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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/21/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, We found our friends.
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Wendy Cevola 11/21/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, We found our friends.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-03-14 8:24 pm   Permalink

Dang
Diver down is a great one
Good job


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-16 07:43 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you always for keeping me going.

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Time to get back to the Sacramento Crawl mug. For 80 days (so far) we cast and I clean up one crawl mug. Here are the steps that take 1.5 hours to complete.

Dan said that once we began making tiki art he appreciated his collection and the amount of work that went into each piece.






































I decided that none of the detail was deep enough so I re-carved every indentation on every mug.


















































All done and ready to dry.











To make a run of mugs you have to decide to either make a whole bunch of molds or cast once a day for a whole lot of months.
We don't have space for extra molds so casting once a day for months is how we do it. I can only clean one a day any way.

Cheers, Wendy





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HopeChest
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Posted: 2017-03-16 2:58 pm   Permalink

That Tahiti mug is the bee's knees.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-19 08:57 am   Permalink

HopeChest I HOPE to start your Wish Mug soon. I wrote to you this morning via email. First time I've heard the Bee's Knee's. Thank you.

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The Wish for Raymond McCormick has been sculpted.


Appraiser For The Assessor Tiki Bob mug in a suit.

I just start with the arms and then the shirt and tie. Then the lapels for the suit. I start thick and whittle them down once they are firm.


I like to use a wooden stick for the lettering. It doesn't tend to go too deep like the metal tools. I can also sand it sharp often.


One more word.


Done and posing.












Now I'll check with him to see if I got it right. Wendy





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GROG
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Posted: 2017-03-19 12:26 pm   Permalink

You're knocking 'em out ballpark, Wendy. Keep up the great work.

 
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RVICTOR
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Posted: 2017-03-20 1:57 pm   Permalink

Diver Down...great stuff.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-20 2:28 pm   Permalink

GROG thank you. When I was little I played baseball all summer long. Your comment brought back some great memories.

RVICTOR the diver is going to be made again on Wish List #8. But guess what is up now? Yep your mug. Thank you.

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Wish List #7 for RVICTOR


RVICTOR's idea was born from this Spanish Mug. How cool to have a fog coming from the top of a tiki.


He drew this picture. You can see he is an artist. If he were set up he'd be doing his own mugs.


I showed him how close I'd come to making something like this in the past. It never occurred to me to make the dry ice holder.



I showed RVICTOR the fogcutter choices.


He picked the one with the rim at the top and bottom. I cast and cleaned the two pieces that will soon become one.



I opened up the top of the tiki and inserted a tube of clay.


I lowered it until it touched the bottom. I will remove the excess from the top after the next step.


Now I used sticky clay to adhere the tube to the top of the tiki and to


the mug. I also started adding the lava rocks at the base.



Now I copied the wonderful drawing and added the drooling lava.


I added lava texture by poking the clay.



The tube of clay I inserted into the Frankoma War God was now ready for expansion.


I made it as large as was safe. I had to be careful to not trap air between the tube and the wall of the tiki.



All done and posing unless RVICTOR finds it needs a change.















This was a really fun project and the drawing made it so much easier. Cheers, Wendy


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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2017-03-20 6:39 pm   Permalink

Man! I really dig that. Crazy!

I have two mugs from RVICTOR from the art swaps. My favorite is his Enchanted Tiki Room mug.


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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-03-20 6:58 pm   Permalink

Wow that is a great mug and a great idea!!!

Two thumbs up!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-03-20 8:59 pm   Permalink

Holy idea and execution
Great one


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2017-03-21 12:44 am   Permalink

Was the bottom of the tiki open? Why did you have to add the tube?

 
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Danno
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Posted: 2017-03-21 07:36 am   Permalink

Awesome work Wendy!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-21 08:55 am   Permalink



lunavideogames I really enjoyed making this from the picture that RVICTOR did of his mug idea. I am pouring the parts today to make your second Tiki The Hut mug with the tail. This is going to be very weird. I hope I can pull it off, not the tail just the idea with the tail.

hang10tiki thank you for mentioning execution in a good way.


GROG Dan has a collection of the Frankoma War God Mugs so when I molded one I decided that I would only do statues so that I wouldn't reduce the value of the original mugs. Yes the bottom is open and the top closed on the casts. This was my idea, Joniece didn't put any restrictions on what I could do.


Danno when I get a compliment on my work I am so happy but then I have to add that the idea was RVICTORS.


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Every day is so tiki busy that it's hard to find the time to post but I will always try. Your comments make it worth the effort, thank you all so much.
Wendy

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HaleTiki
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Posted: 2017-03-21 2:27 pm   Permalink

I LOVE that dry ice idea and the artwork and execution are perfect. Well done to both of you.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-03-22 7:06 pm   Permalink

HaleTiki thank you. RVICTOR doesn't check in here every day. I am still waiting for him to find his photos.

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Catch up photos.


Once in awhile I google my name to see what pops up. Many times I'm associated with art that I didn't do. On page 10 I saw the name of a site I didn't recognize so I clicked on it. I found one of the first things I made with I started using the hula girl that became the Hot Tub Hula Girl. First photo top line. Too bad the head doesn't show in the photo. This is owned by Loki Tiki.


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Update on the Wish List. I am still in the sculpting phase. I just went through the Wish List #7 binder and made a list of what I still need to sculpt.
I have already done a few on the list. The end is in site for sculpting, maybe 3 more weeks.



I had a wish. I found two shelves in thrift stores and Dan hung them up for me.


$10 and $3.


I put all the newest shot glass finds on the shelves and I am happy to find that I still have room for more. The cheapest one I've ever gotten was 25 cents. Most were 50 cents to 1 dollar. Thrifting is so much fun and we only discovered it a year ago. We missed a lot of tikis.


Thank you for the visit. If I had more energy I would post more tonight but I need to rest my hands. Cheers, Wendy





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