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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2007 08:17:21 PM »

Wow!  Just amazing.  I also like the position of the wings Cheesy

The wings are really a fave, I'm glad I took the time to do them!

I did them by setting up the shot exactly as I wanted it, reaching through and marking the fence relative to Perry. I also marked where Nehal and the tree base were. Then, I took everything out, painted the fence, and set it all back up.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007 02:30:12 AM »

Lea i think this is lovely and very touching, congratulations for such a beautiful work!
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2007 07:01:39 AM »

Lea i think this is lovely and very touching, congratulations for such a beautiful work!

Thank you! I was inspired by your Senor Shiva to make something different.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007 09:14:30 AM »

 Grin youre a sweet!
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007 03:42:55 PM »

All of it is awesome but I am totally worshipping your shoe-making-abilities. Wow! Well done.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2007 09:53:01 PM »

All of it is awesome but I am totally worshipping your shoe-making-abilities. Wow! Well done.

Thanks! They're not what I would call simple, but they are straightforward. A good method for making shoes (the one I used) comes from Maureen Carlson's book "Family and Friends in Polymer Clay," which you can get on Amazon.

A few things I learned from making the shoes not covered in Maureen's book:

You need to have a sheet or sheets of polymer clay in the color(s) you're planning on using. They will have to be fairly thin. I use sheets rolled on #5 on the Makin's Ultimate Clay Machine.
I use Kato PC, which handles stretching without tearing, even in thinner sheets, and takes series baking well, both of which are crucial to success.

You need to series bake, by which I mean work to a certain point, cure for 10 minutes @ 250, add more, cure again for 10 minutes @ 250, and so on.

Be sure to sculpt the feet in the shape of your eventual shoe. Make the feet slightly undersized so the shoe size doesn't get out of hand. If the foot and toes are going to be completely covered, there's no need to sculpt the feet for detail, just shape.

Laces are not hard, just fiddly as all hell. If you want to know how I do them, just ask.



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WOW!Amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008 09:24:28 AM »

So charming.

And LOL, I know what you mean about the fibers that end up in the clay. I work primarily with white clay, and every time I think my hands are clean when I start.... The clay soon alerts me to my error.
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