Live From the WiP Workbench

Live from the Workbench 08-21-2018

My recent focus has been creating fundraising items for Bring Kallen Jorgenson home!. I’ve been working on a few things outside of that, but much of the stuff below is for sale if you’re interested!

My quest to perfect the creation and costing process for my work continues. Thus there hasn’t been a lot listed to my Etsy store recently. With luck that will change before the next update. *crosses fingers*

All the Donation Dogs!

Tuxedo Flat Cat Head Magnets and resin Fat Corgi Magnets

Four new plaster corgiloafs (seen in the workbench photo) and four new resin Fat Corgi magnets that have put their paws to the cause! The pink corgis are already spoken for, but the rest are for sale for the fundraiser.

Each of the magnets is $10, which includes US shipping and a cute gift box, if you want it.

Shire and Shetland Pony Christmas Ornament work in progress in Super Sculpey

I’m also in the midst of sculpting a Christmas ornament (or medallion). The draft horse and the pony are laid in, but need work. Now that I have the basic layout roughed out, it’s just on to tweaking the details until I’m happy.

I won’t know the price until I find out how much resin it takes to cast… but I’m hoping to sell the fundraiser copies for $18-20. Blanks and painted copies will also be available outside of the fundraiser.

Flat Cat Painting Kits

Flat Cat Head Magnets finished and in progress

I created a lot of Flat Cat Head casts as I tested out the various glue and plaster mixes. (More on that in a later post!) At first, I was going to try painting them all myself… but now I think I’m going to throw up a Paint-it-Yourself kit in my Etsy store.

The plan is to offer them as sets of three (or five), possibly with paint. I’m a little torn on the paint idea, but we’ll see how the price breaks out. *makes notes*

I will have some kits to send out to the Beta Testers, so keep your eye on the mailing list for updates! ๐Ÿ™‚

Model Horses

In progress Breyer Stablemate Highland Pony custom to bay

It’s been crazy humid lately, so I haven’t done as much work on the horses as I would have liked. Now that I’m done with the donation corgis, I’m trying to get back in the swing of things… I still have a bunch of body box trade horses that need finishing!

I picked up a few more bodies at Walmart which means I’m not making much of a dent in my to-be-painted piles! (I keep hoping Series 2 blind bags will show up if I buy all the Series 1).

100 Days of Something Creative…

Live From the Workbench 08-12-2018

I had good intentions, but I’ve been incredibly lax with this project. It’s never too late to try again, so I’m still trying to get back on track!

I’d like to get in the rhythm of two art posts on my Instagram for every writing post (since those take longer). My goal is to be at the workbench for at least half an hour a day– because once I sit down I tend to get lost in the process! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve had some luck combining listening to classes on Udemy with painting, so that’s my plan for this week(s)… Onwards! ๐Ÿ˜€

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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