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rebecnik
« on: December 15, 2010 05:16:21 PM »

I've been working with polymer clay for just a few months now. I used Sculpey when I was really little, and when I decided that I wanted to get back into a hobby, polymer clay sounded perfect. These Bottles of Hope are pretty primitive, considering I've used these to learn techniques. I'm going to try to donate them to the cancer center where my Dad was taken care of.

Sorry the photos are behemoths. I've tried every way I can possibly think of to shrink them, and I just can't do it. Ugh.

Update: Thanks to Diane B. for teaching me how to post photos! Here they are...
Oh, and another update: The bottles in the group picture are happily on their way to the Illinois Caner Center (the 2 not pictured with the group at all are custom orders). Yay!

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010 10:11:29 AM »

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Cool Bottles of Hope! (you know now not to use Sculpey for the thin parts though, right? Grin)

I'm sure the Cancer Center will be thrilled with them...nowadays most of them are even familiar with BOH (if not, have them read some of the info from my BOH page at glassattic).

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rebecnik
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010 11:22:34 AM »

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for your help! Hooray! And thanks for the compliment! Yes, I absolutely learned not to use Sculpey for the thin parts! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010 12:06:19 PM »

Do you have a closeup of the fleur-de-lis one too?

Diane B.
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rebecnik
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010 01:17:42 PM »

Sure do! When I was deciding which photo to post, I decided to just post to close-ups of all of them. I realized that, in the first picture, it is tough to see some of the detail that only I know is there.

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librarylover
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010 10:38:52 PM »

Thanks for posting the detailed shots, too. These are great!
Congratulations on completing this project for such a worthy cause!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010 08:22:37 AM »

Yeah, the closeups really help.  Before I wasn't able to see the pretty Skinner blend spirals on the blue one, or the texture on the orange one (if you textured the sheet before applying it to the bottle, was it hard to get the sheet on without flattening some of the divots?).

Also what kind of silver or white pigment did you use on the fleur-de-lis one?
And was the red/green/yellow one a specific technique, or serendipity?

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rebecnik
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010 08:59:20 AM »

Actually, after looking at the first photo, I realized that I showed the worst view of the Skinner roll one; some of the slices on that part are mushed. I still like it, though! This was actually my first bottle. The white "rope" discolored in the oven ("hooray" Sculpey), so I "painted" over it with a mixture of white pastel chalk dust and TLS.

For the orange one: It was textured after I put it on the bottle. I'm pretty sure this was the second one I made. It's from Sculpey's fluorescent line, which I know plaques a lot. So I gave it lots of texture (with the clicky part of a ballpoint pen) so that, if moonies came up, they wouldn't be as visible.

The silver pigment on the fleur-de-lis one is rub-n-buff. I loved playing with it! The fleur-de-lis itself is from a perfectly-sized soap stamp that I stumbled upon. Then I put a micro-thin layer of rub-n-buff on my index finger and tapped away. I LOVE the effect!

As for the one with the fluorescent yellow, blue and red: it's actually mokume gane. I flattened the colors together, bent the slab gently over the end of a large paintbrush handle, and sliced off the little dome. Then I flipped the sheet over and did the same thing to get the opposite color scheme. When I put them on the bottle, I gently yet firmly pressed them somewhat flat.

Thanks for all the questions! I am soooo flattered!
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rebecnik
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010 09:01:19 AM »

Thanks for posting the detailed shots, too. These are great!
Congratulations on completing this project for such a worthy cause!

Thank you so much! I am so thrilled at even the prospect of bringing a smile to the face of someone in such hardship! I shipped them off yesterday along with inspirational quotes for each bottle.
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sarah-beth
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010 12:17:45 PM »

those are so pretty. and such a nice thing to donate im sure they will love and appreciate them.
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