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« on: February 06, 2014 05:37:39 AM »

Hello crafty peeps,

I have fallen in love with this mirror but it’s blooming expensive!!!  $3,500.00 and that’s without shipping to uk... so out of my budget  Cry

Any ideas on how to make it? So far I’m thinking papier-mâché and spray-paint. 

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014 05:55:38 AM »

Hmmm. I think you are on the right track. Perhaps that paper clay that everyone is using. Squished around some wire forms to make the shapes. Then your paper mache' on top, and then paint. It may not look as smooth unless you sand the final coating before paint.

And for the sucker things...maybe imbed beads into the clay? And press them in there with the toppings.
I think this is octopus or squid in origin.

How big are you wishing it? Because Fimo clay is really easy to work with, but has to be oven baked. Although you could probably do it in sections, and then fit together in the end.

Just some ideas. Hope this helps. $3500 is way more than I would spend, too  Grin


Whoops...new thought. Diamonds! For the squid suctions...boy would that not set this off!  Grin not the real ones, but just jewels. Or any other kind of fancy type jewel beads. Put those on top. Who says it has to be all silver???
« Last Edit: February 06, 2014 06:00:20 AM by stillatthetop » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014 08:01:37 PM »

Looks like that one is casted, it's very difficult for you to replicate it to achieve the same luxury look. Maybe you can find your second lover in here www.lytien.vn
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014 09:12:38 PM »

How about experimenting with that spray insulation foam?  Once dry, it can be carved and sanded.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014 03:23:54 PM »

It looks like it consists of a repeating pattern… What of making a mold of the repeated section and casting it in resin? You can make a reusable silicone mold with a base in clay (there are plenty of tutorials for this).

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