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« on: December 15, 2010 07:40:27 PM »




I needed a cheap, quick way to make some ornaments and threw these together. I love them!! The cardinal looks so good, if you don't mind me saying so  Wink and I am just so excited about them! I'm going to make a million more! I just need to think of more cool birds. Anyone have any suggestions?

This was also to first time I used the gloss sealant on any of my polymer projects and I just love the way it looks. I can't believe I waited so long to try it!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 08:17:04 PM »

Wow! These are IMPRESSIVE! What type of sealant did you use, exactly? And how many coats? As far as bird ideas...woodpeckers, cockatiels, doves (not enough color?), hummingbirds...
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 08:19:04 PM »

thinking of the most colorful/interesting non-parrot birds i know of...
orioles
goldfinch
canary
parakeet
zebra finch
robin
hummingbird would be cool with iridescent clay or glitter
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 08:27:24 PM »

Very nicely done! I'd like to have a real collection of these!
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010 08:39:54 PM »

Thanks for the compliments and suggestions, guys! I'm doing bird research as we speak  Wink

Wow! These are IMPRESSIVE! What type of sealant did you use, exactly? And how many coats? As far as bird ideas...woodpeckers, cockatiels, doves (not enough color?), hummingbirds...

Thank you! I used Sculpey Gloss Glaze. It was just one coat! I'm not really experienced with it or any other glazes just yet but I really like it so far.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010 11:51:26 PM »

these are wonderful! puffins would be so cool Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010 12:26:53 AM »

Love them!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010 04:20:30 AM »

love the cardinal (as i am a cardinals baseball fan!)...very very cool!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010 11:53:32 AM »

Love them!  And very nice "conceptualual" style.

I don't think anyone's yet mentioned a cuckoo and I do associate that with Christmas and trees (in Germany anyway).  All kinds of birds would be great though too, even flamingos, eagles, or snowy egrets with wreaths around their necks or something festive in their beaks, etc.

(Re gloss finishes for polymer clay, you might want to read my post in this thread, which also has a link to the Finishes and two other pages at my site for much more on creating glossy surfaces with various liquids, waxes and other techniques:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358979.msg4206441#msg4206441 --starting with the 2nd paragraph)

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2010 02:34:54 PM »

these are cute! Another nice blue bird is the blue jay. A peacock would be cool too, or maybe an owl of some sort.
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