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CozmicStardust
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2008 10:57:44 AM »

Thanks so much for the compliments!! To answer a few questions--The green egg is not painted, but covered in canes. The rows of dots are done by poking an ink cartridge from a pen into the raw clay.
Also, the 3 on the left with the gold on them was achieved by drybrushing a little bit of gold paint on them after they were cured
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2008 11:11:57 AM »

Very nice!

(...think I've seen these before on another message board maybe too??...waving hi, if so Grin)

Have you ever thought of using mica powder while raw (instead of paint) to highlight the Balinese Filigree ones?...powders are easier to use for highlighting, and Pearl Ex and others come in all kinds of metallic golds and other colors, if you aren't already familiar with them.



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chellebeadz
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2008 11:34:36 AM »

They are great! I really like the blue egg!

I have always wanted to give filigree eggs a try but never have. Seeing yours has made me want to get started on one!
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stina.hamberg
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008 04:44:42 PM »

Maybe a stupid question, but can you put mirrors in the oven when you bake the clay? Because I assume that you bake the clay in the oven?

I really dig the design of the mirrors!
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TwiztidBlood
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2008 07:51:21 PM »

You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008 08:53:15 AM »

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but can you put mirrors in the oven when you bake the clay? Because I assume that you bake the clay in the oven?

stina.hamberg, mirrors can definitely be heated in the oven since they're just glass with silvering, both of which are perfectly fine at the low temps used for curing polymer clay... the clay could be baked separately too though, then just glued to the mirror if you want.

(If you want to check out more info on covering mirrors and other glass with polymer clay, there's lots of info (plus lessons, etc.) on these pages:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/frames-mirrors.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm )

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stina.hamberg
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2008 12:28:02 PM »

Thank you Diane! I have put it on my to do list Smiley
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