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OrangeKnickers
« on: September 22, 2010 12:23:54 PM »

After doing a lot of research and looking through all of the completed projects here on Craftster, I have decided to try polymer clay.  Any suggestions for what would be a good starter project?  How did you get started and what was your first project?  Eventually I would like to sculpt fairy dolls, but I know that's a long way down the road because I don't know if I can sculpt yet.  Any simple tips or tricks for a Newbie would be appreciated.  I'm really excited, but am not sure what project to start with.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010 02:51:46 PM »

Welcome to polymer clay!

I've written a number of posts here before that cover those kinds of topics for beginners and also given links to more info/lesson/etc at my polymer clay "encyclopedia"** for them so I'll just copy in those links here --some overlap. 
Start with these, then if you find you're interested in anything in particular or have problems relating to anything special, just ask here--I can give you more links to my site that cover those things and/or everyone will just address whatever you want to know:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=192069.msg2020704#msg2020704
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329041.msg3798986#msg3798986
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265189.msg2978691#msg2978691
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73664.msg1267435#msg1267435

As you'll see, there are many other things that can be done with polymer clay besides "sculpting" (large or small)...if you're interested in seeing a kind of list of those things, check out this message too:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179746.msg1871616#msg1871616


** http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm (the Table of Contents page for my whole encyclopedia site... scroll all the way down, then go to any topic page you see for lessons/info/etc, using alphabetical navigation bar)

Again, welcome!

Diane B.
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OrangeKnickers
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010 12:48:22 AM »

Thanks!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010 01:27:08 PM »

After doing a lot of research and looking through all of the completed projects here on Craftster, I have decided to try polymer clay.

You mean out of all the different stuff here on craftster - Bath and Beauty, Clothing, Cooking, etc - You picked polymer clay?

You deffinatly made a good choice Grin PC is really versatile and can be followed to a really high level. I'm pretty much a new newb. I guess it's been about a year now for me and I love it Smiley Some of those sculpted fairy dolls in the gallery are amazing! Really life-like.

Eventually I would like to sculpt fairy dolls, but I know that's a long way down the road because I don't know if I can sculpt yet.  

With practice you can learn to do anything.  Smiley
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