NOVA – Faux Cow Skull…

(Nova is searching for a home and is currently listed in my Etsy Shop)

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‘Nova’ is a ancient Galaxy Explorer who holds plenty of energy and power. It is fitting that he carries a piece of clear quartz as the stone is said to dispel negative energy, help focus thought and motivation and amplify positive energy.

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Sculpted and painted by hand, he is one of a kind. As he has a pair of driftwood ‘horns’ this skull will require no plant care.

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Nova is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 6″ x 3″ / 15cm x 8cm
Skull + Horns = 7″ x 7″ / 18cm x 18cm

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Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood
Clear Quartz

Each skull I create is one of a kind and I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness. They may share a collective theme, however they will never be the same as they are hand sculpted and painted.

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Poké-polish 2…

So way back in November, not long after returning from my Japan trip, I tried one of the two Pokemon x Its demo polishes that I brought back. It’s only taken me till now to try out the other one, not bad huh!

The first polish was clearly related to Pikachu, I mean it had lightening bolts in it – check out the post here. It was a bit harder to tell which Pokemon this one was based on but out of Pikachu and the three starters featured on the matching hand-cream I’d go for Squirtle because of the silver squares and blueish flakies.

Pokemon X Its Demo glitter topper

Anyway, I decided the Charmander of nightmares (look at that haunting smile and dead eyes…) was the one I wanted to paint today. Even though I deemed the polish as being squirtle based, he’s my least favourite started so I didn’t want to paint him.

Pokemon x Its Demo Charmander nail art (1)

For being a cheap polish around £3 it is actually quite good quality – not smelly, plenty of glitter and dries quickly when applied with a sponge. I just wish I’d brought more back now! I’ll just have to start saving for another J-trip…

 

YUMA – Faux Cow Skull

(Yuma has now found a home but there are still other skulls listed in my Etsy Shop)

‘Yuma’ is a desert dweller who is a natural leader thanks to his calm yet assertive aura. He is hand-sculpted from air drying clay and carefully painted in sandy tones.

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His horns are pieces of driftwood meaning he requires no plant care.

Yuma is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5.5″ x 3.5″ / 13cm x 9cm
Skull + Horns = 8″ x 6.5″ / 20cm x 16.5cm

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Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

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Princess Mononoke…

So I painted these a couple of weeks ago now and just never got round to posting them. One of our ‘local’ independent cinemas (The Cameo, in Edinburgh) shows vintage films on a Sunday and it just so happens that it’s Studio Ghibli month. So when I found out Princess Mononoke was showing I had to go. It’s probably my favourite Ghibli film, I mean I even dressed up as San for Halloween once and it was subbed not dubbed – bonus. Don’t get me wrong, I’m some sort of elitist about subbed vs dubbed it’s just that after hearing it in Japanese so many times that’s their voices now and anything else would just sound weird.

Princess Mononoke Nail Art

P.S. Here’s me dressed up as San, and my partner as Ashitaka of course. (Way back in 2012 might I add!)

Ashitaka and San Costume

RAIN – Faux Cow Skull

(Rain has found a home but there are still other skulls needing homes listed in my Etsy Shop)

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‘Rain’ is an ocean wanderer who is trustworthy and creative. He features a beautiful piece of Sodalite which is believed to provide inspiration, encourage self-trust and also help clear electromagnetic pollution within a room.

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He has been hand sculpted from air drying clay and paired with driftwood horns which are speckled with little shards of Sodalite wrapped in silver coloured wire.

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Rain is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 6″ x 3″ / 15cm x 8cm
Skull + Horns = 6.5″ x 8″ / 16.5cm x 20.5cm

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood
Silver Coloured Wire
Sodalite

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

OAKLEY – Faux Cow Skull

(Oakley has now find a home, but there are still other skulls in my Etsy Shop)

‘Oakley’ is a handsome forest dweller who has a warm and soothing nature. He features reindeer moss, faux succulents, faux leaves and driftwood horns meaning he requires no live plant care. He has been hand sculpted from air drying clay and then carefully painted in woody tones.

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Oakley is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5″ x 3″ / 13cm x 8cm
Skull + Horns = 8.25″ x 6.25″ / 21cm x 16cm

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Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood
Faux Leaves
Faux Succulents
Reindeer Moss

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

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SAGE – Faux Cow Skull

(Sage is currently available for purchase in my Etsy Shop)

‘Sage’ is a forest dweller who has a positive and light-hearted temperament. This is reflected by his dewy glow and the three pieces of green sea glass within his forehead. The number 3 in many cultures is very auspicious and when paired with the colour psychology of green it could be seen as a sign of good fortune!

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Sage’s ‘horns’ are actually a pair of ‘tricolour melanocrater’ air plants. Here are my simple recommendations on how to keep them happy and healthy;
– Mist the plants once or twice a week with water, ensuring they have dried off within 4 hours or your plants may begin to rot.
– Place the skull in a bright room, but out of direct sunlight as the plants may get too dry and begin to brown.
I include a care sheet specific to the variety of air plant with each skull for future reference.

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Sage is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g. place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 9cm x 14cm / 3.5″ x 5.5″
Skull + Horns = 26cm x 22cm / 10″ x 8.5″

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Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Tillandsias
Sea Glass

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a theme collectively however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

OCEAN – Faux Cow Skull…

(Ocean is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop)

‘Ocean’ is emblazoned with many sea treasures; sea glass, sea shells, sea pottery and driftwood mostly collected from the shores of a South Queensferry beach. He is hand sculpted from air drying clay and then carefully painted in blue hues to reflect the ocean itself.

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Ocean is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5″ x 2.75″ / 13cm x 7.5cm
Skull + Horns = 6.25″ x 7″ / 16cm x 18cm

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Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Sea glass
Sea pottery
Driftwood
Seashells

Ocean Macro

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

SAHARA – Faux Cow Skull

(Sahara has now been sold but there are still other skulls listed in my Etsy Shop)

‘Sahara’ reflects the purity and elegance of a natural skull. After being hand sculpted from clay I painted minimal detail and use natural tones to accentuate her curves and shape.

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Sahara’s ‘horns’ are actually a pair of ‘Baileyi’ Airplants. Here are my simple recommendations on how to keep them happy and healthy;
– Mist the plants once or twice a week with water, ensuring they have dried off within 4 hours or your plants may begin to rot.
– Place the skull in a bright room, but out of direct sunlight as the plant may get too dry and begin to brown.
I include a care sheet specific to the variety of airplant with each skull for future reference.

Sahara Side View.JPG

Sahara is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g. place on to a picture hook or nail). She will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Sahara Skull Detail.JPG

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Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5.5″ x 3.5″ / 14cm x 9cm
Skull + Horns = 9″ x 8″ / 23cm x 21cm

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Tillandsias

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a theme collectively however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.