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Topic: Rediscovering polymer clay (updated) - FINAL dragon project pic on pg 3!  (Read 9023 times)
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« on: November 06, 2006 05:10:24 PM »

Oh, I'm so excited to see a polymer clay board! Haven't done it in ages, but I'm forcing myself to use some stash SO, my husband and I did these jack and sally figures. I did the tree too, but it's papier mache. The dragon is going to be part of a christmas gift for some friends, he'll be sleeping on a book guarding a tree covered in glass beads.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006 05:11:50 PM »

I love the dragon, he has so much detail!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006 07:30:00 PM »

I love your dragon. The detail is incredible. And the colors are pretty.
Nice job on sally and jack too.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006 09:07:14 PM »

dammit seeing stuff like your dragon makes me want to quit polymer clay altogether lol

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2006 05:45:50 AM »

Awesome dragon!  That makes me want to get out my clay and play now too... you're inspiring Grin
I really love the tree scene too.  The face on the tree is great!

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006 12:19:19 PM »

Love Jack and Sally!!!!!!!!!!! You did a fabulous job.

Dragon is very well done too... did you use pearlescent paints, or mica powders (or make your own paints with them)?

P.S.  Next time maybe you should make the tree from clay too  Grin... clay over an armature of twisted wire, maybe wrapped with floral tape or aluminum foil where/when necessary first.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006 12:51:07 PM »

Thanks all!

did you use pearlescent paints, or mica powders (or make your own paints with them)?

I used straight mica powders, but first, I just took a bunch of leftover clay scraps and stacked them to make striped pieces  which I then cut into slices and laid over a tinfoil form. (if you look at the right side of the dragon's face you really can see the stripes) I ran out of the striped clay when I got to the details and the tail, so I used green and rust colored clay with the intention of painting the whole thing when I was done, but then I remembered the mica powders and thought I could get away with using them to kinda blend the whole thing together. I also antiqued with a black acrylic glaze after the dragon was done to give the details some depth.

Great idea to do the tree out of clay too. I had actually done it first with the intention of just putting some day of the dead skulls on it, but my husband suggested the NMBC theme, so we went with it!

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006 08:22:31 AM »

Wow....that dragon is so awesome !!

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006 04:13:19 PM »

I am completely in love with that dragon.  Amazing stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2006 04:16:55 PM »

Oh My God! The dragon is SOOOO amazing!! I love the color blends and the metallic shinyness..I wish I was the one receiving the gift  Smiley

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