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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Fun with ceramic pens! Many pics! -Hitchhiker's guide! on: January 15, 2009 07:05:31 PM
Motivation & Inspiration by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284893.0!

I've seen things with ceramic pens before, but I never had any idea where to look for them till robotarsonist explained it! (Thanks!!) They're SO MUCH FUN! Here are some things my friends and I made the other day. (Already 'baked' them, I put them in, then let the oven heat up so as not to shock the ceramic. Or the one glass test I did with them, anyone have any idea how that should work? I kinda figured it might since ceramic glazes are essentially glass..  I counted the time from when it stopped heating up, then when the time was up I just left them in to cool down.)

Also, I noticed when I was buying the pens that there are like.. 5 different varieties by the same company, Opaque, frosted, transparent, glossy, etc. I bought a fine-tip opaque black one, a set of red, green, blue, & yellow 'transparent' ones, and a 'glossy' orange one. Other than the baking time (Which is different for the glossy one) There seems to be no real difference.  The 'Transparent' ones aren't transparent btw, but also we did 2 coats of them, so they might be with just one coat.

Anyway, Here they are!
3 mugs with quotes/phrases:

The first one says "You live and learn. At any rate, you live." Which is a Douglas Adams quote. The second one says "you, minion, are too saucy!" which came from a Shakespearean insult webpage. The third one says "I never said it was possible, only true." which is an altered quote because I couldn't fit the whole thing! (The full quote is "I never said it was possible, I only said it was true." I forgot who that was..)

Then I have some Hitchhiker's Guide (& Sea Life) themed mugs!

The left one is the dolphins leaving earth:

"So Long, So Long, So Long, And Thanks! For all the fish!"

The right one is the sperm whale and bowl of petunias called into existence by the improbability drive.

I found the whale's thoughts on imdb, which was really helpful! That one is my favorite!

My friend Krissy decorated a green-ish teapot:

And Sim made an awesome Zelda mug!

Whew! Sorry for the giant post! These were so much fun to make, we'll definitely be doing this again!
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions? on: January 21, 2007 04:42:55 PM
This maybe should go in the other polymer section, if so please feel free to move it. ^^
Right, so the other day I picked up a lump of clay out of the bottom of my old clay bucket, and ran it through the pasta machine a few times. I was not expecting a lump of such random colors to blend so beautifully! But now I don't know what to do with it!

It's about 3 inches one way and 2 the other.

side A:

Side B:

My mom said it looked like painted jasper. Smiley
Anyway, it's all Sculpey II or III, so it's not too strong, But what do you all think I should use it for?

3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / enough with the lurking.. Here's what I make. (img heavy) on: January 15, 2007 09:32:12 PM

Yes so, I've been hanging about here for quite some time without having posted any of my work yet.. I've decided it's about time! (Afterall, what better time than the night before school starts so I'll have something to distract me!  Roll Eyes )

I've been working with polymer since I was 10 or something around then.  Probably earlier than that.  Anyway I've made lots of things over the years (food, dragons, critters) but what I've made by far the most of are people. ^^I don't actually have pictures of most of them , but the ones I do I'll post! They're a combination of the first ones and the newest (at time of picture taking.)

I was hooked on Tamora Pierce at the time I started with these, and the influence shows a bit. Cheesy  The lady in the red dress is the first one I ever made and still probably one of my favorites. All the ones with faces are the from the first group. Smiley

Note the sword. He actually has a loop in back that it slides in & out of. ^^

I love my little wine-goblet waiter-guy! He was such a pain to make!

Right, that's all of those I'll put up for now. It's more than I thought. Smiley  I kinda wish I'd put a coin in there for size reference.. The backdrop is a table napkin it that gives you an idea. If not, then the red one is about and inch or two tall. all others are the same or shorter. (including hats)  The purple and blue one at the end was the newest at the time I took the pictures. There are a few more pics of her in my photobucket if you feel like looking. ^^
Ah! I found one!

Yes I use Sculpey.. yes I know it's inferior in strength & such.. but I like it. ^^ Besides, I've got so much of it! The cake in the picture above it made on a bottlecap base.

And now, at the risk of crashing any computer that accesses this post(including mine), here's some of my more recent work. ^^
Feel free to ignore the fledgling chainmaille & crochet hook. Smiley

The three above are made with molds, pearlex, and a bit of glittery embossing powder. The molds were a nightmare(!!!) until I figured out to use water as a release agent. (So stupidly simple!) The two following are earrings, witch hat & candy apples. (made these back in october.)

I made a third set, but I don't have a pic right now. Those ones I sanded and glossed and everything! (they were a gift) They're banana's ^^. (it's a running joke.) I'm going to shut up now, this post is long enough!

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