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« on: July 31, 2006 10:05:35 PM »

Here is a picture frame and box I made for a friends birthday using dragons that I made by taking moulds of existing dragon statues around my house. It was a little difficult because the sculptures had a lot of texture to them and the clay(I used surplus, discoloured clay) tended to wraparound the objects, so it was difficult to make a mould that I couyld then use easily. But I did it! Here are the pics:

The box, it may be a little hard to see but those are two dragon heads wrapped around a purple glass marble then baked and stuck onto a painted paper mache box. I made them using black sculpey then rubbed blue watercolour paint into the cravases and then rubbed gold paint onto the raised areas. Both dragon heads were made using the same mould, I then manipulated them slightly to make them look different and to fit around the marble.

Here's the picture frame. I made the objects using my moulds then placed them onto the glass of the picture frame (I used on of those 'frameless' clip frames) then baked it and painted them in the same manner as the box. The tiny glass marble and the chinese coin were glued on after.


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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006 12:35:36 PM »

Wow, I love the old look, very cool
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 07:32:56 AM »

I really like your box.  Adding the blue and gold really makes the dragonness- iridescent scales.
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