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Topic: A Birthday gift for KAREN (no peeking Karen!! lol)  (Read 3545 times)
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« on: April 09, 2007 05:57:08 PM »

A birthday treasure chest for my best friend!!  I did give her a peek today with this pic:

She said she could not tell what it was.  Bet some altoid tin covering crafters recognize the rounded corners of this box thing.... Wink


I call this texture sheet I used "Groovy".

Yep, even the bottom is textured.  I dusted with Gold mica powder, makes it resemble a gold bar!! Wink

On the inside I have various canes for her to try out!!  A butterfly wing, a mistake gone great bargello cane (that heart was not intended at all), a petal, and leaf cane.  Threw in some earings of beads I had left over.  When all wrapped up in baggies, they fit perfectlly in this tin.  Off to the post office tommorrow, I just could not wait to share!! Roll Eyes  She dabbles in clay a little.  I hope she likes it!!

Maybe you can see the heart a little better in this pic.
Now I can tease her about looking or not!! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007 07:00:56 PM »

Wow, that's beautiful! Amazing! How did you do it?
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007 07:50:22 PM »

Thank you very much WIP!!

With  brown/gold scrap clay and a clear plastic texture sheet I ran thru pasta machine med thin setting.  (mist texture sheet with water first) Peeled it off then leave for a little bit before handling.  I was careful and all not to fingerprint it up, but found Kato brand clay TOUGH enough to measure and cut up to cover whole altoid mint tin.  I think my luck with the decided setting of machine and the leaving it sit before handling was the key.  I dusted it with gold mica powder after completely covering tin with textured clay.  I used oval cookie cutter to remove gold/brown clay then replaced hole with the white/transluscent clay.  I stippled the white clay.  Rolled black snakes for the K and oval "frame".  I used cane slices for the flower petals, leaves and butterfly wings.  That is black wire for the antennas.  I was not planning on "futuring" but had to keep the powder off of everything else, so it all got a good glaze as I went along.  I learned that the clay sticks pretty well to a "futured" already baked piece.  WOW  Shocked even the feet added last (with drop of liquid sculpey) seem to take hold nicely.   
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007 04:52:43 AM »

This is totally amazing.  I wish my polymer skills were this good.  Well damn it.  I'm gonna try anyways!

Thanks for the inspiration!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 05:30:33 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007 10:48:42 AM »

Thank you mansonette!  And I say GO FOR IT!
Thank you *crystal*!
I made it to the post office this morning, she should get it in about 3 days tops (thinking posivite) I am going to have hard time waiting!  The only patience I have is when I craft, so off to making something else in the meantime lol  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007 03:44:14 AM »

Oh my, I wish my name was Karen right now Wink This a stunning work of art, I'm sure she'll love the sincerity and hardwork you put into this! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007 12:23:15 PM »

Fabulous, as usual!  Grin 

Love the texture plate you used too... I have a similar one with thicker lines that I molded from a plastic tray in a cookie package.

Nice choice for the top's side strip too, and nicely joined.


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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007 01:37:52 PM »

Thank you emulatris, and DianeB!!
I also found wonderful textures from packaging.  Working with clay helped me realize how usefully "textured" every day garbage is!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007 07:04:26 AM »

WOOHOO!  My name *is* Karen!

I'll PM you with my address asap!  Thank you so much, you didn't have to!

Smiley

PS:  you're late.  My birthday is in January.

hehe.

(nice work, btw!)

Karen
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