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« on: June 11, 2012 06:04:49 AM »

In the Wicked Forest Matchbox swap, my second partner wanted Snow Whites heart in a box. In the story, the evil queen orders a huntsman to take Snow White deep into the forest, murder her and bring her heart back to the queen. He can't bring himself to do it and kills a doe instead and presents the queen with the deer's heart in a beautiful box.
The heart I made is sort of realistic, but stylized so it's prettier than a real one would be...after all if Snow Whites heart really was in a box, it would be the fairest heart in the land, right?  Cheesy

It's made from polymer clay and the matchbox is a standard size. I used a crystal for the handle, some metal feet that I think I got form Alpha Stamps and the hinge is from an awesome mail-order company called Lee Valley Hardware. I made the heart out of white poly clay and painted it with fucshia and magenta pearlized acrylics and then coated it with black and wiped most of that off with a damp paper towel.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012 06:15:13 AM »

What a beautiful thing!  That hinge is just perfect for such an important box.  The heart looks real.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012 06:53:36 AM »

It's perfection.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012 07:01:33 AM »

Fantastic!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012 07:48:45 AM »

Its beautiful!  And so tiny!  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012 09:14:16 AM »

Fab!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012 01:05:10 PM »

Can't say it often enough- you have mad, totally mindblowing skills and this is just sooo pretty and stunning while creeping me out quite a bit at the same time. Wow. I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012 03:01:26 PM »

Do you mean Lee Valley Tool?  http://www.leevalley.com/

Bugger me - they have a store 15 minutes away from me.  I have always shopped there for gardening things and so many other supplies like knobs, etc, but never thought about them for the decorative hinges (face palm).

I love the look of all your projects.

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012 04:20:30 PM »

Do you mean Lee Valley Tool?  http://www.leevalley.com/

Bugger me - they have a store 15 minutes away from me.  I have always shopped there for gardening things and so many other supplies like knobs, etc, but never thought about them for the decorative hinges (face palm).

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Yes, they are the ones! They have little hinges and sometimes little knobs...itty bitty screws. Wish I had one near me!
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012 05:19:51 PM »

This is amazingly awesome. Love all the details!
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012 07:52:53 PM »

tis very amazing....and allllllll mine! Grin  It is quite difficult to not obsessively open the little box all day long hehe.  so I do Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012 10:38:40 PM »

Oh wow! This is really awesome.

I like that it is not over-embellished, but still has enough detail to keep the whole piece interesting. The paper patterns you chose work really well together in a kind of creepy, slightly jarring way.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012 05:25:38 AM »

The box is beautiful but I am in awe of the tiny heart. Wow. You are incredible! Working in such a small scale is treachery for me. Absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2012 07:11:54 AM »

This is so cool! I kind of want to make one. My friend Hannah would love it!
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012 08:30:26 AM »

I love the way you turned a simple matchbox into a beautiful jewel box. And then put a body part in it. Cheesy

Bravo!
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2012 09:00:40 AM »

I love the way you turned a simple matchbox into a beautiful jewel box. And then put a body part in it. Cheesy

Bravo!



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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2012 05:04:25 PM »

Were you referencing an anatomy textbook as you were creating the heart?
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012 06:40:47 PM »

Were you referencing an anatomy textbook as you were creating the heart?

No, I just kind of played with it 'til it looked right to me. I'm sure it must be way off the mark! I was shooting for a 'pretty' heart, not a squishy, gooey one, so I gave it a valentine-ish shape...and painted it artistically instead of realistically.
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2012 10:00:58 PM »

I love this! Beautifully executed. (Pun intended Smiley )
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012 06:20:46 AM »

this is stunningly beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012 10:51:57 AM »

That is completely stunning!!! The details in the heart is amazing. And I never would have known that was a matchbox if you hadn't said so. Talk about talent.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2012 12:13:33 PM »

Oh I need one of these in my life! So beautifully done.

The heart is exactly how I used to imagine hearts when I was little and reading fairy tales  Cheesy Now I'm big and read fairy tales, it seems a shame not to picture hearts just like this  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2012 12:29:19 PM »

Gorgeous. Beautifully done, the heart looks almost real and I love the hinge (and the little feet). Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2012 03:56:50 PM »

Thank you for all the kind words, folks!
Helizabeth....This is what I think of as a fairy tale heart, too.  Smiley
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Amazing detail for such a tiny project! Love it!
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this is awesome and I love the heart too! the polymer heart is perfection. ♥
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013 11:44:29 AM »

This is made of awesome.  Congratulations!
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2013 08:02:35 AM »

Congratulations cackle!  How exciting that a Best of 2012 project lives in my home Grin  where I still obsessively peek at it every day....
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this is an amazing creation! i am just learning to make miniatures w/polymer clay & you are amazing at using it!! fantastic! Smiley
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