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« on: February 09, 2011 11:49:02 AM »

found a set of six stamps at a closing down sale at the weekend....just knew i could use them for something! Grin
i hadn't tried stamping on polymer clay before but im quite pleased with this.
i rolled out white clay and stamped the image (using ink from your joe average ink pad) and indented lines for the 'snail trails' with a cocktail stick. i cut the clay to shape and baked, once hard i back filled the snail trails with silver and covered the entire thing with a layer of liquid clay to add durability to the design before baking again.



as always comments and advice are more than welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011 11:56:15 AM »

Love it... looks like an image found in an old science text or journal!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011 12:08:44 PM »

I really like this. It is simple and beautiful. You could even do a whole series of insects! I'd love to see a ladybird. Wisted and rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 12:13:59 PM »

Oh, lovely - elegant and something a bit different!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 01:17:03 PM »

haha love it! so cute
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011 01:37:49 PM »

WOW! I am so in love with this!!! Would you be interested in doing a tutorial? I always seem to burn or undercook polymer clay...
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011 09:46:25 PM »

WOW! I am so in love with this!!! Would you be interested in doing a tutorial? I always seem to burn or undercook polymer clay...

thank you Smiley
il see what i can do i regards to a tute Smiley my pieces often undergo two or more bakings.  polymer clay can be baked for longer...but not hotter. so as long as you dont exceeded recommended temperatures and keep an eye on the clock you shouldnt have a problem Undecided i would recommend getting an oven thermometer then you can check the accuracy of your ovens settings.

...'Love it... looks like an image found in an old science text or journal!'...

its one of the reasons i liked them, they weren't too cutesy like so many of the stamp designs out there (tiny snails are cute enough. they dont need heart shaped shells) Smiley

the stamp is one of these: http://www.craftsuperstore.co.uk/Crafts/Rubber-Stamping/Wooden-Mounted-Rubber-Stamps/Animals/sc1186/p15386.aspx
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