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Topic: Playing with polymer clay - bird, dragon and Glumps  (Read 3971 times)
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Kitiza
« on: July 07, 2011 11:57:14 PM »

I have wanted to try polymer clay crafting for such a long time but I just haven't got the chance. This week I finally had some time of my own so I decided to make my first polymer clay figures ever! And here they are:



First I googled some tutorials but when I finally took the clay to my hands I forgot the tutorials completely and just went with it. Cheesy The pink bird is the first one I made. I love birds.



After making the bird I wanted to try something else and I continued with a dragon. This one took a bit longer time to make (I love details) but I really like the way it turned out to be. This one is my favourite, actually.





And because I had some extra time I decided to just make whatever comes to my mind and these small creatures were born. I wasn't really sure what to call them but Purpley Goodness helped me naming them (Thank you!). So meet the Glumps! I am sure that I will make more of them later.





This was my first adventure in the world of polymer clay and I am sure it won't be the last. I had so much fun! Cheesy The only annoying thing was that no matter how clean I though my hands were I was always somehow able to make the clay messy. I used Fimo Soft and it was really pleasant to work with.

Comments, critique and hints are all welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011 01:12:48 AM »

They are all so cute - the dragon is my favourite!  I can't believe this is your first try with polymer clay!  I haven't tried Fimo Soft before, perhaps normal Fimo might be better?  I find it doesn't stick to my fingers too much.  It will be great to see what else you come up with!  Maybe those little creatures could be Glumps?
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011 01:16:44 AM »

I've never used Fimo, so I can't give any advice, but all the creatures you made are great! They all have real personality, I think the dragon is my favourite too, but the two little guys are really cute too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011 01:18:08 AM »

These are really cute, I love the dragon especially. And your attention to details Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011 05:05:00 AM »

Thanks for your comments, everyone! Smiley

I haven't tried Fimo Soft before, perhaps normal Fimo might be better?  I find it doesn't stick to my fingers too much.  It will be great to see what else you come up with!  Maybe those little creatures could be Glumps?

I couldn't find normal Fimo from the shops around - only Fimo Soft, Fimo Effect and Cernit. :/ But I'm quite happy with the Soft, I don't mean that it's sticky but the clay itself got messy because of all the small things that were on my hands.  Embarrassed I handled fabrics before starting with the clay but I washed my hands in between so I don't know how it all got there. Sorry if I was a bit vague in my other post.

Glump is a good name for them, thanks Purpley Goodness! Smiley From now on I will call them that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011 10:18:27 AM »

Welcome to polymer clay!  Grin  Love the Glumps especially.

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The only annoying thing was that no matter how clean I though my hands were I was always somehow able to make the clay messy. I used Fimo Soft and it was really pleasant to work with.
Comments, critique and hints are all welcome.

I'm glad you had a good experience with FimoSoft.  The only times I've tried that line of polymer clay were very frustrating--just didn't do what I was used to being able to do with other polymer clays, though some colors/bars were a bit better than others.

If you want some tips on avoiding dust, color transfer, etc, though when working with polymer clay, check out this page at my site under the following two categories at least:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
...Fingerprints, Smoothing & Dust
...White or Any Clay--Keeping Clean

P.S.  If you're interested in other topics re polymer clay, from "the basics" to sculpting, jewelry, special techniques, brands, lessons, etc, you might want to check out the rest of my online polymer clay encyclopedia (from its Table of Contents page) as well:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm

Keep posting whatever you play around with!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011 11:43:14 AM »

Thank you very much, Diane B.! Your site is excellent! Cheesy I will try to absorb as much information as I can. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011 12:00:17 PM »

Those are super cute!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011 09:28:17 AM »

love the dragon! he looks so angry and endearing Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011 02:08:10 PM »

Considering this is your first time with polymer clay, you make it look so easy!! I might have to give it a go Smiley
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