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LiseteAlves
« on: July 21, 2006 10:12:49 AM »

As promised (! Wink ) I'm introducing myself to the polymer clay community! Smiley
I'm from Portugal, and I've started about a year ago working with the this amazing dough! I'm hooked, thanks to GlassAttic and Diana!
here are some of my latest work:








you can check out my stuff at  www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/!
I'd love if you leave your comments Smiley

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boo
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006 10:25:17 AM »

Ol!

You beautiful things, welcome to crafster!
Where do you buy this clay on Portugal? I've never seen it before..

Happy Crafting (e espero que te divirtas neste frum)

Boo *
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LiseteAlves
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006 10:31:41 AM »

Hi Boo!
Where in Portugal are you from?? I'm in Porto! There are several places in Porto you can find Fimo Soft... If you want, let me know and I'll send you a list!

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Lisete
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boo
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006 10:32:43 AM »

Sorry about my stupid question earlier (I did a little research)... Is this  FIMO??? REALLY???
How do you get this glossy effect?


Sou mais dos lados de Lisboa! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006 10:43:13 AM »

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As promised (! Wink ) I'm introducing myself to the polymer clay community

Yay!... glad to see you over here  Grin

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Love the way you've tapered out these swirlies...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/123817328/

Are all of those polymer?... even the black and white one at top, and the bluish one left-center? ... can't quite see what it's all about
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/123817327/

And of course, I have to give a link to this one ... just because you used real turquoise with the wire doesn't mean it couldn't be done with faux turquoise made from polymer clay, so it qualifies IMO:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/172859642/
(and the wire-wrap rings are awesome too!)




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(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006 11:38:54 AM »

Your work is awsome!!!!  Super nice swirls.  Dizzy like me lol.
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I have alot to share, all you gotta do is ask.

 
Crochet, x-stitch, Ribbon embroidery, plastic canvas, beadwork, polymer clay, wire work, and now TATTING!!  Please help me learn to knit, then I might be complete.
LiseteAlves
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006 01:46:39 PM »

"Love the way you've tapered out these swirlies...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/123817328/"
Actually, these beads weren't done exactly by the swirl technique, although I imagine they could possible be made that way... I'll try to take photos next times I make one of these series so you can see what I mean...

"re all of those polymer?... even the black and white one at top, and the bluish one left-center? ... can't quite see what it's all about
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/123817327/"
They're all FimoSoft, each and every one! The "bluish"one is more of a "greener" one with red, not very visible in the photo... experimenting with talc powder Smiley

"And of course, I have to give a link to this one ... just because you used real turquoise with the wire doesn't mean it couldn't be done with faux turquoise made from polymer clay, so it qualifies IMO:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/172859642/
(and the wire-wrap rings are awesome too!)"
So glad you like it Smiley

oh, and thanks beadizzygrl! I kind of get a bit dizzy too when I spend to much time "swirling" !  Grin I'm a bit addicted to the technique! thanks, Diane!It's all your fault!:P

Hugs!



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LiseteAlves
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006 01:59:30 PM »

Sorry about my stupid question earlier (I did a little research)... Is this  FIMO??? REALLY???
How do you get this glossy effect?

Yes, it's FimoSoft... as to the glossy effect: Fimo glossy varnish Smiley although I've heard (and seen the results!) of a varnish called Varathane, and i've been searching like crazy for the stuff to try it out but I can't seem to find it here (the manufacturing company doesn't seem to want to reply my e-mails either, so...)

(desculpa estar a responder em ingls... apenas questo de cortesia para com os outros Smiley)
tens q fazer uma visita c acima ao Porto, conhecer os arteses espectaculares de fimo q h c por cima!
--- just inviting Boo to pay a visit to Porto's Fimo Craftsters! ---

Hugs!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006 02:18:28 PM »

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varnish called Varathane, and i've been searching like crazy for the stuff to try it out but I can't seem to find it here (the manufacturing company doesn't seem to want to reply my e-mails either, so...)

Varathane is just a brand name for polyurethane, though this brand (and some others, I take it, also have something called IPN --an interpenetrating network--that helps the finish actually get down into the clay rather than sitting on its surface).  Varathane is now made by RustOleum but used to be made by Flecto, which is why you'll sometimes see that name used for it. 

You could try any water-based acrylic finish for wood though from the hardware store ... most of them will do pretty much the same thing.  (Varathane comes in 3 versions... gloss which is the most commonly used one, semi-gloss and satin, I think... I've heard the Satin or whichever one is the least glossy is so matte it may look kind of funky though).

Future (an acrylic polish for kitchen floors) is another option... it's a little thinner and is affected eventually by ultraviolet light though most of us don't leave our stuff in the sun or fluorescent light that long.
Future is available under other names (by Johnson) in other countries... if you want to check out the names to see if anything sounds familiar, look on my "Finishes" page
 http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm under Future.

Also, if you want to check to see if Varathane is available in Europe, or there's possibly another acrylic wood finish with IPN, your best bet might be to write to Sarajane Helm, who has championed Varathane over the years, talking to them occasionally ... her website is polyclay.com for an e-mail address and she also has a Varathane "page."



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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
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 #9 on: July 21, 2006 03:28:15 PM »

Oh my! These are glorious, and I especially think these on
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakuska/123817327/"  are breathtaking. 

(I'm afraid I know nothing about polymer clay except what I've picked up vicariously on Craftster, but I know these are wonderful)  You inspire me.
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006 10:22:59 PM »

Wonderful swirls! I'm very much a beginner but I love making the swirls and have one piece that color wise looks much like the 3rd photo (though not quite as nice). Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work. I'm very curious to see the technique you mention. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2006 05:25:20 AM »

Wow, they are fantastic. I love the first one, so pink and swirly!! The stand looks like a candy shop display, yummy!!
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2006 05:52:55 AM »

Spectacular! The glossyness makes them so purdy. I'm attracted to shiny things. LOL

Question....everyone kinda mentions a 'swirl technique'. How is this technique done? I'd love to give it a go.
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boo
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2006 02:39:45 PM »

Fimo soft you say?

I've met this girl from Porto in FIA (Lisbon), but she made jewelry with beads and gemstones... she was really, really nice!

I'm quite a disaster with Fimo, I have the only talent for knitting and that's all.
Maybe we'll meet in some craft fair one day! If I ever heard of one, I'll PM you Smiley

P.S. - I was browsing your gallery and I LOVE all your work. Congratulations!
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2006 08:49:41 PM »

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Question....everyone kinda mentions a 'swirl technique'. How is this technique done? I'd love to give it a go. . .


Quacker Jacks, take a look on this page, under the subcategory called Swirled Bicones near the bottom of the list (Under Bead Rollers), for instructions, tips, variations, etc.
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/beads.htm


Warnng.... they're ad-dic-tive!!  Grin Grin Have fun!


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few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
macabrechaos
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2006 10:46:21 PM »

those are very lovely Grin Cheesy Wink and im interested in starting polymer clay sculpture ...ehh...how much would it cost to start this c ???raft?
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2006 03:27:59 AM »

LiseteAlves, those are Gorgeous! I love your colors and they way you put things together!!!!
Welcome to Craftster - love your stuff!
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2006 11:55:04 AM »

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im interested in starting polymer clay sculpture ...ehh...how much would it cost to start this c ???raft?


macabrechaos, do you mean actual sculpture, or do you just mean alll kinds of polymer clay stuff?   

(What you'd like to do does have some effect on the cost, as well as sizes you're interested in, etc.... you could get into plain sculpting, for example, with just a box of SuperSculpey or the new gray Firm Sculpey --or other brands of bulk polymer clay-- for just about $10 plus a toothpick, a few items from around the house, and a home oven & cheapie oven thermometer.)




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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 #18 on: July 29, 2006 06:39:11 PM »

so pretty!
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