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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Inspired by Polymer Clay - Felted Necklace on: April 23, 2016 05:46:55 AM
gorgeous! the beads have  all got such fascinating textures
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Deer Fawn on: March 14, 2016 10:16:40 AM
hes adorable Smiley and such fab detail in such a tiny sculpt!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Barn Owl Art Doll on: March 14, 2016 08:01:10 AM
gotta be one of the bst barbie makeovers! beautifully sculpted too, i love how the feathers on her neck look like an extravagant necklace while looking softly featherlike as well
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Carved Dodo Shelf on: February 20, 2016 10:11:09 PM
 Shocked Shocked Shocked
im am envying your swap partner right now. holy cats this is amazing!
its so detailed, that background. i can see why it took you so long but the result was worth it.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A Miniature (Actual) Bakery on: February 19, 2016 07:45:43 AM
fabulous details! those cakes look so good
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber paintings - they're just so much fun. on: February 18, 2016 10:44:27 PM
the portrait hoop is incredible!  Shocked i hope you do finish your off to an amazing start
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: celtic maze canes on: February 16, 2016 11:00:58 PM
thank you  Smiley

I always wonder...
How do you prevent distortion of the slices of clay when you turn several/lots of them into one smooth surface?
(I know I can Google this, but I'd rather hear it from an expert.)

try to get each cane slice the same thickness. you can buy a slicer but i put them all in a row and slice against a thick metal ruler to take of any excess, this way when you cover it with deli paper and rub to smooth the surface it should minimize any distortion. depending on the design, usually i rub in a circular motion but if the design has lines running in one direction i go will the lines. you can also gently pull the finished sheet in the direction of the lines to help stretch out any kinks. i hope this makes sense.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / celtic maze canes on: February 15, 2016 10:46:43 PM
 this geometric design was a little different from my usual bird or face canes. i had a lot of fun combining the basic cane tiles to create a variety of patterns. the challenge was working out not only where the pattern repeated but the easiest place to join the cane slices.

these are 3 bracelet tiles showing the different patterns. the two bottom tiles are my favourites.


the fished bracelet and a pendant.


bangles. i put the cane slices end to end to create a long strip, then joined it to cover the bangle core stretching the outer edge as i did so. this is easier than trying to reduce the cane to two particular sizes and shapes to fit the changing circumference of the bangle while still aligning the pattern


here, the cane
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Autumn/Fall Dragons (Pic Heavy) on: February 15, 2016 10:32:57 PM
so sweet. i love their berry hoards and leafy wings.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Translucent Candle Holder on: February 15, 2016 10:31:00 PM
very effective, i like the cutout shape of the top too Smiley
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