Gourd Embellishment

Aves Apoxie Sculpt How to embellish a gourd…OH MY! by Sherry Goshon Supplies 1lb of Black Aves Apoxie Sculpt Clean Gourd Sculpting tool or tooth pick The end of a paint brush Brown leather dye Black spray paint Acrylic paints…red, purple and green Gold rub and buff Green rub and buff Tassel Small sponge Paint...

Fixing the Dreaded “KC-135 Outer Wing Droop”

When AMT/ERTL designed their KC-135 Stratotanker kit series (the EC-135 kit is a previously unreleased version of this series), they wanted to get the thinnest possible plastic parts. This was their first effort in designing and tooling a model aircraft kit from the ground up. As a result, the wing and fuselage parts are marvelously...

Modern “Apoxies” Restore Award Winning Doll

by Dwaine Gipe  The Little Cherub, a 1937 Composition by Harriet Flanders, was restored by Dwaine Gipe, and won a 1st place in the 2002 National Doll Doctors’ Association Restoration Contest. The restoration was done primarily using products by Aves Studio. The three products used were Apoxie® Sculpt, Apoxie® Paste, and Apoxie® Safety Solvent. The...

Making a base with Aves® ClayShay:

Time to customize! Well, actually this time we’ll be making a base from scratch using Aves® ClayShay. It’s a lightweight compound that feels like clay, but sets up like mache. It’s base form is a powdery pulp you mix with water to form a paper-mush of sorts. The more water you add, the thinner it...

Hints and Tips

Subject: Repairing and Coloring Antlers Author: Larry Reese, Wildlife Artistry Taxidermy E-Mail: larry@wildlifeartistry.com After repairing antlers I have always tried to blend/paint the repair to match the original antler. I was never satisfied with the results so I began to experiment until I developed a method I like which would give me consistent, lifelike results....

Fun with Aves

What is Aves? Aves? Aves is Aves® Studio. The manufacturer of some of the finest sculpting and taxidermy materials on the planet. They make a variety of clay, and mache's. You will not find a better variety of material to work with. These blogged articles are going to be dedicated to Aves® Apoxie® Sculpt, and...

Aves Apoxie Sculpt Beginner’s Guide

Rebecca Schumacher http://rebas-art.com http://goddessartist.deviantart.com/ Here’s a Beginner's Tutorial for using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, the two part ambient set epoxy putty I sculpt with.  I work in layers with my pieces and will be writing this up to suit my methods. This is in no way associated with anyone or anything else, just the way I...

The Dragon Project

Ignorance is bliss or something like that. My name is Sandi Sturgeon and I am the owner of Steel Tattoos & Body Paint.  I do custom powder coating, airbrushing, and hand engraving mainly  for the motorcycle and automotive sector.  But I will work on anything if it fits in my paint booth and powder coating...