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LunaKitten
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« on: January 24, 2009 09:08:38 AM »

For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!! Ha. I made this little guy for an angel package I just did. He's my first draggy out of polymer. I learned quite a bit while doing him, one is that you should keep your nails cut back FAR or you have to battle nail marks all over lol. He is hand sculpted over a tin foil base for the body, using black sculpy premium. I used two irredescent seed beads for his eyes, and then brushed a gunmetal looking pigment powder onto him before baking. When he got out of the oven, I coated him twice with the sculpy satin glaze, so the gunmetal pigment would stay on better. He's a little under 5 inches tall, and maybe 4 inches wide at the base? I guess I should've measured him!!! Anywho, he flew away to live at his new house, but here's some pics I caught of him before he left! I hope you enjoy, and C&C are ALWAYS welcome. I would love some tips for sculpting something like this rather the cutesy food stuff that I have been doing.










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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009 12:57:22 PM »

Very cute. Great work. Do you mind me asking where did you get the gunmetal colored pigment powder? I use pearl ex pigment powders sometimes and have only been able to find an antiqued silver color as the darkest. i would like something closer to black. Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009 01:23:55 PM »

Very cute. Great work. Do you mind me asking where did you get the gunmetal colored pigment powder? I use pearl ex pigment powders sometimes and have only been able to find an antiqued silver color as the darkest. i would like something closer to black. Thanks. Smiley

This is a pearl ex powder. I believe I got it at Micheals, but I've had it for almost 6 years. I'm sorry the label is torn so I can't tell you what color it is Sad So I'm not sure if it is the silver color that you mentioned, and it might just look that dark on my dragon because the poly clay base is black, or if its actually another color that may have even been discontinued?? I wish I could be more help!!! You know I think they have an actual black, do you think you could achieve what you want by mixing the black and the silver together perhaps?
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009 11:10:12 AM »

Very nice little dragon!  I'm sure his new owner will be thrilled  Grin

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  I would love some tips for sculpting something like this rather the cutesy food stuff that I have been doing.

There's loads of info, lessons, examples, etc, re making sculpts (simple ones, to quite realistic/complex ones) at my site on these pages, if you're interested (including dragons, various ways to make wings and scales, etc.):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
...look in the Websites category especially for "dragons" and other sculpts
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm
...look for Wings and Scales and maybe other body parts... as well as Tools
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm
...various armature possibilities

And if you're interested in more on using metallic and other powders, etc., or interested in more on possible clear finishes, check out these pages too:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/powders_metallicwaxes.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/mica.htm (mica/metallic clays)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm (clear finishes--liquids, waxes --gloss, satin, matte surfaces)

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. . using black sculpy premium . .

If you're meaning Premo here (which is made by the Polyform company, and called "Premo!Sculpey" by them but by few others because it was developed by someone outside the Polyform/Sculpey group who didn't like the Sculpey clays and had it formulated to be quite different from their first 3 "Sculpeys"), that brand/line of polymer clay would be fine for most sculpts unless you tend to have hot hands, live in a warm environment, or like to work-and-work your clay--in which case I'd recommend Kato Polyclay or FimoClassic.  Sculpey III, SuperSculpey-flesh, and original Sculpey are all weak after baking in thin or projecting areas, as well as very soft, so not suitable for some things/people.



And beadingjunkee, polymerclayexpress.com sells both micaceous iron oxide black powder that you might be interested in, as well as their own brand of Black Mica powder:
http://polymerclayexpress.com/powders.html
(best to use on black clay, as mentioned, when not using completely opaque powders if you want the darkest possible effect)
Also, one of the Pearl Ex colors (available also in their Series 3  12-packs) is "Carbon Black" which is pretty dark.
You could also use 'Ivory Black' artists' pigment powder but don't think that has any mica in it (though could mix with mica powders or paints, including some of the regular metallic acrylic paints, Lumiere, etc.)


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stringofpearls
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009 06:17:58 PM »

I love the tilting of the pieces on the back. I think they add a lot of character. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009 09:32:45 AM »

I love the scales on your dragon. They are awesome.
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