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Blitherypoop
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2010 04:16:14 AM »

Those are amazing!  Wow!!  Shocked
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nougatgee
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2010 05:35:07 AM »

gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2010 09:46:34 PM »

SPOILERS **DON'T LOOK IF WE HAVE UPCOMING SWAPS**

First up - I am practicing making dolls for the Mature Doll Swap. I haven't ever constructed a full doll, much less a decent looking doll. I've always sculpted really ugly dolls in the past, and I'm trying to do something that looks a little more delicate. I am also using air dry clay for the first time. I must say, I reallllly love it. I like working in layers so that I can add details as I go without worrying about messing up what I did prior. I also love being able to sand away my mistakes.

Here are a couple of pictures:


With eyelids



The beginning of the torso. It looks terrible right now, but I have faith I can get it looking good:


And here are a couple of items for my upcoming bookmark swap:

I hate how they came out, so I think I'm going to scrap these and do some thicker ones with rounded lines.. and figure out a better way to do the antiquing glaze look.
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nougatgee
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2010 02:05:18 AM »

very interesting - i'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!!
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« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2010 07:37:41 AM »

lvl0rg4n, I think it's fun to make figures even if you "can't sculpt" (which includes me) Grin.  I can make some passable things though just because I learned a few good tricks, and I also keep playing around till I get something reasonable.

Oh and btw, you can certainly "sand" polymer clay and smooth it in other ways (while raw or after baking) if you want.  More info on those things here:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm (click on Fingerprints, Smoothing, etc.)
http://glassattic.com/polymer/sanding_tumbling.htm (click on Smoothing Before Sanding too)

A couple of ideas for the bookmarks too.  If you want more even lines and holes, you can impress the lines instead of trying to "draw" them (straight geometric lines are especially hard to draw well in clay).
Iow, find or make something that's the right size and shape and has sharp-ish edges (like a box lid, etc), then press it into the clay like a stamp.  Ditto for the 3-sided lines on the sides.
For the holes, you can create your own grid to follow in various ways, but one would be to print out or draft a grid on paper, then make a hole at each intersection of the grid with a pin or tack.  Cut the paper so it's a rectangle larger than the grid-of-holes, place it where you want it on the raw clay bookmarks, then push the pin into each hole again (and into the clay)...when the template is removed, you'll have a nice grid of small holes you can re-impress with a knitting needle, etc.

(If you're using polymer clay for the bookmarks, you can make them a lot thinner as long as you aren't using Sculpey III, SuperSculpey, or original Sculpey especially since those lines will be brittle in thin areas, and as long as you're baking thoroughly.  Kato Polyclay, FimoClassic, Premo and Cernit will all just bend if they're thin and stressed, not break in two like those 3 Sculpeys especially.  If you're interested in seeing how thin polymer clay bookmarks can be, check out this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/cards.htm ...click on the Bookmarks category)

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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)
Yaqulek
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2010 08:23:52 AM »



Still needs more paint and hair. I could probably finish her today if I really wanted to  Undecided , it wouldn't take that long either, but I probably won't Roll Eyes.

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« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2010 08:31:27 AM »


Still needs more paint and hair. I could probably finish her today if I really wanted to  Undecided , it wouldn't take that long either, but I probably won't Roll Eyes.


Wowza!
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nougatgee
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2010 11:06:27 AM »

fabulous!!!  she's the unicorn in your avatar isn't she?
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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2010 05:11:22 PM »

thats impressive. Is it built over foil or wire?
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http://pinterest.com/sasha_tilson/

glitter it, no seriously, just add glue and glitter, no one will notice
Yaqulek
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2010 05:14:26 PM »

fabulous!!!  she's the unicorn in your avatar isn't she?

Nope! Tongue

I know that its hard to tell from the photos, but these two are actually very different. The one in my avatar, is one I finished last year.
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