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Topic: Bug plant markers and garden stakes - my first poly clay project  (Read 2017 times)
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La Chapa
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« on: July 20, 2012 10:07:44 PM »

These were made for the Isect Swap.  My idea was that they could be used interchangeably as plant markers or just decoratively as garden stakes.

So, I used bamboo chopsticks from the dollar store, and unlined index cards for the labels. 



My favorites are the worms (which were supposed to be caterpillars, but look more like worms to me.)  Even though the yellow one looks more like an octopus tentacle. (Note to self, polka dots do not work for worms!)





Okay, so this is my first foray into poly clay, and I obviously need some tools other than just my thick fingers and a pencil.
As far as tools go, what are some of your guys favorites for poly clay?  Oh, and what do you prefer to use as a finish?  Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012 12:58:37 AM »

Really like those as plant markers and I don't think it matters if the worms have spots.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012 01:55:34 AM »

As the recipient of these awesome plant markers I can say they are AMAZING! I cannot believe it's La Chapa's first foray into poly clay. They are adorable!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012 10:09:17 AM »

Those are awesome! I certainly would never guess that those are your first foray into polymer clay! I have bookmarked this!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012 09:09:55 PM »

Thanks everyone!  After this project I have even more respect for all you poly clayers that manage to miniaturize life without losing detail!  I felt like I was trying to shape the clay with oven mitts over my hands! haha!
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