Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Topper the hopper is complete!!
Such a handsome gentleman Topper turned out to be. Wearing his finest Steampunk hat...tiny rosebuds on the back brim. It's a special hat made just for Topper...has tiny cutouts so it fits snuggly up against his big old floppy ears. Which I'm sure you have noticed that they aren't flopping at all this moment because he is
strutting strolling down Valentine Lane to take his Honey Bunny a gift.
Topper stands at 6 1/2 inches tall. He is hand sculpted from Super Sculpey clay without the use of any molds. He has a strong wire and light bulb armature underneath. Yes...you read that right...a light bulb. Topper is one of my characters from the town of Resyculbinz. Any townsfolk from there has a used light bulb for a body. My way of keeping our earth cleaner. I have such a "hopping" good time using them. OMGOSH, sorry about that...I just couldn't resist. (giggle giggle) He is hand rubbed with acrylic paints to give him a ceramic look and then sealed with varnish. His collar is made from a white ribbon with a tiny bow tie adorned with a sterling silver bead cap and tiny crystal bead. His Steampunk hat is made from clay and hand rubbed as well. A coating of fine Mica flakes covers the hat. He is holding a pair of sterling silver hearts and is walking down Valentine Lane. Valentine Lane is a wooden heart that I painted with several layers of acrylics and then rubbed them to give it that aged look. Tiny white dots line the Lane.
I hope you enjoyed Topper...he is such a gentleman!!! If you would like to purchase Topper please just drop me a comment with your addy and I will get back with you. Until next time.....
Hoppy Hugs, Regi