Well hello there and thank you for stumbling up to my little corner of the blog-o-verse. How are you?
Ready for Part 2 of My First Ever Steps in 3D Printing?
Hope you are as that’s what this post is about …
When I left you yesterday I had just successfully printed a 3D Aztec Goddess face.
Not a bad mush, is it?
Right, I had had an idea to do something with it so I went to the make-shift craft area – as the ‘real’ craft area hasn’t actually been sorted and organised yet.
I routed out a small canvas board and used some Pinflair Glue Gel to stick the face onto the canvas.
The curve in the design meant that there were a couple of gaps so I filled this with heavy carvable paste. Regular decorator’s filler would have done though.
Not one for waste, I also used some of those test pearls to build up the design.
Next up I applied crumpled toilet tissue to the background with some Mod Podge.
After letting the Mod Podge dry I applied a layer of DecoArt Black Gesso.
The background needs some excitement I think so I grabbed my DecoArt interference paints and coated the background.
Gave it a very shiny finish!
As the Goddess is Aztec, there had to be gold. Basic gold acrylic paint was used to lay on a base coat.
I also added some hints of interference paint to the gold areas to bring the design together a little. Not much, just a very light touch.
Sheesh, it’s been a while since I did this amount of creativity – time for a pie!
There were supposed to be potato wedges too but I forgot about them and burnt them so they went off to the bin :/
Anyway, I carried on tinkering until I was happy.
The final things that made it for me were a black glaze over the whole thing to tone down the vibrancy and also a spattering of brightly coloured acrylic paints.
Now, to me, she looks like an Aztec Goddess of the planets or the universe.
What do you think?
Here’s a good old look around the finished piece.
Right, that just about sums this one up.
I’ve had a couple more things printing so stand by for My First Ever Steps in 3D Printing – Part 3 !!
If you are interested in knowing more about the Print Rite CoLiDo 3d printer from Print Rite then please do head over to Create and Craft TV’s website.
J :) x