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Vampira_666
« on: July 08, 2012 11:11:25 PM »

 I think this topic fits best here although I did NOT use Polymer clay- I used Air dry clay.

This is my first experience with clay besides the standard High school stuff I did with Kiln fired clay.

Just a simple heart (cut with a mini cookie cutter) with a bit of simple detail added, I used staples cut to size & bent for the "stitches" , then I textured the clay to make it look like "old flesh" & then painted it with nail polish (I even tried to add some texture to the painted sections also , I used a small bit of Matte crackle polish on the white & then 2 slightly different green polishes to add some texture to the "rotten flesh")

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Would love to hear some feedback &/or criticism! Thanks for looking!

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elyxandra
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012 09:56:55 AM »

I saw the thumbnail and thought "What a cute Franken-heart!". I guess Frankenstein's monster is close enough to a zombie!

I've never worked in polymer clay, so I can't give any technical feedback, but you did a fantastic job from a design standpoint!

The texture, and varied colours really make it stand out. I love that you've integrated real staples  and the uneven gaps between the sections set the skin patches off nicely.

I think my favourite part is the criss crossed staples Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012 05:42:02 PM »

Being a bit of a zombie expert with polymer clay, I can tell you that you definitely have some of the good stuff down! I happen to be a professional makeup artist as well who specializes in horror and gore so I happen to work on zombie stuff a lot!

I don't work with air dry clay much but I do not that you can color it pre-sculpt with craft paints. I don't know if you painted afterwards but if you wanted to color it before with a bit of paint, you could use any combination of flesh tones and greens, blues and purples. You could also dust your clay before allowing it to dry with blotchy spots of chalk pastel powders in varying bruise hues. I notice that you used a dark red in the lacerations. I would suggest using a black paint or a dark green in the laceration and once it has dried, use a bright but intense fire engine red mixed with a bit of dark green. The green prevents orange hues in blood effects which makes blood look fake. Also, if you had resin or triple thick deco glaze, you could use it instead, with red and green chalk pastel powder mixed in.

You can see some of the techniques results here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367124.msg4313299#msg4313299
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Vampira_666
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012 01:42:53 PM »

Thanks you so much for the feedback! I will definitely try the suggestions for colouring before & the blood ideas are great! I will definitely use some of the techniques next time! I just used the colours I had on hand! Thank you so much! I will use some of your ideas when I do my zombie make-up also!! (we attend a Zombie walk every year for charity!)
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