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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Krakatoa Mug Minor Success
Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2010-12-07 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-06 22:39, Hiphipahula wrote:
Mike that's amazing, all of it! I can't wait to see all the new project in progress





Yea me too!


 
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Posted: 2010-12-08 4:47 pm   Permalink

Nice!

What is Buzzy carving about now?


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-12-09 6:40 pm   Permalink

Thank you Amy, Kelly and Skip

I'm not sure but here's what Buzzy is doing but here's what he ISN'T carving

We had a beautiful sunset and I took a pic but I was one the road so I only got a crappy cell phone pic and it wasn't worth posting.









About 3 feet tall, needs some refining and texturing, then hard coating and painting.

You'll notice I do my carving outside and not in the living room. That's because if I made a mess like that in the living room my wife would HURT me in ways only a man can fully understand!

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Posted: 2010-12-09 6:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-09 18:40, MadDogMike wrote:

You'll notice I do my carving outside and not in the living room. That's because if I made a mess like that in the living room my wife would HURT me in ways only a man can fully understand!





This is why Buzzy and his long term lady live in two different houses!


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-12-12 08:31 am   Permalink

Are you gonna put a finish on this one? Maybe gesso?

 
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Posted: 2010-12-12 11:41 am   Permalink

Nice Moai! But back to your underwater theme:




It's a gingerbread house! Check out the icing bag in the octopi's tentacle!

This is actually an homage to how it feels here in Western Washington right now - like we're all under water!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-12-12 1:05 pm   Permalink

beadtiki, thanks for sharing the sea house. It's fun waiting to see what MadDog's final scene will look like. Wendy
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Posted: 2010-12-12 5:51 pm   Permalink

Wow! Looks great....anxious to see it finished!

 
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Posted: 2010-12-12 8:38 pm   Permalink

Obviously the hallucinogens we've been having pumped into your house for the last 2 years are still working...you never run out of incredible INSANE ideas. I love your experimental spirit...keep breathing deeply...must have more ceramics!!!! URAWSUM
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-12-13 11:39 am   Permalink

Thank you all

Robb, I will be coating it with an acrylic called "Steve's Coating for Foam" (imaginative name ) I do a lot of foam work but most of it is for temporary display and does not need anything more than some latex paint. I have been waiting for a permanent display for I can try the acrylic coating and this is the project.

Bead, cool gingerbread house! I'm sure there will be an octopus in the project SOMEWHERE. Have not yet decided if he will be prominent or if he will be a "Where's Waldo" thing.

Vamp, I wondered what that Purple Haze was coming out of the AC ducts!!! Thanks, that's some good stuff!


 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2010-12-13 11:45 am   Permalink

MDM-

Nice lookin' Moai I must say...looking forward to see the finished piece.

Keep up the great work! G
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-12-15 10:30 pm   Permalink

Thank you G, I am working on hardcoating the Moai so I can paint him

Even Jacques Cousteau had to come up from the depths of the sea sometimes! I’m working on another mysterious tiki project.

This is the rare and elusive Witco/Orongo Sooty Tern Tentpole Topper and Netted Float Lamp Holder.


I wanted a large quantity of fabric that looked somewhat like thatched roof. After some research I decided to try Arashi Shibori, an ancient Japanese “tie dying” technique. This is usually done with small silk scarves wrapped around a pole or PVC pipe, instead I used a 9x7 foot piece of muslin wrapped around a 15 gallon plastic drum. First I dyed the fabric yellow in the washing machine (shhh, my wife doesn’t know! ). Next the fabric is layed out flat and rolled around the drum


The fabric was spiral wrapped with twine

Then “scrunched” down to the bottom of the drum, making room on the drum for more fabric to be wrapped and scrunched. In the end about 250 feet of twine was used to wrap and scrunch all the fabric.


The drum and fabric were taken outside and doused in boiling water to help facilitate wicking the dye into the fabric. Then boiling tan dye solution was painted onto the fabric. I let this set for about an hour then rinsed it with the hose, cut the twine and unwrapped the fabric. I used Rit dye which works best when heat set, so I wadded the whole wet mess up and steamed it for 30 minutes.


Then into the washer and dryer and here is the finished fabric.

The effect is a bit more subtle than I had hoped for, I may end up doing it again with brown dye instead of tan. It has little red and green spots all over it. I assume the tan dye was made of red and green crystals, some of which I didn’t get completely dissolved


 
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Posted: 2010-12-16 05:26 am   Permalink

I can only assume you're already staking a claim on first prize in the decorated tent contest at M.O. Impressive creativity, Mike!
That witco orongo looks like a weathervane.
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Posted: 2010-12-16 8:20 pm   Permalink

Got 4 months to get ready Bill

I re-wrapped and re-dyed it with dark brown. Kinda muddied it up, not sure it looks like thatch but it will work unless I find something better.



Edit - better colors with the good camera


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Posted: 2010-12-16 9:31 pm   Permalink

FYI...I used to do a lot of fabric dying. If you want to set the dye in the fabric after you reach the desired color, soak the dyed fabric in a hot vat (depending on the size of the pot) with 1 to 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 or 1 cup of salt. Soak for about an hour then rinse in cold water vats until the water is clear. Rit liquid dye works best, but I highly suggest you do your dying at a laundromat...don't mess up your washer (hint from a concerned woman).
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