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Nikkicole259
« on: January 08, 2012 08:05:32 PM »

So my boyfriends birthday is on the 15Th and he really likes the clay work that I do so just for his card I was thinking about incorporating clay into it or like making a banner with clay doodads hanging from it. I just can't figure out how  I'm going to go about this and the idea only came to me today sadly so I only have a week to do it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and I'll post a picture of the completely project when done. Thanks guy.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012 08:17:18 AM »

For the "card" idea, you could make the whole thing out of polymer clay (use a strong brand if you do that) which you could create as one piece or two pieces hinged together in various ways, etc (see the Books page below, or the Liquid Clay page for saturating fabric with liquid clay then using as a long flexible spine/hinge). 

Or you could use various kinds of onlays--large or small--on the front or inside or both of a card which was made from cardstock or any other material you want. The onlays could even be "transfers" put onto a thin sheet of clay or onto a liquid clay decal. Or the onlays could be things like cane slices, images made with "slice painting," small molded items, Balinese filigree, decorative sheets of clay made as patterns or using some of the ideas that are used when "covering" items with polymer clay, etc.

Check out some of the ideas on these pages at my site...you can click on them all from the Table of Contents page there (or any page):
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
....Cards (and artists trading cards, etc):
....Books & Covers (and pages, etc):
....Onlays
....Sheets of Pattern
....Covering (also Eggs, Pens, BOH/bottles)
....Canes-Instruc. > Slice Painting
....Transfers
....Molds
....Clay Guns > Balinese Filigree

As for hanging polymer stuff from a banner, you could use virtually items you wanted then just hang them in various ways.  There are a lot of ways to hang polymer things discussed especially on these pages:
....Pendants > Loops & Holes for Cording
....Beads-Holes
....Jewelry (various categories for stringing, swagging, or putting on leashes & clips, etc)
Or you could just glue or otherwise attach the items to a strip or larger shape of fabric, then attach that to the bottom or center of your banner, etc.
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Nikkicole259
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012 08:05:43 PM »

Thank you so much Cheesy you're so helpful to everyone Diane. I think I'm going to make a giant beer bottle out of styrofoam and paper and then make the label design out of clay so it pops out Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012 09:32:46 AM »

LOL... a giant beer bottle!?  How big would that be?  Be sure and post a pic when you're done!

Btw, if you don't know about the various ways to shape polystrene foams (both the expanded types like packing-box material, and the denser extruded types like the ps foam sold as insulation), or how to glue it when necessary, etc, there's some info on this page of my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm
> Plastics >> Uses for PS Foam >>> Shaping, Cutting, Gluing PS Foams

(And definitely check out the links there for the Hot Wire Foam Factory and their galleries, etc.  Even if you don't use "hot" tools yourself, there's a load of fun inspiration there as well as some how-to's and tips on using ps foam.)
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http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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