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« on: March 05, 2010 04:20:16 AM »

Hi Everyone - - Im quite new to this site and am blown away by the amazing talented people who are sharing their work. Its very inspirational and there are soooo many projects I want to go and attempt now Smiley

 A personal favourite of mine is sculpting and I have been dabbling in it myself over the last few years. A few years ago my cousin asked me to make her a personalised cake topper for her Wedding...Id never done anything like it before but gave it a go and had so much fun making it personalised for them. A few years later and Im still making toppers Smiley  I hand sculpt each one from scratch out of a base colour polymer clay - and then hand paint each one after cooking. I dont know why I do it that way - I just prefer painting them than using coloured clay to begin with.
 People give me their photos and ideas and I create a topper for them

 This is one of the latest I have done :






The Real bike that the couple asked me to copy :

And my sculpture of it


 Here are photos of the first ever Topper I made for my cousin :



 I think I am improving a little more each time I do it
 - but I love doing it and its fun to see what ideas some people come up with
 Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010 05:13:46 AM »

Totally amazing! The likenesses are fantastic Cheesy.

And that tiny bike totally rocks.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010 05:36:10 AM »

Those are awesome!  What do you use inside the people for support?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010 06:33:11 AM »

These are great!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010 08:02:39 AM »

These are awesome!!! Grin Very well done with the likeness of your "models"

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010 11:36:46 PM »



 Thanks for the comments Smiley    Its a good challenge for each topper, but never gets tiring as each one is different to the next.

 jennilocker : I actually make an alfoil armature of the body arms and legs and neck to give the support needed. That way I can bend it into shape and then sculpt around and onto it. I tried wire to begin with but as I need to bend some of my toppers into different positions - it was just too easy for it to poke through the clay if I had to move the arms or legs to different angles....

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010 08:32:24 AM »

Excellent! The bike is great! Such a wonderful departure from the standard bride and groom topper!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010 09:04:46 PM »


Thanks  Smiley

Doing the alfoil armature first really helps to hold it all together - some of the props I do can get really fiddly at times - especially the bicycles  Tongue
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