Monday, November 17, 2008
The Worm's Turn
Made a little build up puppet earthwork for Halfland today. Took some nice black rubber flexible tubing, filled it with a twisted a length of the fine aluminum wire the brilliant Nick Hilligoss sent me, and added a couple of the crazy smallest Mighty Magnets I've seen to both ends.
I glued and wrapped the outside with fuzzy wool yarn and wire to shape the body segments, painted it and liked how the frizzles of the yarn looked when painted. Added more yarn and wire then dipped the whole critter in gloss medium and left it to dry.
Even through all the layers, the magnets hold pretty well on metal (see it crawl over the bench vice anvil in the shop). This gives me the option for animating it in the background of the garden sequence on fabric leaves by using additional magnets or metal on the back of the leaf or stem.