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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Fawkes Chamber of Secrets Ornament on: December 05, 2019 08:23:12 AM
this is so cool! i cant believe how much detail you got in such tiny models
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / supernatural pumpkin carving on: November 06, 2019 06:12:22 AM
My attempt at a Supernatural themed pumpkin this year featuring one of my favourite characters, Rowena.

i actually used a funkin or an artificial carve-able pumpkin instead of a real pumpkin though the principle is the same, the flesh or foam is carved to different depths to achieve the shading but with the bonus that this one wont be moulding on the compost heap next week  Grin
 I used a craft blade, a small manual hand drill and a fine metal file to carve the design.
wip pic
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Decorated Halloween Cookies on: November 02, 2019 01:29:06 AM
these are so cool! i love the raven and the potion bottle
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Fairy door and house on: November 02, 2019 01:28:04 AM
thank you Smiley

The door is gorgeous, but I am even more impressed with the texture on the toadstool, both the top and the underside. The details on the underside of the cap are wonderful. Dare I ask how long this project took?

thanks, im not sure how long it took as i had to snatch 10 minutes here and half an hour there :/
i would estimate the door maybe took 4 or 5 hours? the house probably 8 or more not including multiple bakings
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Fairy door and house on: October 30, 2019 08:11:50 AM
A fairy door has appeared in my daughters class room at school and she has been talking about it non stop so when she asked for one of her own i decided to make her one for Christmas Smiley
from polymer clay, naturally Wink

The wood effect is achieved by heavily texturing the clay then adding a few washes of purple, blue and gold acrylic paint.
I made a mould of some old clock hands to make the gold hinges and the window was a slice from an architectural cane that never worked out....
I cheated with stone door step (gasp!) and used these push moulds for both the house and the door.

For the fairy house I made the base of the sculpt from kato brand polymer clay, partly because its tough as old boots and partly because it bakes at a much higher temperature than fimo which I used to add the colour and the details so the sculpt dosnt soften too much or collapse when I cure the fimo.
I used a heat gun to bubble and burn the clay both on the cap of the mushroom and the stalk to give it a wonderful warty texture.

The windows are white translucent clay so it can light up with the aid of a small electric tea light.

I sculpted the trunk of the mushroom around a glass bottle. I wanted it to be hollow so I could put an electric tealight in it.

The dome is largely baking foil which I then covered in clay, which is much lighter than a solid clay piece would be and prevents the sculpt from becoming top heavy.

I covered the original sculpt in thin layer of coloured clay then I used acrylic paints in a series of washes/inks to give some depth.

6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Snake Gourd on: October 30, 2019 06:31:54 AM
wonderful! I love how you have even used the stalk to make his little tongue
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stumpwork embroidered leaf brooch on: October 22, 2019 10:11:48 AM
oh thats ever so pretty!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Nuthatch in black and white... on: October 02, 2019 08:29:16 AM
lovely piece, it looks more like a woodcut or a sketch than embroidery.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handbound Campaign Journal (Lots of Pics!) on: February 23, 2019 09:55:07 PM
this is brilliant, what a wonderful gift Smiley
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Layered Light box paper cut on: January 29, 2019 08:41:31 AM
fabulous! your cutting is so crisp
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