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Topic: Polymer Clay Mermaid Mask: Light, Wearable, Vegan  (Read 4464 times)
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« on: September 20, 2012 03:58:22 PM »

I have begun making handmade polymer clay masks, and this is one of my favorites. I made it using my own custom vegan "starfish" mold, as well as some home-made texture tools. (the mold is "vegan" b/c i made it using a toy plastic starfish rather than a dried/dead starfish). Light and wearable. Being modeled here by my lovely little sister!  Smiley It is very mermaid-y!





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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 05:58:38 PM »

when you baked it, did you bave it resting against something so it could keep its shape? this is really cool - i never thouht of ising polymer clay for a mask!
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 08:06:17 PM »

Fantastic job! I love it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012 02:05:41 AM »

Lovely and I am so intrigued. What is a vegan starfish?
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012 02:50:41 AM »

I like it! ... first time I see someone creating a wearable mask ... cool idea ... and wonderfully made!!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012 03:35:02 AM »

thanks so much for looking!!!

to answer some questions:

--yes, i created a form for baking which gives the masks its fitted shape.

--a "vegan starfish" LOL: what i mean is that I created the mold using a plastic starfish toy and my own details, rather than making the mold from a dried (dead) starfish. i am vegan, so i wanted to make sure no starfish died. (now, the toy company that made the TOY starfish may very well have made THEIR toy mold using a dead starfish...i have no idea...but u can only control so much in this world!)

again, thanks for looking--i love making these!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012 07:20:16 AM »

I want to own this.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012 09:35:42 AM »

That is sooooo cool!!!!
Saw it on your userpic did't think it is polymer clay. WOw
I wonder, is it completely from polymer or has a base of some kind? I thought from polymer clay it wold be kinda heavy.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012 12:58:52 PM »

I wonder, is it completely from polymer or has a base of some kind? I thought from polymer clay it wold be kinda heavy.

actually, it is very light, b/c the polymer clay is rolled out into a very thin thickness.
yes, the whole mask is polymer clay (except the metallic powder used to make it shiny), and it is thin and lightweight.

i also use an elastic with it that keeps it nice and secure on the face.

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012 04:15:14 PM »

I would have never thought in a million years to make polymer clay masks. Is the mask itself clay? Or do you have a base mask that you sculpt onto? It always makes me happy to see people use polymer in different ways.
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