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1  Re: Polymer clay first time -Co-workers and Family Bobble Heads(Very Image Heavy) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by renizans on: January 01, 2010 12:25:42 PM
Thanks so much.  I'm blown away by all of the compliments and encouragement.  I have been playing around with polymer clay for years but have never made anything that I didn't wad back up into a ball and give up on.  My daughter has a miniature country store and asked if I would help her make items for it.  I searched youtube for tutorials and while doing so ran across tutorials for making dolls.  I thought about how funny it would be to make dolls or actions figures for my co-workers for Christmas and the search began.  My original heads were created to fit on Ken doll bodies but I didn't like the after effect when I painted them... wasnt a smooth look.... and I struggled getting skin tones to match the doll body.  So then I started over and went with clay mixtures for hair and most other colors. 

It probably took me a couple of months to play around with the clay and get the hang of it then I was able to work quicker. 

Thanks, too for the idea about selling them. That makes me a bit nervous but it is something that I might give serious thought to...

This is photo of the first one that was intended for a Ken doll body. 

OMG! Those are gorgeous - and this is your first time with poly clay?  Wow!  wow!  Wow!
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2  Transparent Window ClingPhotos in Window Frame in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by renizans on: December 31, 2009 09:48:41 PM
I bought this window with the plan to , like others, take some black and white photos and put them in the panes as frames.  My husband came up with a plan to print out our photos on window cling paper and then put them on the pane instead of behind.  I was so excited with how it turned out.  When the light hits it at an angle you can see the shadow of the photo on the wall... that is a cool effect.  Though I haven't done it I also thought it might be a be interesting in an actual window... photos from both sides.  Just a little spin on what others like https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331519.0 have done.  Hope you like it.

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3  Polymer clay first time -Co-workers and Family Bobble Heads(Very Image Heavy) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by renizans on: December 29, 2009 10:20:14 AM
I thought it would be fun to make action figures for my co-workers this Christmas.  After playing around with them for several days I decided to make bobble heads instead.  As time got closer I just decided to use prefab bodies of snowmen that I bought and nix the moving heads.  The heads are about 2-2 1/2 inches in height and made from polymer clay.  Because I ran out of time, I purchased the bodies .... they were snowmen (the white one was a Santa though) and I took off their heads and replaced them with mine.  After I made the ones for my coworkers I also made some for my husband's father and brothers.  They loved them.  Hope you enjoy them too.

Sorry, photos are a little grainy... taken with my phone

Someone asked to see the actual people so here they are...again, sorry about the quality of the photos

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