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61  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Fake Candy Halloween (link to tutorial) on: October 04, 2014 03:58:32 AM
Wow they look just like the real thing  Shocked
62  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Pumpkins! on: October 04, 2014 03:57:00 AM
I have been having so much fun making these!  Grin

I have to make more pumpkins, gourds, and squashes! Cheesy









The largest pumpkin is two inches tall and the smallest is half an inch.


They are sculpted from polymer clay. I painted some of them with acrylic paint to give them more detail. The white ones have been dusted with mica powder to make them shimmery.
63  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Galaxy Horse Necklaces on: September 23, 2014 09:18:31 PM
I molded a few of the polymer clay horse heads I sculpted, cast them in resin and made them into necklaces  Cheesy









Here is one of the original sculptures I made one of the molds from
64  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Stippled Graveyard ATC on: September 20, 2014 01:24:45 PM
very nice!
65  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Unicorn ACEOs on: September 20, 2014 01:12:46 PM
Two more unicorns  Cheesy

They are both painted with acrylic paint on card stock





I used glitter and iridescent stars again on this one, they are hard photograph...
 

it's not quite finished
66  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Steel Salmon on: September 20, 2014 09:13:31 AM


Every year the art guild has a number of steel salmon and ravens that are decorated by local artists, and then auctioned. The proceeds will help fund stuff like a summer art camp for kids, and art scholarships.

The theme I chose for the salmon I decorated was preservation. Since this year on the Kuskokwim and throughout most of Alaska there were many restrictions on salmon fishing, due do declining numbers.

I don't have any pictures of the salmon before I covered it in fabric. The steel was covered in rust, I had to scrub it with wire brush, sand it, wash and dry it, then spray paint it with black Rust-oleum, before I could decorate it.

I sewed the detail on the fins and head with a machine, and because I  had to sew it around a steel frame, I sewed most of the salmon by hand. I used a clear glass pebble for the eye,  painted it with black and gold acrylic paint, and used green polymer clay around the back and edges so that I could sew the eye into place. I didnt realize how sheer the red sequin fabric was going to be. I should have lined it, so the seam allowance would not be visible against the batting. I forgot to take pictures of the back, it is covered in black batik looking fabric. I sewed a rectangular hole where the is a long hex nut welded on to the back of the steel, there is a metal rod attached to the stand that slides into the hex nut to hold the salmon in place.

At first, I hadnt planned on doing anything for the base, since they dont give you the stand when you get a steel salmon or raven to decorate. But I felt that it needed something more and that rocks and eggs would be apropos since the salmon was in spawning colors.

There are 30 rocks. I hand sewed fabric and fleece scraps to make the rocks, and painted most of them with acrylic paint to give them more color and texture. They are sewn onto black felt band with a Velcro closure.
 
I used ball ended sewing pins as salmon eggs. I painted the pins orange and covered them with red tinted resin to seal them and give them a little more depth.

Since I didn't have the stand as I was making this, I didn't know how big should to be. It ended up being a few inches short and didn't cover the full circumference of the stand. Fortunately I had sewn the rocks onto felt, and was able to stretch it to fit.







 
67  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Whimsical Diptych Paintings on: August 24, 2014 11:42:16 PM
These are so cute and whimsical. I really love how you painted the sky on these! especially the owl one   Shocked
68  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Unicorn ACEO on: August 23, 2014 08:16:16 PM

I painted the unicorn, the moon and the waves with pearlescent acrylic paint, so that they shimmer, and I used confetti and glitter so that the stars would shine.




69  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / my first ACEO_deer in a flooded field on: May 29, 2014 01:00:32 AM

acrylic paint on card stock




70  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / horseshoe wall hangings on: May 26, 2014 09:08:24 PM
I thought that it would look neat to mount some of my larger horse ornaments on horseshoes.

They are sculpted from polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint, mounted on real steel horseshoes and strung with sisal twine.








I am happy with the way they turned out. I am planning on making more. Grin
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