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Topic: "I Love You Forever" statuette  (Read 2773 times)
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rachel.in.rainbows
« on: January 08, 2010 06:58:55 PM »

So this is a project I made for Christmas 2008 for my mom.  She cries like a baby every time she reads "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch, so I thought I'd try my hand at polymer clay.  This is the first thing I've made with it, and I think it turned out pretty good.  I used acrylic paint on it (which was REALLLLY fun-- haha). 

I wanted to paint it sort of messy, so it would be in the style of the book's illustrations, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

It's based on this cover illustration:


Here's the pre-painting sculpture:


And here's what it looked like finished:



And a couple detail shots:




Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 07:13:04 PM »

Oh how very sweet! What a thoughtful gift! You did a great job sculpting and painting! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010 08:03:10 PM »

Oh how very sweet! What a thoughtful gift! You did a great job sculpting and painting! Smiley

Thank you so much! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010 08:43:11 PM »

That's a sweet idea. Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010 08:53:14 PM »

That is fantastic! My sister and I love the book as well. We've had about four new baby cousins in the last year and they ALL got copies of this book!
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010 10:18:04 PM »

Very cute.  This book is a classic in our family as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 08:49:10 AM »

Thank you all for the kind words! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 03:53:40 PM »

That's wonderful! I cry when I read the book aswell XD Such a touching gift
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 08:07:06 PM »

What a great gift.  My mom gave me that book many years ago...and I cry, my mom cries, my husband cries and my kids roll their eyes.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010 08:11:56 PM »

What a great gift.  My mom gave me that book many years ago...and I cry, my mom cries, my husband cries and my kids roll their eyes.

hehehe that's so appropriate.  Tongue  Thanks for the kind words... and I definitely understand.  I never cried as a kid, but it always gets me now!
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010 12:54:08 PM »

ohmygoshthat'ssofreakingcute!

i knew it! i knew it would be awesome. i am constantly impressed by anyone who works with clay, especially those who paint their works by hand afterward. (two things i am apparently incapable of doing.)

AMAZING.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010 02:19:33 PM »

ohmygoshthat'ssofreakingcute!

i knew it! i knew it would be awesome. i am constantly impressed by anyone who works with clay, especially those who paint their works by hand afterward. (two things i am apparently incapable of doing.)

AMAZING.

Hahah thanks.  I'm not really that great either, but it turned out alright, as far as I'm concerned!  I wish I was able to do amazing things with clay, but sadly that's about as good as it gets!
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010 03:56:48 PM »

I love this! Love You Forever was one of my favorite books as a kid,  and like the rest of you it makes me tear up now. Beautiful work.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010 04:17:18 AM »

I love this! Love You Forever was one of my favorite books as a kid,  and like the rest of you it makes me tear up now. Beautiful work.

Thank you!!  I'm flattered!
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