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Lysistrata
« on: May 20, 2007 01:32:42 AM »

hey y'all. I made this medallion for a cosplay contest (I was jack sparrow, a friend was Elizabeth. We came second!) and I thought I'd post it. I originally made three of them, all except this one have been swiped up by eager piratey friends. This was the worst one out of the lot, and the friend who had it painted over the original paint with glow in the dark stuff. I've since repainted it, but it doesn't look as good. But apart from all that, I think they turned out really well. Everyone at the convention wanted one:



and here it is with the flash on (the colouring isn't quite right on either photo, but that's what happens)


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007 01:34:44 AM »

They're amazing! How did you do it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007 01:19:00 PM »

Cool!  Did you make a mold first?


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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 01:32:28 PM »

it's great!  Can you share a pic of your costumes with us?
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Lysistrata
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007 02:02:54 PM »

I'll post costume pics when I get home tonight, if there are any on my harddrive.

no mould. I was really lucky to find a line drawing of the coin on the internet, I simply made circles and then added clay shapes and used a toothpick to push them down and make incisions.

Oh, they're about 1.25 inches across
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007 02:07:12 PM »

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no mould. I was really lucky to find a line drawing of the coin on the internet, I simply made circles and then added clay shapes and used a toothpick to push them down and make incisions.

 Shocked Shocked whoa... that's a lot of trouble for making several of those!

(For your other eager piratey friends, you might want to make a clay mold of this one and bake it... then you could cast a bunch more with new clay so you'd only have to bake, antique, and string those to give away.)


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Lysistrata
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007 04:15:19 PM »

a mould is an excellent idea. I'm not sure how to go about doing that, but I bet anything there is a tutorial somewhere on this site, or somewhere else on the internet.

When I made these I didn't really know what I was doing, just making it up as I went along, trying to make it look as much like the picture as possible.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007 04:20:04 PM »

There's this stuff which seems pretty simple to use, just push your master into it and bake.



http://www.sculpey.com/Products/products_poly_elasticlay.htm
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007 08:01:44 PM »

COOL! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007 09:58:58 AM »

This is a really awesome treasure!  Excellent work.  What did you paint it with?  It looks so wickedly antiqued.
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