Sunday, March 7, 2010

Handmade Polymer Clay Cheshire Cat inspired by Alice in Wonderland

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

I've always enjoyed Alice in Wonderland and with the new Alice movie coming out, I've been contemplating new sculptures inspired by the story.  There are so many unique and colorful characters in this story!  The first I chose to create was the Cheshire Cat.  He was one of my favorite characters.  I loved his big silly smile, and the way he'd magically disapppear, with his smile being the last part to go.  My Cheshire Cat was sculpted from polymer clay using light pink and dark pink.  He's 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches tall.  I used glow in the dark paint on his smile and some of his stripes to simulate the way he fades out of site.  The pictures in the listing don't really do it justice.  The effect is really awesome!  I just have to smile every time I see that big Cheshire grin.Smile This piece is just the first in a series of sculptures, and possibly dolls from Alice in Wonderland.  The ideas are coming fast and furious, now that I've immersed myself in this fantasy world.  Each of the characters and scenes is chock full of inspiration for me.  This is a fun, anything goes, magical world without limits!  Stayed tuned for future sculptures, dolls, and maybe plush characters inspired by Alice in Wonderland!Laughing

Handmade Polymer Clay Cheshire Cat sculpture w  glow in the dark smile
Handmade Polymer Clay Cheshire Cat sculpture w  glow in the dark smile
image (This is his glowing smile and stripes)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters