Coat of Arms

Carved Coat of Arms Completed

November 23, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

The coat of arms that I carved several weeks ago and made resin castings is painted and installed! The client is very happy. Whew! Stephanie Poe, an incredibly talented faux painter and designer, painted the resin casting to match the intense blues that they have on the top of the call box. It really turned out […]

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Resin casting of coat of arms

October 15, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

I unwrapped my Christmas present – and Santa was good to me! Only a few little air bubbles, but no big deal. The silicone rubber mold came off easily. The first photo is difficult to picture, but it is in reverse (i.e. the carving is set into the mold rather than sticking out). Sometimes the […]

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Making Silicone Rubber Mold

October 13, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

This was a nerve-wracking day. After spending many hours carving a coat of arms, I have just completely enclosed it in goo. Sticky, gooey, icky stuff. I brushed shellac over the surface of my carving to seal the wood (this will be painted in the end, so the finish color is not critical). The reason I needed […]

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Finishing up the Coat of Arms

October 7, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

  I am almost finished with the family crest (coat of arms). All the surrounding details are finished, but the center shield still needs to have the final shaping. I should be ready to make the rubber mold early next week. It’s been a really fun process working on making the leaves flipping in so […]

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Continuing to Work on Coat of Arms

October 6, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

Today I continued to work on the Coat of Arms. I hope to finish the carving tomorrow. Then I need to put a simple border around it and then seal the whole thing with shellac. I need to have a sealed surface so I can put release agent on it so the silicone rubber for the mold won’t stick […]

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Coat of Arms

September 27, 2011 MaryMay Coat of Arms

  A new job that I am working on is a family coat of arms. This is a design that is very detailed – a lot of intricate carving. It is in basswood because it will be painted. I glued it onto a plywood board for stability – the outside edge of the panel is […]

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