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« on: March 08, 2012 09:31:17 AM »

So a while ago I came into a huge chunk of air-dry clay. I'd never really worked with the stuff before (I'm to terribly impatient), but then I remembered all the things I wanted to try that I couldn't with polymer clay.

Like modifying those old plastic skeletons I'd been hoarding for months since I bought them on sale after Halloween at the dollar store. 

Thus, the skeleton mermaid was born.

I made an armature first, out of aluminum foil and then wrapped it in the clay.  If I did things differently, I think I'd do a scale-by-scale clay over top the first layer of clay for a better effect.  On this one, I used a dremel to carve out the scales, and since I'd never used a dremel before (they are so freaking loud), it was kind of messy. I painted over it with  bronze, gold, and green acrylic, sponging each one on, and wiping half of it away.  I like the effect. 

The hair, to your possible disgust, is clippings from my Pomeranian. He was happy to donate. 

It's about six inches in length, and mounted (glued) to a small oval plaque I stained with blue and gold.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012 11:29:16 AM »

Whoa! Creepy-cool!

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012 02:45:57 PM »

I'm not normally into this type of thing, but it is so cool that I have to pin it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012 10:57:44 AM »

Oooo! This is creepy cool! Nice work.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012 05:09:11 AM »

Cool. Creepy. Awesome!
Love the random dollar store items.  They are so inspiring  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012 01:30:58 PM »

Great idea! This looks brilliant

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012 07:43:41 PM »

That is soooo cool, you did an amazing job!

(Is it weird that I would really, really like a life-sized one of these to put in my living room?)
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012 08:50:36 AM »

A mermaid skeleton with Pomeranian hair! Fantastic!! Grin

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012 10:49:53 AM »

Very inspiring! Thanks! Wink

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