Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby Sign Cards


This is my latest published project- Baby Sign Cards for UCLA Commons Bookstore.  There are 44 signs total all using clay figurines to express the signs.  I used Sculpey clay baking the bodies but leaving the arms unbaked so I could move them to make the different signs.  So much fun to make and design their little outfits and shoes.  I even made one look like my husband Chris!  The best part was painting their eyes.  My friend Jess Begum taught me how to make the eyes really come alive with this technique that I will remember every time I need to paint eyes in the future.  The set retails for $15.95 at the www.uclacommons.com store 1221 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.