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Topic: backfilled polymer clay coverd bauble (+sorta tutorial)  (Read 1688 times)
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« on: December 27, 2012 03:35:56 AM »



this was my first attempt covering a glass bauble with fimo.
 i used a sheet of white (medium setting on my pasta machine...too thick and its a pain to wrap, too thin and you have little wriggle room when it comes to smoothing or sanding out lumps and bumps) and smoothed it around the bauble with my fingers.  then i  firmly wrapped a length of 15lb fishing line (you couyld use nylon beading thread/string/whatever you have to hand..experiment) round and round until i was happy with the design (next time i need to be firmer and pull the line tighter when doing this as a few bits are patchy). then i carefully unraveled the line then i baked the bauble and backfilled (use soft well conditioned clay, bit like buttering bread) the lines with gold polymer clay, baked again and sanded Smiley
i only used 600 grit on this piece as i liked the matt look of this, like unglazed ceramic Smiley

action shot (sorry, my camera dislikes twinkly christmas lights and merely slightly blurry was the best it would give me Roll Eyes )


simple but pretty, im really happy with how this came out Smiley
if you have any questions or if something is unclear please ask Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012 06:15:43 AM »

I think it's gorgeous.  I'd love to have a tree filled with these.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012 06:53:35 AM »

This is SO pretty!  I  never would have thought of covering a glass ornament.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012 08:55:37 AM »

These are gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012 04:02:45 PM »

Wow, this is great! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I might have to give this a try.
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