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« on: January 06, 2009 11:11:31 PM »

i named him gilbert.
i am not sure why,
but i did.  Wink

im also not sure why im writing in all lower case letters...but thats beside the point.
heres gilbert!
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^^^that would be gilbert before i put him together...the white on the tail is because i started putting him together before i decided i wanted to take a picture:]

^^^there he is all put together:]

^^^there he is after i put fur on him:]

^^^and gilbert from the back. :] (my favorite!)

i plan to make the eyes and nose smaller, they look a little large for his face. but besides that, i love him.
i was also wondering what every one here uses for adding texture (like fur). i found an old dental tool and used that, you know the ones they use to scrape plaque off your teeth? (it was never used before!)
well, anyway, that was hard to use because of the odd curves and twists.
my sister has some tools for exactly this purpose, but theyre large and dont work well on my smaller clay pieces...any suggestions?

thanks for looking!
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soxymoron
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 12:12:36 AM »

I'd have used a toothpick I think. But I am in no way an expert, I'm sure someone who's been doing it longer will have better ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009 05:39:09 AM »

My sister bought me a whole set of tools for clay for xmas.  They're just from Michael's if you're looking for tools.  I typically use needles to add texture, though, but I tend to work pretty small.

Cute cat!
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littleghostie
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009 05:45:23 AM »

I think it's Cute. When I was a kid a actually had a cat named Gilbert! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009 06:21:04 AM »

I use a sewing needle.  I just tic-tic-tic the fur in on my bears and it looks pretty "furry" when I'm done.
Cute cat!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009 03:47:07 PM »

Gee, I wrote a long answer to this, which Craftster ate when I accidentally navigated to another site  Angry Angry Cry... I think I'll have to bail and just write a shortened version below:

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i was also wondering what every one here uses for adding texture (like fur). i found an old dental tool and used that, you know the ones they use to scrape plaque off your teeth? (it was never used before!)
well, anyway, that was hard to use because of the odd curves and twists.
my sister has some tools for exactly this purpose, but theyre large and dont work well on my smaller clay pieces...any suggestions?

Clayers use all kinds of things to create physical texture and visual texture.  They range from "texture sheets" and stamps, to hand tools like pointy things or other-shaped things which are dragged or gouged into the clay, to paint that's dry-brushed on or that's put into only the lower areas of physical texture ("antiquing") to create more dimensionality, or even sheets of clay created to simulate fur or other "hairy"/etc. textures (created with various techniques or cane slices, etc.).
More than one technique may also be used with others.

Check out some of these pages at my site for lots of info on all those things:
texturing: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/texturing.htm
and maybe also stamping: http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm
ALSO
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm
...click on Fur... and also on Hair>Clay and Beards
...click on several sub-categories under Tools for Sculpting
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
...click on Tips for Sculpting

There are also some tools for making "fur" shown in some of my photos:
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB/tools
...click especially on the 2 photos that have "fur" in the description, as well as the 2 called Tool Possibilities and Clay Handles



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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009 05:10:43 PM »

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions!
Im going to have to try them soon!
 Smiley
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thatsneat
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009 10:23:15 AM »

Cute cat!

And...
Wow Diane B! Thank you for sharing pics of your poly clay tools! Very nice!
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GardensOfUtopia
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 03:45:09 PM »

Very very nice attempt. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
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I can't breath without art..
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sarav0925
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009 02:18:20 PM »

i like ur textures on the cat
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