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« on: September 07, 2008 05:15:13 PM »

A friend was texting from Church and in his honor I decided to make a golden calf.  I think my favorite part is the raised eyebrow.





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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008 07:12:39 PM »

 Grin Hahahahaha.....that is super funny...and ironic Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008 08:16:40 PM »

Haha! Cheesy That's great! I love the eyebrow too!

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008 06:03:06 AM »

thats cute
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008 08:22:03 AM »

lololol.... Grin . . . I agree, the expression is also just perfect!

Is that gold clay you used, or a gold powder/etc. after shaping?  If it was gold clay, how did you start it and shape it to avoid the dark areas that happen when the mica on the surface doesn't all stay aligned parallel?

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008 08:40:50 AM »

Thanks all!

DianeB: That is Sculpey II Gold and the gold powder is in the clay.  I started by pulling the corner off of the sculpy block, rolling it into a super soft ball, then gently flattened it with my finger tips by just rolling them across the surface.  I tried my best not to pull taffy-style except for the legs.  I'm still in shock that it freestands, no wire necessary.   
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008 08:49:36 AM »

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That is Sculpey II Gold and the gold powder is in the clay.  I started by pulling the corner off of the sculpy block, rolling it into a super soft ball, then gently flattened it with my finger tips by just rolling them across the surface.  I tried my best not to pull taffy-style except for the legs.
 

Aha, got it.  You flattened the mica with your fingers, then didn't disturb it much. 
There's less mica though in Sculpey III's gold than in the other mica-gold clays (Premo, Kato, FimoSoft), so that probably helped too along with the extra gold powder in the clay.

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That's pretty unusual balance-wise, since often things that will stand before baking won't tend to afterwards.  Did you support the legs while baking?

The thing you will need to be concerned about though, having not used an armature, is the brittleness of the clay you used (Sculpey III) after baking in any thin or projecting areas... so unfortunately the legs (tail, ears, and udder) could fairly easily break off wth stress.


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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008 01:19:38 AM »

His expression makes me very happy... and amused!  Cheesy
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