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« on: July 03, 2006 03:08:38 PM »

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MAGNETS
...various techniques...

(moved from we-want-a-polymer-clay-board thread)




These were made as magnets for my son's teacher's brand new white board (they'd used chalkboards previously).

Some of them had to do with the subjects they were studying that year or with things they had in the classroom (kids included... I modeled the brown haired one after my son). The background for the 3 faces was one of the old wonderful Fimo "faux stone" clay colors which are no longer sold. 

Most magnets were all-polymer as I remember, sometimes adding the cane slices over a core of scrap clay...  they had small magnets embedded their backs which were removed for baking, then glued back in with E6000 (now I'd probably use an epoxy glue though they're still working 9 years later according to the teacher --unless she doesn't want to tell me they aren't).

There are various polymer techniques represented in the items, especially:
... canes, "covering," simple sculpting, "aquarium bead" with fish & seaweed, transfers, discrete blends (from the days before "Skinner" blends), etc.




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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006 09:42:42 AM »

AMAZING!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006 12:11:57 AM »

wow! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006 11:42:29 AM »

cool! i wish i cold make canes like that! i have a bar of that faux stone stuff i dont use...it came with a kt where you wrap an actual rock in clay and stamp it with a little stamp kit that was included...why would you want to wrap a rock with rock colored clay and put the phrase "Far Out!" on it? Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006 11:46:35 AM »

 Shocked  These are awsome.  The rose with the leaf canes is my fav, no I change my fav everytime I look lol.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 01:15:05 PM »

Thanks for the comments  Grin (...although I must confess those were made so long ago I hardly even feel like they're mine!)

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i wish i cold make canes like that!


Don't worry, you can eventually!  Most are really just a matter of just learning the general techniques, then playing (aka practicing)... I'll have to say that black and white one was pretty darned fiddly though... learned it in a class with the two guys who used to call themselves CityZenCane. 
I'm planning to do some lessons on caning here as soon as I can figure out the best way to go about constructing and posting them, and also finding some time  to do it ... hopefully you'll be interested in trying those, but meanwhile you can always check out my pages on caning at GlassAttic (link in sig); there are lots of easy ones you can start with. 

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i have a bar of that faux stone stuff i dont use...it came with a kt where you wrap an actual rock in clay and stamp it with a little stamp kit that was included...why would you want to wrap a rock with rock colored clay and put the phrase "Far Out!" on it? 


That's funny, isn't it?  Everyone to their own thing though  Cheesy
I guess maybe some people like to have something they made to put in the flower beds or outdoors somewhere, or even use as a paperweight?
Some clayers cover rocks, small and large, to be able to write all kinds of things on (especially whatever they consider inspirational words or sayings), and some cover rocks to cut them open and make rock-shaped polymer vessels with too.

 I don't think the "faux rock" clay that Sculpey III puts out (called Granitex) looks a whole lot like most rock myself (it's kind of like lint in the clay), but the old discontinued Fimo Granite color I really loved (if you have some of that, hold onto it!)... you can see the difference between the two since I used Granitex for the the bunny and Fimo for the background behind the kids (quite different!).
 


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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006 12:32:53 PM »

im going to go see what kind or clay was in the kit. these arent stones for you garden  because it only comes with the one small bar of clay, so the rocks would be like 2 in at the largest...
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006 02:18:37 PM »

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these arent stones for you garden  because it only comes with the one small bar of clay, so the rocks would be like 2 in at the largest...

In that case, they're probably intended to make the "word stones" that were kind of popular a while back (may still be for those into self-affirmations, runes, etc.). 
Some were actually made over rocks, or were just clay that simulated the shape of rocks, and some were flatter like these:
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/playwithclay.html (photo about 3/4 way down page)

P.S.  If you want to try some lettering on any faux-stone clay (or any clay), check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/letters_inks.htm
(... click on Stamps, Molds, Cutters, under "Lettering"...)



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http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006 01:41:47 PM »

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these arent stones for you garden  because it only comes with the one small bar of clay, so the rocks would be like 2 in at the largest...

In that case, they're probably intended to make the "word stones" that were kind of popular a while back (may still be for those into self-affirmations, runes, etc.). 
Some were actually made over rocks, or were just clay that simulated the shape of rocks, and some were flatter like these:
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/playwithclay.html (photo about 3/4 way down page)

P.S.  If you want to try some lettering on any faux-stone clay (or any clay), check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/letters_inks.htm
(... click on Stamps, Molds, Cutters, under "Lettering"...)


in mine, your soposed to cover provided rocks with clay, then stamp them....i still cant find it..., ill have to keep looking!


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