Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making marionettes hands and molds


I know it has been a while since I posted about the marionettes. I am sorry about that and thank you all of you that are interested in this art and to follow me. I know you have busy lives and to take your time to visit me and leave me comments is so precious to me. *Thank you*
Here is a picture of a hand ,that was at the time I took this picture, unbaked.
I have now a set of baked hands. This will serve me as a prototype, a test in fact.
I have, over the years, tried to improve in how the marionettes not only looks but performs. I will always admire and enjoy the *old time* wooden/plaster marionettes but now days we have a huge variety of options for mediums that dramatically improves the final results.
My idea is to make a silicone mold and use resin as medium to reproduce the hands. Why? Because it will be faster but will not compromise the looks plus it will be strong too.
Remember my puppeteers are children and believe me , back stage they *play* their own *plays* with one another and I am always telling them "be careful with the hands".*grin*
It will be more economical too. I like that. If this works, I will make a set of hands for the witch, one female, and probably one more male just to have the variety.
I don't like to use my camera when I am doing things because my hands are always so messy , but I do plan to take you to this process all the way.Perhaps you too one day will try to make a marionette for your own?grin. You will love that forever- I promise!

2 comments:

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Sweet little hands, Pat! I know you will bringing them to life...love, Rosa

Patricia Cabrera said...

((( Thank you ))) dear Rosa~