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« on: September 20, 2012 09:52:08 PM »


I'm not 100% sure this is the correct board for this....since I made him out of salt dough. Though I used the same techniques if I'd used clay so it was my best guess.  Undecided

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...I made him for the Mabon swap and I am super happy with how he came out. Like I said, I used salt dough as my sculpting medium. After drying in the oven I used acrylic paint glazes and finished him with a clear varnish. I had a lot of fun with this and I want to do all four seasons now. Smiley

Oh, and here is a picture of what he looked like before painting:

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012 05:34:04 AM »

I love this!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012 08:08:48 AM »

Lovely work, great autumn theme to your green man!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012 08:57:47 AM »

I love how the varnish makes it look like it was fired. great piece!
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012 02:09:11 PM »

Your paint job is awesome. The colors look so natural. This is a great piece for fall.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012 11:14:11 PM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley

Also I use Thick and Quick Diamond Glaze as a varnish. I love that it gives a "glazed" look to the piece too and it adds a really nice depth to the piece too. I recommend trying it out sometime for projects. I use it on all sorts of things.
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