Painting Tin – WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday –  Painting on to a tin sign.

BrotherhoodOfSteel_PinUp_WIP

Inspired by the work of George Petty and WWII nose art, I’m experimenting with painting directly on to metal. The painting is on a new-made-to-look-old tin sign that I sanded and distressed myself.

Those of you with a keen eye and a knowledge of popular video games might be able to guess what she is promoting.

I will have the finished painting for sale at Supanova Melbourne next month.


Custom Mabel Pines Unicorn Plush

The client that requested the small Dipper Pines plush also commissioned a unique Mabel Unicorn plush inspired by the Gravity Falls “The Last Mabelcorn” episode.

The finished plush is roughly 8 inches long (not including tail) and stands 12 inches tall including her horn. She is made from soft fleece with felt appliqué detail for the shooting star, eyes and mouth. The design also includes 3D eyelashes made from foam and plasticard re-enforced hooves.

 


Best Friends Biscuit & Potato Plushies

I recently had a very sweet custom plush order request to create a biscuit and a potato holding hands.

The story behind it is that the client gave a card to her friend about ten years ago that she has treasured with a cartoon of a potato and biscuit holding hands and the words “Friends: The Biscuit would only dare be just a biscuit when it is with it’s true friend the Potato”

The plush pair were ordered as a gift inspired by this card.

Approx 15cm tall plushies made of soft fleece with black plastic safety eyes.

Machine sewn with hand stitched details – felt sugar pieces and knotted potato ‘eyes”.

Filled with cuddly polyfil and plastic pellets for weight and balance.

Their hands are sewn together so they will never be separated 🙂

 

 


“Narrow the Dragon” Custom Plush

This dragon is probably one of the most complex plush toys I’ve made and I am so happy with the result!
The design is based on the customer’s partner’s character “Narrow”, transformed into a chubby cuddly plushie.Narrow the Dragon Concept Sketch

He is made from soft grey, black and dark red fleece with matching red felt appliqué and embroidery details.

The squeezable fat belly is weighted with plastic pellets and the wings are wired to be poseable.

The left horn has 4 black metal hoop earrings – shown in the last image.

The plush ended up being slightly larger then I planned – approx. 14 inches nose to tail (36cm)


Gravity Falls Dipper Pines Small Plush

More fun Christmas time plush commissions! Gravity Falls is one of my favourite cartoon shows at the moment, so I was pretty excited to be asked to make a Dipper Pines plush toy!

This character plush was challenging because of its size – approx. 8 inches (20cm) tall – to include all the details and the correct proportions.

Made from fleece and felt with embroidered details – including constellation birthmark (under his hair)
Filled with cuddly polyfil.
Clothing and hat are not removable.

As an added Christmas bonus I made a mini Journal out of printed card and watercolor paper scraps to send with the completed Dipper 🙂


Chubby Pug Plush

I’m really proud of this Chubby Pug Christmas plush order!

Custom designed pattern and handmade by me.

Approx. 11 inches (28cm) from nose to tail.

Made from velvety soft fleece with a faux leather nose and hand-stitched sculpted wrinkles on the face and feet pads.

Weighted with plastic pellets for a squeezable fat belly and stability in the legs.


Custom Plush Dog “Portraits”

I was recently commissioned to make some plush dogs based on a friends greyhound Zac and jack russell Maggie as an anniversary present 🙂

“Portait Plushies” designed from photo reference, simplified and translate into cute toy form.

Made from soft fleece and filled with cuddly polyfil with black plastic safety eyes.

Small but squeezable size plushies:
– Zac approx 30cm long  – All back with white chest spot
– Maggie approx 17cm long – Gold and white with circular spot at the base of her tail

 

 


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