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Aveykin
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« on: June 24, 2010 09:40:05 PM »

I wanted to do a piece that wasn't a figurine, and had been debating doing a mask of some sort. Originally I was thinking a unicorn mask would be awesome, but the logistics of making a horn that would somehow sit nicely entirely out of polymer clay......I decided to pass on that for now.

So instead I have for you the phoenix mask! The entire piece is done with polymer clay, just given a light brush of brown and bronze acrylic paint to add some depth and sealed.  The back strap is ribbon wrapped wire.




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I think if I were to do something like this again I would have put wire reinforcements on the feathers, when I was attaching them with TLS they were just flopping all over in the oven. Must have burnt myself six times.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010 10:45:09 PM »

this is amazing!! 
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 11:21:34 PM »

I love polymer clay. I adore phoenixes. I find masks fan freaking tastic.
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I idolize you. You rock, it's gorgeous, I <3 it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010 02:02:19 AM »

Thanks guys!
Means a lot, this was totally new for me to try something this flimsy and still have it be functional lol!


Now I just need to make a dress to go with it Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010 08:43:35 AM »

very very nice and so original!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 09:34:54 AM »

absolutely lovely....what a great idea!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010 09:07:41 AM »

Love your mask!!  Looks really great on too.  Quite stylish and you've really captured the feel and look of a large raptor in the shapes and positionings of the parts.

P.S.  There are various ways to reinforce and stiffen polymer masks...if you want to check some out look on this page of my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm ...click on the Masks category
(and for more on clay armatures in general, see at least this page:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm )

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2010 02:32:47 PM »

Thanks Diane!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010 06:49:11 AM »

Ooo I do love masks! This is so cute
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011 06:24:06 AM »

I'm sorry you burnt yourself a few times, I've made a Raven costume with hot glue before and the feathers were frustating!  But this is amaaazing !!!
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