little Eldergod. I start with little tear drop shapes and cut three toes into the tops of the drops. Then each toe is smoothed out and given a tiny claw on the end.
Little body parts; bones, skulls and hearts, are made a head of time and then added to the awaiting arms of the mini Thulhus.

And no Cthulhu, cute or not, is complete without their tentacles. So we roll out some thin clay rods, attach them to the tiny nose and twist them about.

The next step is tedious and time consuming but our sculpture just wouldn't be complete without it. Circular tools are used to add small scales to the polymer clay, one at a time.

Clay spines/hairs are rolled out and placed down the back of our creations.

Time for the wings. After sculpting some teeny bat like wings, they are attached to complete our Cutethulhu's look.

Once the sculpture is baked, small details are painted on and our Cutethulhu is Born.
This little Eldergod is ready to make you go mad with cuteness...Sweet Dreams! :)

Cutethulhus just wanna enslave your mind. 
Hope you enjoyed this step by step blog. I only have a few of these unique pieces in stock so make sure to check out my Etsy store for my available pieces.
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Thanks for reading!