Three Strikes (Part 3/3)

(Part 2 can be found here)

Masking time! Here I’ve cut a small heart shape into an adhesive vinyl frisket. I protected the surrounding area and sprayed a few light coats.

Removing the mask is always a harrowing experience because some paints do not play nicely together and your paint job can be ruined. Luckily this time the paint (mostly) cooperated. It is a good idea in general to stick with the same brand/line of paints throughout a project to ensure maximum compatibility (advice I often ignore myself to red-faced results).

I wanted to break up the flat light grey a bit, so I sprayed a fade of darker grey from the feet up.

The back has a more elaborate spray mask, but the steps are the same. I used two tones of red here to mirror the fade on the body.

A few tense hours and some swearing later… You can also see the start of the neck stump I sculpted, this was basically just a plastic cap filled with resin. The entire neck assembly is set into a tray that is held up by the arm joints and some magic.

Tune in tomorrow for the final product, and see it in person if you’re in the NYC area!

  1. what adhesive vinyl frisket do you use?

    11/17/09 at 3:26 am by jason  { Reply }
  2. I’ll definitely get it if its available!!!

    11/12/09 at 6:40 am by chris  { Reply }
  3. beautiful!

    11/11/09 at 10:51 pm by turdhole  { Reply }
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