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meenuh
« on: August 21, 2006 02:31:20 PM »

Here's the latest dolls I've done!!  

http://www.countercultured.net/~meena/819/IMG_0922.jpg

They're entirely sculpey except for the aluminum wire frame and I used some chopsticks to reinforce the legs.  They were painted with acrylic paint and accented with gold reniassance foil.  :]
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slb2724
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 02:42:43 PM »

wow! those are so cool! (by paid, do you mean theyre actually of someone?)
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meenuh
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006 03:31:17 PM »

wow! those are so cool! (by paid, do you mean theyre actually of someone?)

Yes!!  Someone paid me to do them!!  I'd post the original picture, but I don't have permission yet to put their images on the internet.  Since these are technically something I made, even though it's in a likeness of them, I figured it'd be ok to post.  :]
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Sarie23
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006 05:38:56 PM »

Oh my gosh! Those are really awesome!! Nice job Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006 12:33:31 PM »

Very nice!... you've captured the stances really well too.  The couple must be thrilled!

(Do you always paint over the clay? or have you considered using colored clays with maybe a bit of acrylic wash here and there?  And have you tried any of of the stronger clays than Sculpey?)



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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)
meenuh
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006 02:09:15 PM »

Very nice!... you've captured the stances really well too.  The couple must be thrilled!

(Do you always paint over the clay? or have you considered using colored clays with maybe a bit of acrylic wash here and there?  And have you tried any of of the stronger clays than Sculpey?)



Diane B.
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I do always paint over the clay. . .for me it's just easier to match the colors that way.  I haven't tried any other clay, though I heard cernit is the awesome stuff professional doll makers use.  :]
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006 02:32:34 PM »

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  I haven't tried any other clay, though I heard cernit is the awesome stuff professional doll makers use.  :]

Well, Cernit makes colored clays as well as special flesh-colored clays ... all Cernits have translucent in them which gives depth and a very real quality. 
Many of the other clay brands also have skin colors though which use translucent, but they're all different in various ways ...e.g., some of the ones that are used by dollmakers and other suclptors for flesh are SuperSculpey--or SS mixed with other clays for strength, ProSculpt, Puppenfimo, etc.

(Not sure if you were using original white Sculpey (boxed) or SuperSculpey to start with though... they're pretty different.)

If you want to read about the various types of flesh-colored clay in particular, you might want to check out these pages:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm (for flesh-colored clays considered "best" for sculpting)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm (all brands & types of clay, and probably more on SuperSculpey)

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.for me it's just easier to match the colors that way.

LOL, that's what all the painters say... until they begin mixing their own colors and start having a ball!
If you think you might be interested in checking out how to mix  colors with clay, check out these pages for loads of info:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/color.htm
... and this page has a section dealing with mixing various colors of skin
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(click on Skin)


Have fun!



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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)
meenuh
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006 02:38:26 PM »

LOL, that's what all the painters say... until they begin mixing their own colors and start having a ball!

Well the way I look at it, is I spend about $7-9 on a box of various acrylic paints that last me a pretty long while and it's easy to fix if something goes wrong (so I can just paint over it), or I can spend easily twice that trying to get all of the right colors of clay to make the various different parts I need, and then If I need to blend the clay to, say, attach a hand to a sleeve, I don't have to worry about having a purple shared area, I can paint the hand skin color, and the shirt shirt color.  For what I'm doing and the way I do it, it really does make more sense for me to paint them afterward.
Also, I don't know if it's my oven or what, but sometimes the clay burns, and I can paint over burnt clay. . .whereas if the clay were colored, it would be that much more effort I'd have to put into it to fix the color (after having mixed the right color clay and baking), than if I just worked in one color and painted it.
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kreedance
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 06:37:26 PM »

That is just stunning!  What are they planning to do with them - statues?  I saw a post where someone was making weddng cake toppers. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006 06:44:31 PM »

Those are so beautiful, you are very talented!  I also think it's rather romantic for a couple to have a statue of themselves together.  Smiley
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