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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2007 07:38:46 PM »

I'm both grossed out and amazed... it looks so real!!!
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2007 07:57:08 PM »

oh this is sooo cool, i thought that it was a real finger and i'm like....cool she made her fingernail into a pen!  then i realized it wasn't real...lol silly me!  U did a great job!
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2007 07:57:41 PM »

That is the coolest & creepiest thing I've ever seen!

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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2007 05:38:18 AM »

this disturbs me so much! in a good way
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2007 06:05:18 AM »

Hauntingly realistic.
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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2007 06:32:16 AM »

Totally awesome.  I have a question.  If it's  bic pen, which, if I remember correctly, is just cheap plastic, and you baked sculpey on top of it, how did the pen itself not melt?  Am I missing something? 
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2007 08:06:07 AM »

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If it's  bic pen, which, if I remember correctly, is just cheap plastic, and you baked sculpey on top of it, how did the pen itself not melt?  Am I missing something? 


lil_abi, I'm sure Avril222 will come back and let you know exactly what she used, but I'm pretty sure it was a Bic "Round Stic" pen because the clear Bics will shrink in the oven and can distort.  The round white ones don't do that at our baking temps because they're a different type of plastic. 

The white Papermates work too but they're tapered.  Other pens also work, including all? the ones covered with kind of rubbery stuff, but if you want a better list of some pens that work and some to avoid, check out this page on covering pens with clay:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pens.htm
(... click on Brands for that info)

The rest of that page also discusses various ways to cover pens with clay, and has lots of links to examples of clay-covered pens as well.

One thing to keep in mind is that in general it's best not to use the Sculpey brand for covering pens unless the layer of clay is thick, and the cclay at the very end where the point sticks out is also thick. 
Sculpey is more easily broken when stressed after baking where it's thin than other brands like Premo, FimoClassic, Kato, and Cernit (and to a lesser extent FimoSoft). . . .and if you actually write with the covered pen, it will get stressed a bit.
(When clayers cover pens they usually like the covering to be fairly thin  so the pen will feel easy to write with unless they're doing something special like this.)


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« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2007 08:33:51 AM »


I also made a little hand with a pointing finger to use as a pointer once (I stuck it on the end of a dowel) ... that was less bizarre but still a little bit --mostly funny.

Diane B.


I made a pointer that was just a finger, just like this for some school teachers I work with!  Your nail looks way better than mine-  I used a tear drop shaped red bead.
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« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2007 08:41:40 AM »

Are those Lee Press-on Nails? Remember those? Do they still make them? Anyways, I still love this and have been looking at it a lot this week...just for the creepy factor.
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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2007 12:23:48 PM »

lil_abi - diane b was right (as always) it was a bic round stick

craftyhandbags - those are awesome. i am a teacher and i bring my finger pen into work and my kids looooooove it. i originally made this pen because everyone kept stealing my black pens, with the finger pen i don't have that problem!
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