Styrofoam Bird

The bird was my second attempt using Styrofoam.  The material is actually Owens Corning extruded polystyrene foam insulation.  The four by eight sheet of insulation was 2 inches thick.  The bird was made out of welded steel.  The bird’s head and body was made out of Styrofoam.  The bird made look like it is on …

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Picture Frame

The picture frame was made out of Styrofoam.  The metal panel was made from18 gauge sheet metal.  I was originally trying to make a panel for a lamp shade, but the heat warped the sheet metal so much that I could not use it.  So after a year, I decided to make a frame using …

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Styrofoam Cat

The ferocious cat was my first attempt using Styrofoam.  The material is actually Owens Corning extruded polystyrene foam insulation.  The four by eight sheet of insulation was 2 inches thick.  To provide additional support for the legs and tail, I embed a steel rods within the Styrofoam.  The steel rods are 3/8” diameter and at …

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Paper Mache

The turtle, cat and dog were made using Paper Mache.  The car is a stock peddle car.  I decided to attached the peddle car to the wall since I am running out of floor space.  Since I was planning to attached the peddle car to a wall, I used an internal steel frame to support …

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Neon Cat

I still need to paint and hang the neon cat.  The cat is approximately 5 feet high.  The neon is actually LED encased in plastic cover to simulate neon.     The cat face is fused glass.  I used white neon so you can see the fused glass colors.     The outline of the cat was …

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Imperial Eagle Crest

I bought the Imperial Eagle Crest and gilders paste from King Architectural Metals.  It was the first time I have worked with gilder paste.  Gilder paste seems to work best on a surface that has been sand blasted.  On smooth surfaces, the gilder paste does not coat the surface very well.  Even on surfaces that …

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Humming Bird

I decided to try to make a humming bird.  The tulip and the humming bird’s wings, I purchased from King Architectural Metal.  The base is made of scrap pieces of steel.  I covered the base using 7024 welding electrodes.  I painted everything except for the base using One Shot Paint.  The base was painted using …

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Fused Glass Space Ship

Another project combining steel with fused glass.  The steel background is 22” by 28”.  It consists of 1/8” steel plate with ¾” by 1/8” steel strap welded around the perimeter.  The fit was not perfect, but I was able to bridge the gap with welding.  Sometimes it takes a second attempt to eliminate the welding …

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Fused Glass

I was trying to come up with some new ideals combining fused glass with steel. The two kinetic sculptures are 28 inches high, and the little guy is 21 inches. The steel was painted using One Shot Paint. 

Heart and Star

The heart artwork is 23 inches high by 17 inches wide.  The heart was made using 18 gauge sheet metal so I could bend it by hand.  The star artwork is 21 inches wide by 16 inches high.  The star,  round spheres, and  forged items were purchased from Kings Architectural Metals.