2/26/10

Send in the MUNNY's!

MUNNY's and their cousins ROOZ, BUB, TRIKKY & RAFFY are 4 inch vinyl toys that can be personalized by almost any means imaginable! You can write on them with alcohol markers (each one comes with one), you can purchase a set of the markers, you can use Sharpies, you can paint them with acrylic paints, you can dye them with a good soaking of RIT fabric dye... the possibilities are endless!
You can heat them in a low oven and attach different "architecture" to them with polymer clay. You can heat them with a heat gun (like paper artists use for heat embossing) and cut them like butter! You can heat them and pierce them (Goth Munnys). You can use adhesive and attach paper, fabrics, fiber and clay....
What can't you do?

To make it less intimidating, try copying the blank template (above) and sketching in some ideas... The proportions make it easy to plan shapes and ideas.

Here, using acrylic paints, I made Herman. The first thing I did was pop off the arms and head (use a twisting motion) and I washed it with a coarse washcloth & a drop of dish soap. You should wash it and/or sand it lightly with very fine grit sandpaper or even a piece of denim. This roughs up the surface slightly, prepping it for paint.
Then go to town!
Think in layers, rather than trying to get full coverage with one stroke. Be patient (almost impossible for me) and let each layer dry. Work on it until you are satisfied. Reattach arms and head, do any touch ups that are necessary and let dry.
Spray with sealant- I used a gloss for that shiny look, but chose a matte finish if you prefer. Let dry, give it a few coats as needed....

Allie made these creatures, like MUNNY's but made of hard plastic instead of soft vinyl. Like MUNNYs these are sold "nude" or all white and you can embellish anyway you like.
Allie did these with Sharpies, lots of colors. After they dried, we sealed them with a gloss finish.

2 comments:

SandyB said...

Daniella - these are amazing - LOVE them! And I am very happy to see you posting on Wingdoodle's blog. :-)
Sandy

SherRee said...

She did a great job. I am really glad she is contributing to the blog also. SherRee

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