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« on: November 15, 2013 08:43:07 AM »

I made this photo frame as an anniversary present:





It's one of my favourite things I've ever made but it went really wrong when I thought the frame was made of metal but it was really plastic...it got totally warped in the oven.  I managed to bend it back into shape but the glass is totally wedged into the frame now so it's really hard to get out, and the corners got damaged in the process.

Anyone got ideas on how to make something like this (where the clay is wrapped around something so you have to put it all in the oven) apart from using only oven-proof items?  I can't find fully metal photo frames.

There's some more pictures and story on my blog :-)
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013 09:06:10 AM »

This is so adorable!! You did a great job! I love how their tentacles go all the way around the frame, and love how entangled they are. Very cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013 09:35:46 AM »

 No idea on the heat problem unless you cook it at a lower temp for longer... maybe?
 It's is still very cute. I love it.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013 11:13:57 AM »

I'm afraid I can't answer your question, but your frame is adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013 01:47:35 PM »

Make your frame from polymer as well. Roll and cut out the frame and bake. Then add the goodies and bake again? Harder to get a nice flat frame, but might add options for cool corners and textures. You would half to work out how to use the glass and hold the picture in, but maybe glue the polymer frame to an existing simple frame? Or frameless glass frame.

Just some ideas.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013 07:47:44 PM »

This is such a sweet frame!! I love the idea and your execution of it is just adorable. I'm sorry it warped a bit Sad. I hope you can still use it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013 10:48:00 AM »

Make your frame from polymer as well. Roll and cut out the frame and bake. Then add the goodies and bake again? Harder to get a nice flat frame, but might add options for cool corners and textures. You would half to work out how to use the glass and hold the picture in, but maybe glue the polymer frame to an existing simple frame? Or frameless glass frame.

Just some ideas.
That would definitely work, sounds quite complicated but I might give it a go next time.  I never thought of that! Thank you.
No idea on the heat problem unless you cook it at a lower temp for longer... maybe?
 It's is still very cute. I love it.  Grin
Thanks, I would have to experiment a bit with this, I don't think it takes much heat for the plastic to get soft.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013 04:26:22 PM »

Super cute frame.
I havent tried this so take it with a grain of salt, but what if you wrap aluminum foil around the frame, build your clay on top of that, then carefully remove the foil and your clay creations from the frame, bake them, then glue them onto the frame once cool?   
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013 05:43:26 AM »

*_* you killed me.

I just wish there were 2 frames with one octopus each... seems that there is a lot going on.
But anyway, such a great idea and execution!
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013 03:26:00 AM »

Super cute frame.
I havent tried this so take it with a grain of salt, but what if you wrap aluminum foil around the frame, build your clay on top of that, then carefully remove the foil and your clay creations from the frame, bake them, then glue them onto the frame once cool?   

I had thought of something like this as well, not sure it would work because the shapes are too tightly wrapped around the frame to be able to put them on after baking. I actually had the thought to use airdrying clay but I've never used it before so I'm not sure if you can get this level of detail/thin pieces without it cracking?

*_* you killed me.

I just wish there were 2 frames with one octopus each... seems that there is a lot going on.
But anyway, such a great idea and execution!

Oh yeah, you could definitely do one octopus per frame to make it less soppy! I can imagine little sea shells/starfish/other sea friends wound into the legs as well *Adds to list*
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