December 22-24 2012
Nevermore’s Light Armour: Arm Armour
Attempt 1 at Craft Foam
THE MOTHER’S GUIDANCE
To her sides, she is surrounded by two ravens, which represent Nevermore, himself. They are his animal spirit, and guide him to make the right decisions for himself and his people. Nevermore presents himself to his comrades as the Raven. The ravens are presented upside down, telling us that the wearer is chaotic and not always down to earth.
11 Sheets of Craft Foam (13.9cm x 21.5cm)
Hot Glue (low temperature gun)
Krylon Gold Metallic Spray Paint
“Chocolate Bar” colored acrylic paint
“English Ivy Green” colored acrylic paint
Black Createx Airbrush Color
Scissors, Exacto Knives, Carpet Cutter (heh heh), Pencil, Brushes, Sponge Brushes
I needed to sit and figure out a main design. Nevermore is an Irish deity, so I wanted to do something a little close to home. I browsed around for different knot work, designs, and jewelry hoping to find some inspiration. I came across a lovely pendant and decided that although quite large and not exactly the intricate and tiny details I was originally looking for, it was quite lovely and would suit my Dagda perfectly. The pendant represented everything around his mythology, and I decided it would be perfect to turn it into the main centerpiece.
I back tracked a little on the arm pieces, and used this time to shape them using heat from a blow dryer. Once the shape was satisfactory, I mod podged the heck out of them buggers. The mod podge helps the craft foam become easier to glue and seal together.
NEXT ADDITIONS TO LIGHT ARMOUR SET:
Leg and Knee Armour