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« on: October 08, 2008 09:49:13 PM »

This started off as a small project. I just wanted to decorate a terra cotta pot a little bit and give away one of a few of these spider plants I seem to have blooming everywhere...

But...well...my life isn't ever that simple now is it.

Armed with my shoebox of polymer clay, a weekend at home without the inlaws, a few leaf tutorials in my brain (I can dig them up if anyone would like) (here's the one I followed the most, but I looked at a bunch a while ago and then just did it, so my technique was probably a mishmash of everything...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86w8CRBQUdA) and a really big razor blade that would later cut me a good one, I get to work making some leaf canes.

Apparently I didn't upload any of my progress shot...so right onto the action shots, aye?

In that last one the glaze was still gooping up the crevises a little bit...but it's gone now.

It took two canes made like the one shown above. That cane was probably the size of the palm of my hand wide...and maybe an inch or two long when I started. Next time I will make a little more, as I almost ran out at the end and had to really place my leaves carefully. In the very near future I want to make one with fall color leaves, and possibly one that looks a little more like feathers.

« Last Edit: October 08, 2008 10:47:51 PM by evilsarah - Reason: added tute video » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008 10:06:47 PM »


much more patience than I could ever have!  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008 10:21:44 PM »

I really like it!  Makes me want to bust out the poly-clay again.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008 10:30:36 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! what an awesome idea! You did a wonderful job on it and it is beautiful! I'm sorry about your injury. I had one myself last week.



« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008 10:40:22 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! what an awesome idea! You did a wonderful job on it and it is beautiful! I'm sorry about your injury. I had one myself last week.


My boyfriend works on his computer like right next to my crafting area. I was trying to put the cover back on my clay blade, when the cover slipped and I ran my thumb down the whole thing. It didn't hurt so much as surprise me and piss me off because I knew what a pain the rest of the night would be as I didn't put a band aid on it and just crammed more clay into the cut.

Anyway, I made that like "I just cut myself" sucking in hiss noise, and ran out of the room to wash my finger because it started bleeding with a quickness.

"Sarah, did you just cut yourself with a big ass razor blade again" He shouted after me. Thats right, again, I had cut myself with an acutal razorblade a few weeks ago...thats what made me break down and buy the actual "clay blade."

"It's not really a razor blade" is all I could say. It was pretty funny.

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008 11:28:19 PM »

Me Likey, Me Likey!    Shocked Grin
I feel very intimidated by polymer clay, so I haven't tried anything yet.  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008 12:49:18 AM »

This is so cool!

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008 06:14:39 AM »

Great application!  I am always amazed a canes, but I never really like the projects they become.  This is wonderful, though!  Very original!

« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008 07:31:34 AM »

Leafy Pot = Really Cool. I want to peel it like an artichoke.  Grin
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008 08:33:49 AM »

Oooo i love the pot thing at the bottom! I absolutely love the effect of canes, but i can never get them to look right Sad I'll keep on trying though!
Great work!


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