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RKEM
« on: August 12, 2012 10:21:11 PM »

Not sure what exactly he is ... still struggling with achieving a matte finish on something which is varnished (even though the darn varnish is supposed to be matte). If anybody's got tips, let me know.



He's made from a petite pete skeleton modified with magic sculpt, wire and green stuff to give him wings and a tail.





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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012 11:02:25 PM »

He is stunning.  His wings are just amazing and so beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012 02:05:59 AM »

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Love this lil guy.
Have you tried lightly tapping the finish with your fingers while it is drying?
It may cause a fingerprint or two, but that usually works for me. ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012 07:05:28 AM »

Thank you  Smiley I will try tapping it next time I varnish something. fingerprints probably wouldn't show and maybe if I put something on my finger like a piece of leather or glove it wouldn't leave that much of an impression.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012 09:34:47 AM »

Good use of a kit item.  I love the wings.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012 06:45:38 PM »

The wings turned out really cool. Great paint job.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012 09:01:48 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012 01:17:17 PM »

That is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012 04:17:34 PM »

that is great!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012 06:00:29 PM »

OH MY GOD I LOVE IT! This is really great!
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012 12:53:24 PM »

Cool  Smiley


When I want a matte finish, I use watered down fabric stiffener and apply it with a paint brush.


 

So far fabric stiffener has the best matte finish of all the different products I have tried Tongue, I was lucky to have had a bottle of left over from before I realized that I sucked at reading and following crochet doily instructions. It isn't water proof, but it holds up pretty well when exposed moisture and humidity.

I can't use matte spray sealers, because the acetone in them reacts with polymer clay making it sticky. I tried Mod Podge Matte as an alternative, but it has more of a satin finish and takes forever to dry. When it is dry it Mod Podge remains somewhat tacky, and seems to incorporate every speck of dust that it comes in contact with.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012 03:51:35 PM »

Now that's my type of craft! Lovely work on this one.

To get an antique, dusty, mummified look, when the varnish is still tacky, I smother the object in ashes (not charcoal, mind you; good ol' grey, dusty, light ashes) and rub/brush off the excess. That way, you get a matte finish except on certain raised surfaces you rub a bit more, and it looks like centuries old dust has settled in the cracks of the object.

You can see an example of this on my feejee mermaid tutorial!
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012 05:13:18 PM »

It's fabulous!
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012 04:03:49 PM »

Very cool, very creepy.  I dig it.
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