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« on: April 23, 2009 06:24:12 PM »

I did this for a recent swap, and can't wait to make one for myself! I am so pleased with how she turned out. I was inspired by a tree stump hehehe. I've seen others like her, but I have to say I like how I did mine with the shimmer Smiley (Not that I'm bragging LOL, I'm just so proud of her!!) She is hand sculpted from the super sculpy,  (the kind that comes in the box that is flesh colored), over a tinfoil base. Then hand painted with acrylics and glazed over with a satin glaze. I used some bronzing fluid in with the paint, to give her a healthy earthy type shimmer. She is about 6 inches high, and about 4 inches wide. Excuse all the pictures Smiley I got a bit crazy. 







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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009 07:29:54 PM »

I love this
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that's such a nice design Smiley the shimmer does add a good touch
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009 10:50:46 AM »

Very nice feel and look to that piece. .  .I know your swapper will be thrilled!

(You might want to warn her though against using it as a tea light holder unless the candle is in or on a heatproof surface since it wouldn't be good to take a chance on burning the clay and/or sealer which would make a nasty smell and black smoke.)

Have you tried using the ScuperSculpey-Firm for sculpts this big?  It's stronger than SuperSculpey, and I think it's supposed to take paint better too (it's gray and comes in a packet).

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009 11:29:53 AM »

Very nice feel and look to that piece. .  .I know your swapper will be thrilled!

(You might want to warn her though against using it as a tea light holder unless the candle is in or on a heatproof surface since it wouldn't be good to take a chance on burning the clay and/or sealer which would make a nasty smell and black smoke.)

Have you tried using the ScuperSculpey-Firm for sculpts this big?  It's stronger than SuperSculpey, and I think it's supposed to take paint better too (it's gray and comes in a packet).

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I told her to use the tealights that come in their own little container and not the loose ones Smiley
I haven't ever seen that kind of sculpey, I will have to look online for it! The Super Sculpey did end up taking quite a few coats of paint to cover it. It just didn't seem to want to be on there lol. Thanks Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009 03:33:49 PM »

That is absolutely lovely. Lucky, lucky swap partner.
I think I'd use mine to hold rose petals or potpourri or something and avoid the whole candle issue.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009 09:25:17 AM »

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I told her to use the tealights that come in their own little container and not the loose ones...

The metal cups could heat up enough to make a baking-polymer smell when the hot wax gets really low though (try it to see). She could also use one of the tiny glass bowls (from Bed, Bath, Beyond, etc.) used for individual portions of salt or for mis en place for cooking, sitting it in the goddess' "lap" and putting the candle in the bowl (glass is a better insulator than metal too).
Heating clear finishes can also result in some yellowing of the finish, especially over time and for some types, though you might not notice that on dark brown.  Some types could also bubble over time with sufficient heat?

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I haven't ever seen that kind of sculpey, I will have to look online for it!

You should be able to find it at Michaels.  It's hanging up on the wall though in a pouch near the clay, not in a rectangular package in the regular display stands like most of the polymer clay or in boxes on the bottom shelves.

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The Super Sculpey did end up taking quite a few coats of paint to cover it. It just didn't seem to want to be on there lol.

There's some info on preparing polymer clay when one wants to paint over it on this page at my site if you want to check it out:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm
...click on the very first category, Preparing the Clay for painting on top


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