Getting Fingered

I have a gazillion plastic toes and fingers lying around because I often pour left over excess plastic (which must be used within a few minutes once it’s mixed). When I am bored or, let’s say, avoiding some other project, I mount magnets or pins or something other things, and give them silly paint jobs. For example, a couple of odd and slightly grotesque toes (the little and the big) that are now fridge magnets. They really looked horrid before they were painted.

On this one I cast three thumbtacks into it, so it has a nice, solid, and non-spinny corkboard adherence. Next to it you can see a Littlest Pet Shop face that’s also a tack.

Finally, on this finger I cast a rope into the plastic. I’m not really sure why I did that because I have no coherent plan for how to use it. It’s been coated with automotive exhaust clearcoat so it has a nice indestructible coat and should at least be difficult to scuff. I made the “flesh” parts by carving it a little with a pocket knife. I did the carving right after demolding it, so the plastic was still soft and especially easy to work with.

Caitlin has also painted a few of these — hopefully she posts the ones she made because they’re much nicer. Hers are a collection of little figurines rather than just abstract paintjobs.


  1. Twwly wrote:

    Fanfuckingtastic. Love the fingers.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  2. Mimi wrote:

    Personally, I would use the fingers on the rope as fan pulls!

    Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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