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1  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #95 - New Year, New Uses - Entries Due Feb 3 - Feb 10 on: January 08, 2014 12:44:44 PM
ooh i cant wait to try this i made a resolution to try to take part in every challenge this year.... now i just have to decide what to make Cheesy
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a number of identical figurines on: November 24, 2013 01:50:34 PM
yes its fairly cheap and easy enough to do , i've recently done this myself to make a range of small animal figures. for my design i made lots of the base figures from the mould and then hand worked each one individually and uniquely so even though they came out of a mould each one is still unique......

tips i learn doing this are;

1) stir your silicon or rubber gently and if possible on a vibration table to limit/pop the bubbles that will spoil your design.also pour it gently.
2) be careful how you shape your design your figure beware of sticking out thin bits like ears and legs etc as i just kept snapping them off trying to get them out of the mould and it drove me crazy.
3) depending on what medium your using to cast you might want to make a few moulds as some mediums like resins can take 24-48 + hours to set and if you want to make 20 and only have one mould you'll be there forever
4 be patient one of my main problems was being to impatient to wait and taking things out of the moult before they had set
5 check check and check again you have you mix ratios  correct esp with resin otherwise  it can fail to set, EVER and remain sticky and a waste or be too brittle etc etc

there are probs more hickups i encountered along the way that would have been usefull to know before hand but this is all i can think off on the top of my head, hope its useful to you x
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Polymer clay and Fabrics, such as Leather on: November 24, 2013 01:37:18 PM



i'm just thinking out loud i have an idea im thinking through and i just wanted to ask you guys  Has anyone done any mixed media works using polymer clay adhered to fabrics particularly Leather or suede? and vice versa? Do you have any tips for using these materials together succesfully? will liquid sculpey be a suitable bonding agent.i would do some tests but i only have just the  amounts of leather i need for the project and not enough to do samples Sad .... its just i'm have a project Large but flat(relief) in my head and i am just trying to work out how best to do it.......would you advise a base material of thick card, solid clay or wood for stability cos its gonna get knocked about a bit, and also is Leather going to go in the oven ok ??
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Create Something Beautiful on: October 26, 2013 03:58:01 AM
oh wow thanks you guys!

And mega thanks to whom it was that liked my pic enough to recommend it
 
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Re: Lydia, The Tattooed Lady on: October 11, 2013 02:39:39 PM
i love this what a fantastic little doll, she''d look great sat on my bookcase guarding my art books Smiley
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Re: pillow case woven purse on: October 11, 2013 02:38:44 PM
love the technique of weaving you used very inspiring made me want to go and start weaving some fabric of my own Smiley
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Re: Craft Challenge #91 - Pillowcase Craft Party on: October 11, 2013 02:37:47 PM
beautiful work
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Re: Toddler Pillowcase Hat on: October 11, 2013 02:36:49 PM
far too cute and wonderfully done x
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Re: I Pity The Fool (that thinks there's $ in this wallet) on: October 11, 2013 02:35:56 PM
had to vote for this because i WAAAAAAAANNNNT ITTTTTT! i neeed it in my handbag! i lurve Mr T and it is also an awesome piece of stitching Smiley
10   / MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / Re: Meet our New Featured Member TheDaytimeHeroes! on: September 30, 2013 09:47:01 AM
i am totally in awe of this ladys talent and creativity. She is a very worthy featured artist. Not only is her art work beautiful and provoking but everytime i see a piece i feel inspired to create my own art
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