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« on: November 24, 2008 03:34:47 PM »

So while browsing http://www.glassattic.com/ for some info on scenting polymer clay I stumbled upon something called inclusions. This sparked my intrest and  I had some spare transparent fimo in my box so I thought why not? I love the outcome of them all. And some smell brilliantly Smiley


Cinnamon powder...

Dried Rosemary...

Ginger Powder...

Mixed Spice (ooh very christmassy)...


Makeup glitter, liked the outcome of this...

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008 04:03:15 PM »

You've been having fun. I bet your home smells super. I love the smell of cinnamon.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008 09:46:29 AM »

Cool!   Which inclusions did you use besides cinnamon?. . . and what are the larger light-colored flakes and dots?
And for the microfine glitter, did you mix it into all of a solid translucent clay ball, or just mix it into a layer you put on top of another clay core?

It would be great to be able to see them in finer detail.  If your camera can't focus very close just lay them on the bed of a scanner (cover with a cloth or box lid), then take the "picture" that way... should show the detail pretty well.

P.S.  For everyone else, here's a direct link to my Inclusions page at glassattic.com if anyone is interested in more things that can be put into clay (usually into translucent or tinted translucent). The effects can be astounding, and it's great fun finding more and more (and more) stuff to use Grin.
Many clays-with-inclusions can be used to simulate lots of things too like various kinds of rock/stone/brick, opals, jade, glittery stuff, or be used to make mementos from flower petals, etc, and can be used for anything from jewelry to xmas ornaments to coverings to canes, etc., or can be used just for their various different looks.  (They can also be mixed into liquid clays for some cool uses).

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few of my photos
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008 10:10:49 AM »

The glitter was sort of mixed in and then i rolled it in as well so its was covered. I wish my camera did have better focus, but I'll try the scan idea.
(Also, my sister said that, use a few dried petals from her wedding bouquet to make some sort of bead maybe which would be ace.)

Love your website diane Cheesy


« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008 10:34:31 AM »

Oh wow that's such a good idea! I have been using eyeshadow to sparkle and tint my beads but i would have never thought of using kitchen spices!  Cheesy

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