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« on: October 26, 2011 07:57:47 PM »

I hadn't worked in clay for months.  My first attempts were 2 aliens and a frog posted here ages ago.   They have fallen apart and look awful!!  One I dropped and it shattered like glass.   I thought I would try a snail out of a book.  It' didn't much explain how to make the shapes, but I rolled and rerolled parts until I thought everything looked okay.  I think I also used the wrong tools.  I for sure don't have a pasta machine, so I just twisted the tail part candy cane style.  Is there a really good app or tutorial site that uses videos to teach techniques?

Here's my snail.  I think I'll let Pop use his magic touch and do his rock thing with it!!


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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011 12:27:27 AM »

I think it's adorable. It's reallty difficult to find tutorials for those that don't have all the 'right' tools. Often I end up going around the house to see if I can use different things, that has taught me not to throw something that can be used, either for texture or shapes Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011 07:13:01 AM »

I think he is really cute and adorable!  I've only worked with clay a couple of times and it was surprising how difficult it actually is.  Great job!

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