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« on: March 08, 2006 09:57:55 AM »

I made this yesterday.  Didn't quite know what category it fit it, so misc it is!


the money shot


different angle


closeup of the nest


next to a lighter for size reference

I made the tree, nest, and eggs from white sculpy.  Unfortunately the branches drooped in the oven, so I had to break them off and reattach at different angles with wire and superglue.  I stuck my fingers together a lot!!  The flowers were some little silk flowers with wire stems that I wrapped around the branches and also glued.  The whole thing was painted with acrylics.  I really like it!  It's sitting out on the bookshelf in the living room now, and goes very nicely sitting next to a cross stitch of a peacock that I did  (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74998).
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 10:01:47 AM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!  I can't believe how much detail you were able to put into something that tiny-- and the robin eggs are just wonderful.  *clicks the this rocks button*
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006 10:31:52 AM »

That's gorgeous! Did you participate in the tree swap?
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 10:34:50 AM »

Great job!!! And its so tiny...WOW! Definitly worth clicking the "this rocks" button!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006 12:11:15 PM »

I worship you.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006 12:47:05 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!  I can't believe how much detail you were able to put into something that tiny-- and the robin eggs are just wonderful.  *clicks the this rocks button*

Thank you so much!  I'm glad you like it!

That's gorgeous! Did you participate in the tree swap?

Thank you!  Unfortunately, I didn't do the tree swap.  I wish that I had, because I really love trees!  I actually haven't done a single swap yet.  :x

Great job!!! And its so tiny...WOW! Definitly worth clicking the "this rocks" button!!!

Wow thanks!  Cheesy

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Haha, thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006 01:13:21 PM »

Delightful!

there might be another round for the tree swap if you're interested...
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006 08:13:42 PM »

That is so beautiful!!! I really love the way you twisted the limbs and trunk.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006 08:31:32 PM »

My already high respect for this project went WAY up when i saw the lighter picture!! WOW!  *this rocks*
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006 08:53:00 PM »

I really love this! If you don't want your tree/any other sculptures to wilt you can make a wire or foil armature, or support it in the oven with things like shot glasses or mugs. Also, since white sculpey is super soft you can leach it first by putting it between sheets of paper with something heavy on it over night and this will make it less soft, thus making it wilt less in the oven. I think you did a good job problem solving. I love that polymer clay and super glue are best friends.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2006 09:04:40 PM »

I have to agree...I thought the sculpture was amazing and then I saw the picture of it next to the light and  Shocked WOW!
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2006 06:10:24 AM »

I worship you.

And hey, you know what's extra cool, our name means 'Rose Tree' in Dutch, or so I'm told.  Grin

Great job, geek_patrol!
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2006 07:36:25 AM »

That is beautiful!

And hey, you know what's extra cool, our name means 'Rose Tree' in Dutch, or so I'm told.  Grin
Must be Rozenboom, right?

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2006 07:41:01 AM »

That is beautiful!

And hey, you know what's extra cool, our name means 'Rose Tree' in Dutch, or so I'm told.  Grin
Must be Rozenboom, right?

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No 'n' for us, but there are a lot of related variations.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2006 08:36:47 AM »

That is beautiful!

And hey, you know what's extra cool, our name means 'Rose Tree' in Dutch, or so I'm told.  Grin
Must be Rozenboom, right?

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No 'n' for us, but there are a lot of related variations.  Smiley

Wow, BeaG...you're quick! I had no clue that's what it meant...but then again, its only been my name for a short time.
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2006 04:58:24 PM »

I really like your tree...it looks like real wood!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006 03:18:22 PM »

Wow, your tree is really gorgeous!  Great idea done well!  I was also shocked when I saw how small it was, so much detail on something so little Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006 11:44:35 PM »

Nice. It is a pitty that the arms drooped, but i wouldnt have noticed if you hadnt pointed it out.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2006 02:18:45 PM »

That's way cool.  I think the branches look just fine, and actually has more characted than if they were "normally positioned", you know?
Makes me think of a storybook.
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2006 05:18:40 PM »

Nice. It is a pitty that the arms drooped, but i wouldnt have noticed if you hadnt pointed it out.
The way the branches are now is actually how I had them to begin with...in the oven they had drooped to the ground!

That's way cool.  I think the branches look just fine, and actually has more characted than if they were "normally positioned", you know?
Makes me think of a storybook.
Thanks!  The way the pics are is the way I wanted the tree to be, the branches had actually drooped all the way to the ground in the oven.  Eek!  I like to think of it as a storybook tree...and the eggs belong to a phoenix or a roc or a gryphon or something...Wink
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2006 05:20:25 PM »

If you don't want your tree/any other sculptures to wilt you can make a wire or foil armature...(etc snip)

Wow thanks for the advice!  I'm sort of a sculpy virgin.  I mean, I've made a tiny project or 2 growing up, but this is my first foray into real stuff with it.  I'll definitely keep all this in mind for next time.  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2006 07:11:57 PM »

I made a tree sculpture for the tree swap, and found the easiest thing was to twist the foil. Take a sheet, roll it up, then TWIST it really tight. make a bunch of those and twist them together. Roll your clay out in sheets and cover the branches and trunk like that. I baked my tree guy 3 or 4 times and he didn't wilt once!  Grin

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2006 11:15:34 AM »

Hmm usually I don't like plastic flower thingy, but this looks very classy and prettily mixed. Nice done!
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2006 09:46:16 AM »

That is just beautiful, Nest and all and so small. That is just awesome.
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