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« on: October 29, 2009 01:02:08 PM »

Greetings! I'm new to the community and thought I'd start off with sharing some of my things!

I've been playing with polymer clay for some time now, and also play with true clay, though now I don't have access to a kiln. Boooo. I've been inspired by CF Original's style. I've always loved dragons and fantastical creatures, so they're often the focus of my pieces.
The vast majority (with the exception of the mirror, which is of course, glass) is made up of polymer clay. I use mostly sculpey with a little fimo here and there. Most beads are glass and gemstones of various types, mostly just adhered with more polymer clay, though some I put wires into, especially if they're seed beads (example on the first dragon's wing). I use a little shimmery stuff that I apply before I bake the mirror/dragon, and then, usually, apply watered down paint after baking.
This Cherry blossom dragon mirror is my latest piece.

I've got another in the makings now but its not quite done! Maybe sometime this weekend. Smiley
These were done sometime last month. Shortly after I moved and needed something to occupy myself with while waiting to start a new job. So frustrating!

you can tell, I like playing with mirrors Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 09:25:21 AM »

Very nice! (and welcome to Craftster  Grin)

I especially like the mirror with delicate leaves/branches/blossoms and the larger greeny-yellow-dragon mirror near the bottom (that one's less Christi Friesen-ish too).  

(Don't you worry that the Sculpey III parts will break off though since they're more brittle?  I guess they're protected somewhat on the mirror though.  Just curious... why wouldn't you just use Fimo --Classic, or even Soft-- or one of the other stronger polymer clays for thin things like this especially?)

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009 11:55:26 AM »

Lol Mostly cause I didn't realize that about the different types. Smiley Still learning. I'll have to get some though!
Thank you very much!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 04:29:29 AM »

the mirrors are fantastic! ( i like the dragons in the last two photos best)
i'l have to experiment adding glass beads to some of polymer stuff...i really like the effect.

« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009 07:07:37 AM »

Thank you!
I did have one new mirror that I was working on while I was posting this. Smiley Its done now!
Not too happy with the chest. Probably should've added more clay and just made it a solid chunk. Oh well!

« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009 12:59:15 PM »

I really like the orangey dragon and the big mirror! I like the way you have the dragons curled around them.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 06:31:30 AM »

Welcome to the forum. Very nice work! I really like the first mirror dragon, delicate and beautiful.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 10:28:34 AM »

Thank you everyone Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010 07:57:00 PM »

my favorite one is the last one, i love that his nose looks like a pony's nose
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010 08:58:30 PM »

well done!!  i especially love the mirrors!!  i also do dragons inspired by Christie Friesen Smiley
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