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« on: October 16, 2008 03:57:56 PM »

I've been longing to try a Fairy Door & it actually came out pretty close to the vision in my head. Grin  I want to add some little white flowers & a tiny bell hanging from the door frame, but I have yet to make them come out looking like I imagine they should.

I really love how my "wood" came out.  Can you read the "Welcome" carved into the rock?


Here is an overall view of the scene.  It was my first try using liquid sculpy on the blue in the riverbed.


I know this picture is blurry, but it has a quarter in it for scale.

Comments & constructive criticisms are always welcome.  Thanks for looking!
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008 05:12:03 PM »

Wow!  You did a really great job with the texture of the door and the rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008 06:03:37 PM »

Very nice! Especially the wood. Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008 05:12:04 AM »

Great Fairy Door  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008 10:53:11 AM »

Love the little scene... very creative!

I don't have any criticisms, but maybe some suggestions for variations if you do something like this again.

Rocks and stone can be great fun to make from polymer clay in lots of ways.  In addition, to the marbling you did, you might want to try adding some other kinds of rocks too, like faux granite, sandstone, striated stone, river rocks, textured rock, etc., etc.
Lots of things can be put into clay too ("inclusions"), particularly into translucent or tinted-translucent clays to give very convincing renditions of all kinds of rocks and stones.  Check out Marie Segal's examples of adding different spices, herbs, and sands to make faux rock:
http://www.clayfactory.net/marie/mixin1.htm (click on all 7 pages)
...this link is currently weirded-out at my site for reasons I can't figure out (but will change soon), but this link should work
(And since this is a fairy area, you might want to go for rock with some glitter inclusions too, or more exotic things like geodes or jasper, or even jade/etc.)

There are loads of ideas/lessons/etc. for making faux rocks and stone on this page of my site, if you want lots more detail:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Faux--many.htm
(...click especially on Rock and Rock-like Stone)


Since I see you've done eraser carving, you might want to try making an eraser stamp to make outie lettering on clay (or make a clay mold from your carving to create an innie version)... you can see a version of a carved eraser pattern on clay (black clay, highlighted with gold mica powder) in this previous post if you're interested:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101292.msg960710#msg960710
(...the lower right of the photo shows the eraser, carved on 3 sides, and the results from those sides when pressed onto clay)
There are even more ways to create letters in/on clay discussed here, under Lettering:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/letters_inks.htm

(And I love the way you've done the wood, but if you're ever interested in other ways of doing faux wood with clay, check out some from this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/faux-turquoise_wood.htm
There's also info on other ways to make "faux water" on the Fauxs-Many page linked to above, under the Water & Bubbles category including using liquid clay. 
...and more fake water stuff on this page, under Making Faux Water, mostly having to do with using resin or clear acrylic mediums, and other materials --with clay or not:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/other_materials.htm )


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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008 11:31:03 AM »

That is really pretty. I've been seeing them around a lot lately. You did a really nice job on it.

Like Diane said, MORE MORE!
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008 03:53:37 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!  I really enjoy the creativity involved with the clay & the fact that there are a thousand different things that you can do with it.  I also really like the fact that you can keep smushing it up & trying again until it turns out like you want! 

Diane - thanks for another batch of really helpful links!  I can't wait to check out the water & eraser carving links especially.

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008 10:59:58 AM »

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I really enjoy the creativity involved with the clay & the fact that there are a thousand different things that you can do with it.


So totally true!  That's one of the things that drew me to polymer clay too; there are just so many ways it can be handled and used that one could never even get to them all. 
The fact that polymer clay is still in it's infancy relative to other mediums too, has made it really exciting to be a part of.  Back in the "early days," when polymer clay was just beginning to be used by "artists" and serious clayers rather than just little kids (early 90's), the whole feeling around it was like being out on the frontier, with clayers excitedly coming up with new and clever things they'd figured out to do with it seemingly every day... and always willing to share their knowledge.  That was really a heady time!

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I can't wait to check out the . .  eraser carving links especially.

There's a bit more about eraser carving and clay on the Stamping page at my site, if you want to check it out:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm

But, did you know that you can also use carving tools (and other things) to carve into polymer clay in various ways?  The results can be used as molds (or stamps), as well as the images themselves.  The carvings can also be backfilled in various ways, and more.
 If you're interested in those things too, check out my Carving page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/carving.htm
(...click on Raw Clay, and Baked Clay, and Backfilling in particular)

And some clayers like to just buy carving bits and make their own clay handles for them:
...one example here: http://thepolyparrot.com/pens3.html
...more info on making clay handles in general:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/tools_Dremels_worksurfaces.htm (...click on Handles)


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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008 09:28:00 PM »

Great job!  Keep at it, and you'll get the other parts, too!  I just love fairy doors of any kind, and I've seen some very imaginative ones.  I once made a couple on small fungi that grow on the side of trees, and they turned out pretty cute.  It was kinda neat, because the fungi made an instant stand and backdrop for them!  I am not sure where my photos are right now, or I'd attach one for you to see.

Sorry to go on.  LOL  Please post when you add more or make others!

xoxo
Shannon

Edit:  Ok, I finally found my photo.  Hope it's ok to share it with you!  I used polymer clay for the door and windows, and collected items like moss, nuts, etc. to embellish.  It's hard to tell from this picture, but the main part is a tree fungus.  I don't know what the real name is for them.  They are usually a half moon shape.

The clay items were baked first, then "antiqued" with paint, and glued on when they were dry.

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008 05:17:09 PM »

Wow Shannon, that is so cute!
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