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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / gloss on: February 16, 2015 12:49:58 AM
Hi does anyone have any ideas, I put sculpy brand gloss on my terrarium decorations and they went milky. I tried coating them in clear nail polish and furniture polish and the water is still affecting them. Any ideas?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Pushing the bounds of the ATC - a Super chunky bathroom on: February 13, 2015 11:35:29 PM

could be an aussie one, ours are often separate too. It's handy in a one bathroom house, you don't have to wait for someone to come out of the shower,
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Bunny on: February 13, 2015 11:28:58 PM
Amazing work!

4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Gnome Home on: February 03, 2015 11:04:16 PM
So I made this little Mossarium:

I made the decorations.

The hardest part was finding moss since it is the height of summer, and very dry, and illegal to take it from the bush. I went to buy some from the garden centre and it can't be bought. But they were nice enough to give me some from the fence where the sprinklers are.

thanks for looking!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: A Garden for Cecile on: January 24, 2015 10:52:27 PM
thanks! he is rather.
I only recently discovered I have the knack for polymer, after watching nerdEcrafter's tutorials.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / A Garden for Cecile on: January 24, 2015 03:20:54 AM
I saw the little garden here:


and knew it would be perfect for Cecile.

The first problem was finding a tin, the mints sold here in tins are rounded oblongs with the hinge on the small end, not really workable. I looked at ebay, 10 empty tins for $12. Great! $43 postage. Not so great. I guess I do live on an island after all. I looked in a import shop in my home town and there were altoid mints. But expensive, $7 a tin. I bought them anyway, I'm not sure I want to know how much they are in the states.

I wanted to make it as a kit, with seeds and paper towel and all. I decorated the top:

the inside has the Latin for cress and a warning not to feed the gnome, in hindsight stay off the grass would have been funnier.

Here is a close up of the polymer clay gnome I made, it was originally a mobile phone charm, hence the eye, but it was too perfect for the little garden.

thanks for looking!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A tutu for Kristen on: January 08, 2015 12:00:56 AM

I made this tutu for 4 year old Kristen.

I used this method:

I used the method where you tie the tulle onto a ribbon, the no sew method.

I made a few modifications, I sewed a smaller piece of bias binding onto a larger piece, then tied the tulle on, then folded the larger piece over and made a waist band. Just to make it neater. And sewed a ribbon and bow over my messy hand sewn seam.

It was pretty fun and only cost $6.05!
thanks for looking!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Weeping Angel Tree Topper on: November 14, 2014 11:48:31 PM
thanks for the kind words!
definitely a first attempt you can see it if you look at it closely. I thought the arms would look better with the air dry clay wrapped on the joins because the arms were in such strange positions that there was a big gap at the elbow when I glued it. If I were you I'd try to find a barbie with better arms. The PVA does make it nice and shiny and I before I painted it I thought it looked amateur, and it would never look good. I smiled when I painted it and realised paint covers everything and it looks good now.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Weeping Angel Tree Topper on: November 14, 2014 10:09:20 PM
After reading the tutorials on making a weeping angel out of a barbie doll I decided to have a go and make one too for a Christmas present.
I made the gown out of air dry clay which is just horrid to deal with, especially in the Aussie summer and as an absolute beginner. Most of the detailing I did with my thumb nail. The hair and wings were made out of polymer clay. The doll was an abandoned barbie whose arms were in very strange positions. The cone was just an old cereal packet, I looked at the waterbottles as said in the tutorial but the only ones here would have made it look strange.
Here is a picture of it all done and ready to paint:

I painted her battleship grey that I got from bunnings. I looked for the stone effect but they don't have it here. I learned a few things painting it.

You can't spray paint polymer clay nor Barbie heads. You can spray paint the rest of the doll they just make the heads out of a different plastic I guess. I also didn't know about primer as it's my first time. I figured this out when it was 41 degrees and the paint wasn't drying.

To fix the wings and hair I painted on PVA glue onto the them, this is supposed to be a bad idea as the clay breaks down but it's not a heirloom its a silly gift so I did it anyway. It worked well.
The barbie head was a bit trickier. I ended up removing all the wet paint and starting again. I painted the head with PVA glue to see if that would fix the problem and it did. I then layered paint with the glue and painted the rest of the angel for good measure.
Here is the finished angel:

Thanks for looking!

10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Koi Pond on: August 13, 2014 05:54:20 PM
thanks Jacky!

here is the link


go have a look near you they probobly have something similar.

you get a lot left over, I'm starting to look around to see what else I can imortalise in plastic, like flowers.
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