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« Reply #100 on: September 24, 2010 04:49:02 AM »

oooh i am sooo enjoying this and looking forward to seeing the finished item Smiley
« Reply #101 on: September 29, 2010 06:26:23 AM »

Started on my Halloween stuff later than I wanted, but it's coming along...

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« Reply #102 on: September 29, 2010 08:54:35 AM »

I'm starting my halloween haul this week. Hopefully I'll have some stuff worthy of posting.
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« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2010 10:57:18 PM »

i've been trying to recreate a more realistic 'nightsky' bangle.

Galaxy blend experiment.

unfortunately the effect is limited to the slimmest layer of clay on the surface of this blend making it unsuitable for a curved bangle where a lot of sanding is required.
the blend is white to metallic sapphire (fimo) to black and silver glitter.

i love the blend but no matter how much glitter i added the effect wasnt as strong as i wanted Undecided
i've tried adding glitter to liquid polymer clay and brushing it on but even after letting it sit for an hour or so leval before baking its still quite sharp and lumpy. though it did allow me to build up a good density of glitter exactly where i wanted it
(im not convinced applying it to a curved surface such as this with work terribly well, i suspect it will flow to either side resulting in even more lumps Sad )

i guess i need to buy more glitter.

« Reply #104 on: September 30, 2010 03:46:35 AM »

I just fall in love with it!
It's beautyfull, I would wear it all year long! I'm so in love with blue !
« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2010 08:33:47 PM »

blithery your jack o' lanterns are soooo cute and cool!!

maxxev i love love love the bracelet!!
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« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2010 11:09:38 PM »

thank you Smiley

i do like those mini pumpkins...i didnt realise exactly how small they were until i realised those were the keyboard keys behind them! Shocked

i did a day course in sugar paste flowers last weekend. yesterday i managed my first polymerclay flower. i used the 'pinch and pull' method, frilling the petals with a cocktail stick (polymer clay is a lot more sticky than sugar paste and you will need a lot more cornflower  to stop it sticking though mine did tear on one petal)
for the stamens i used part of a scrap skinner blend. i partially leached it on parchment paper so it was quite firm then on a edge i used a tissue blade to slice of the thinnest strands (a bit like making chocolate curls...but on an edge so they are very thin and fine)
you cant push these in like wire...they will simply break. i make holes with a cocktail stick first in the centre of the flower then pushed them in with the aid of a par of tweezers.

im not to displeased with my first attempt though i feel there a lot of room for improvement Smiley
(i didnt bake the flower like this...i grabbed a lump of scrap and stood it upright to bake)
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« Reply #107 on: October 02, 2010 01:28:15 AM »

wow, that flower is awesome and the teeny pumpkins! how cute! You could cut down wee birthday candles and make them glow Cheesy


glitter it, no seriously, just add glue and glitter, no one will notice
« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2010 04:58:38 AM »

Thanks, maxxev, bubblegum_phoenix, and nougatgee.  Smiley  The funny thing is... they feel HUGE to me.  They're much bigger than a lot of what I make.  bubblegum_phoenix, I actually tested that!  lol  I never put them lit inside the clay, because I'm not sure what would happen, but I pre-burned a few to possibly put inside.

maxxev, that bracelet is really pretty!  Clay looks so different when sanded and polished like you do.  Really beautiful flower too!

I put the pumpkins aside for a while, because I FINALLY got around to buying tiny oval mirrors last week and I couldn't put this project off any longer.  I've wanted to make this for months!

Still needs a lot of smoothing and finishing up...
« Reply #109 on: October 05, 2010 07:15:33 AM »

maxxev your flower is awesome!!
blithery i love your mirror frame!!!
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