Category Archives: Tutorials

Make it Artsy 600 Series Sneak Peek!

Aves® resident artist Erin Gerlach is coming to a TV near you on the PBS show Make it Artsy!  Get a FREE up-close, personal lesson using Apoxie® Sculpt in your own home. See below for Sneak peeks of these projects! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlXAS5c1AI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9FbEJdVVmw  

Custom coral tank aquarium project

Artist: Randall Douglas Douglas Illustration, NY douglasillustration.com This is my 58 gallon mixed reef which just turned 19 years old this month. The large hammer coral on the right is supported by a shelf I made several years ago which allows for easy fragging, which occurs about twice a year. This is the shelf, which...

Amazing Mandala Style Mosaic

Check out Michele Petno and her newest mosaic video course “Amazing Mandala Style Mosaic”  available at www.MosaicMadeEasy.com . Watch the video below for more details. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube station at https://www.youtube.com/c/MosaicMadeEasy for free INTROS to all classes and future courses. Watch the FREE mosaic safety video now!

Make it Artsy – Upcycle Vintage Bottles

Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor in Episode 310 of Make it Artsy! 310 – Finishing Touches: Check out Sandra Evertson's up-cycled vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Make It Artsy 300 series is scheduled to start airing on Public Television stations across the country on...

The Making of Vargas

Many people inquire as to how I create Dragons. This is a step-by-step tutorial showing the creation of Vargas the Stone Tyrant over a period of five months. It begins with Aluminum foil shaped into the basic form of the base that the Dragon will occupy. Aluminum foil creates the form of the body and...

The Repair of Lady Death

By: Erin Gerlach Supply List Drill with small bit sizes Dremel tool Devcon 5 minute epoxy glue Thick and thin wire Wire cutter Fixit® Sculpt Fixit® Repair putty - black Apoxie® Safety Solvent Various sculpting tools Paint brush and micro brushes ASSESSING THE DAMAGE AND PLANNING THE REPAIR There is a saying in the building...

One Twisted Tree

Instructions by Forest Rogers In case anyone is in need of a 24” twisted tree, I’ll summarize my approach to making one. For me, this tree helped consume those feverish days (and nights) before the New Orleans NIADA conference. It was an experiment, and better ways are likely out there... but, here’s the story: 1....