Working on new Dog Head, update.

Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture.
Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up.

First pour of silicone
I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and i like the pink on white I can see the high/strong and low/weak points.

Second coat
Clem is waiting for the first mold pour before she approves anything, Clem is on the left.


Third pour now with registration points, and dams to fill weak spots.
The ‘Clem Head’ is almost ready, I used scrap clay to make terraces around the eyes and nose areas (lots of detail low thickness). Registration pieces were cut from bits of foam insulation, but i will be using left over silicons bits in the future, the foam ripped holes and have escaped.


I made a Mother mold
Mother mold made out of plaster, it’s a simple two part mold, next time I’ll make it lighter and maybe more sections. I didn’t put too much (none) thought into the back.


De molding
Very excited about this part. After 4 days I wanted to see how the original sculpture would fare.


The original came out trouble free. The original is made out of Plastilina clay and popped out without the use of any demoulding spray.


Putting the parts together
Starting the casting process mother mold together with the silicone mold, and the an after thought backplate.


The backplate, cork and elastic… will it work?


After twirling the plastic mix (smooth-on) around for 7-14 minutes. I remove backplate and peek inside. This is my first time doing this so I have no idea if this is right…


After demolding
I am so happy at this point. Sculpture (pink) original (white) and first cast (grey).


It is late at night but i press on and make 7 castings. Clem Heads are ready to paint.


The next morning Clem joins me and checks out the work, she even poses so i can do a comparison, thanks Clem.


Update: The Giant Maggie head
I have a lot of work to do and can’t wait to get back to it. I have to finish the pieces for the May, Hive Gallery show first, and then it’s back to giant dog heads. Below is the incomplete Giant Dog head with coins for scale.


New installation at Sis&Moon

Spicing up the gallery. I am moving to a new space, same building, and thought it would be worth a saturday. I thought about it for a minute and started with brown butcher paper for visual structure.


Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure.



Then some paintings on top.


Plein air painting, NC

I was able to squeak out a one good one.


Card board dog head needs a better name than ‘Dog Head’. Help!

Looking for a name. I am called “Dog Head” but I don’t think that is right. please help.

a close up of the cardboard doghead, yellow, gold, blue and purple I need a name.

4 New masks before Halloween… a cardboard challenge.

Update: Dog Head is Done…

Final paint job and some minor fabrications to the base, it is now wall mountable.


Below is a picture from the Back of Sis and Moon’s gallery, with Rachel Graham and Wendy Vogt, the dog head is almost done.


The second Mask is done… meet the Sugar Skull.


Here is the Sugar Skull hanging up at Sis and Moon Gallery in Alpharetta, GA.

The first Mask is done… meet the Thunder Lizard.


Damien with the Thunder Lizard. 50+ cardboard tiles cover the head eyes and jaw. hand painted and now on sale at Sis and Moon gallery in Alpharetta GA.


Hello, 4 new masks started Thursday night (October 3rd, 2013) at Sis and Moon Gallery. I am working on a cardboard Dog head, alligator Thunder lizard (done), Skull (human), and a Bird mask. Saturday I will be back at the studio to begin painting them. Wish me luck…


Started the base coat on all four masks and begin prepping the Thunder lizard. It got a set of hand carved teeth screwed into some cardboard mounts, more tiles and eyes, next step COLOR. I will be updating throughout the process or till Halloween which ever comes first.


Thunder Lizard, Alex Feliciano, Mask, green Aztec style

So last night Tuesday (day three oct 8th, 2013), I put the kids to bed and then started working on the Thunder lizard (picture to the right). I painting the tiles, added highlight, added even more tiles and made a bottom jaw. I’m going for a Aztec ish look. This is a picture of me wearing the Thunder lizard this morning, very tired, trying on the mask helped keep me going.

  1. Seeing out of the mouth, is good.
  2. Add more fins to the sides.
  3. Behind the head is open, easy on easy off.
  4. Well balances.

Three more masks to go. Below is a larger image.

IMG_2687Tuesday night / Wednesday morning, Larger Image from you can see the jaw tapper under the teeth, and the jaw hinge.

Wednesday night / thursday morning, Boom, a Thunder Lizard. It is at Sis and Moon gallery in Alpharetta, Ga. It’s about 32 x 32 inches (ish), made out of cardboard, glue, acrylic paint, wood screws and some wood for the teeth. It took four day to get here: build, fabrication, paint and assemble. Ha, just fun with glue and cardboard. I was going for something that spoke to an fun Aztec design. My kids helped paint the Thunder lizard tiles and had lots of ideas about what colors we should use. They are very excited to see it finished but not happy to see it go to the gallery. They said, “Please don’t sell it, we’ll buy it.” I had to explain to them that if we kept everything we made there would be no place to sit down and their mom would kick me out, kisses honey.

2014, Thunder Lizard, by Alex feliciano

Thunder lizard, done. now head down to Sis and Moon and buy it.
Damien wearing the Thunder Lizard, he made lots of scary noises, like, ” Raw Ew Uh! and Rorrhra!.
When it was Oscar turn he must have had “what does the fox say” on the brain and started to chitter, “Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow” and “a-hee-ahee ha-hee!”.


Sugar Skull
The Feliciano brothers rocking a sugar skull and bird style mask, these are the blank prototypes! Oscar in the bird mask and Damien in the white skull.

Thursday (Oct 10, 2013), Sugar Skull

This is the first paint and design pass. Most of the execution was random and jittery. The skull had a lot more surface area that I thought after some random starts it began to come together quickly.20131011-102158.jpg


Saturday and Sunday, worked on a bottom jaw and the sides. the jaw will be double hinged and screwed to the head. I’ll wrap it up tonight. Pictures in the morning.

Sugar Skull is done, good morning.



The next morning after a late night finishing the jaw. The blue Diamond Sugar Skull is a nod to my time in LA. I am very excited to make more skulls.

Dog head Started…

I wrapped up the Sugar Skull and now I’m going to start the Dog Head.  I worked up this head and painted it a few weeks ago, I am going to shorten the neck and add a lot of detail panels for painting mini vignettes on the panels.


Trying new tricks with the Dog Head (I need to come up with a better name). The eyes and nose are made out of Crayola Model Magic. Not sure about the paint job, wish me luck.


Going with a gold theme, maybe, I need to focus and figure out what it (the masks) wants.


20131021-114248.jpgmore, I need to listen better, Late night.




Had to skip Thursday at the studio so I snuck in a Saturday afternoon to worked on the dog head. I am thinking about sending them to LA for the Hive. This is the Hive’s 5th year of it esteemed Sculpture show, celebrating sculpture of all types and styles. Postcard

Post card of the Hive Gallery's, Master Blasters of Sculpture 5
Hive Gallery’s, Master Blasters of Sculpture 5


New lighting in the studio

My space is a bit dark, so I have added some lights. I think I need to put a spot lights on the masks, maybe a blinking light. Today is “Lunch Truck Thursday” I hope someone takes home the Thunder Lizard. If not I’m going to send it to the Hive in LA, see what those guy can do with it.


New Paintings at Sis and Moon Gallery.

Hard to find “Feliciano Tindel Michi’s”

I brought in three new paintings to Sis and Moon’s Gallery today. I look forward to seeing you in the shop.
I don’t know if you know but sometimes Alex Feliciano, John Tindel, and Michi Mecho get together and paint. Three pieces you can come and touch.

“Something in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $2000.00.

“What’s that in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano and Tindel, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $1500.00.

“Robot Love”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $500.00.

Masks, faces, bears, rabbits, dogs, and monsters

Here is the first collection of scaryfriends…

by Alex Feliciano. a series of masks, faces, bears, rabbits, dogs, and monsters. They have sold out. Second collection coming early 2014.



face, cleanshaven, by alex feliciano, green and navy male face
Cardboard and mixed face, “Clean shaven”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
blue and green cat face, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard and mixed cat, “Cat Face”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Running Rabbit in green and blue with color pencil, acrylic on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard Rabbit, “Running Rabbit”, by Alex feliciano 2013.
Cardboard, blue rabbit with a pink star running, acrylic on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard Rabbit, “Pink Star Running”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face an Orange bear, just thr face no ears, on cardboard, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face, “Orange bear”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear head, looking kinda sad, blue with orange top.
Cardboard bear face, “Sad bear head”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face in brown and blue , happy, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard bear face, “Happy bear face”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
Cardboard monster face, in blue and happy. kinda hairy, by Alex feliciano 2012.2654
Cardboard, “Monster face blue”, by Alex feliciano 2012.
monster dog with purple, blue, and yellow spots
Cardboard, “Monster dog, purple and blue”, by Alex Feliciano
Whole bear in blue, painted with acrylic and colored pencils on cardboard, by alex feliciano
Cardboard, “Full bear in blue”, by Alex Feliciano, 2013
a scaryfriends monster, in bright reds and greens, a little hairy.
Cardboard, “Moster in lively reds and greens”, by Alex Feliciano, 2012

Cardboard head

Dire wolf head for the wall. I started with my dog as a model, and tried to keep it simple. Also keeping supplies simple: a pencil, a box cutter, t square, Elmer’s glue and some scotch tape.
– I quickly sketched my dog, Maggie’s profile. In the picture below you can see it cut out.

I used the two profilesI cut to guide the build. Internal supports where added to so pieces could be built independently them jointed after they where ridged.

This is the the head now, I plan to smooth and paint while maintaining a very square profile. I would love to hear and comments or links to your mask, helmet, trophy sculpture.


day 2:
Ok I said simple right well I thought about it an decided to smoothen out the seams and that led to tubes of acrylic/silicon and then tubes of 100% acrylic.

And on day 3: I adde the acrylic and started to really add some shape.

Clay, plasi-clay
I added 5lbs of plastic clay to the cardboard/silicone head. Two days of working the clay I feel like it’s getting there.


Haven’t been able to get back to work on the head. Looking forward to finishing up and start the mould process.


I have been working on the head, added lots of clay building the neck up and adding fur texture around the face and collar. I have also started 4 new cardboard pieces, at The Sis and Moon Gallery.

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