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« on: September 21, 2009 07:21:44 AM »

I recently did the Adult Swim Swap; my partner was moxiepurple. I decided to base all of my crafts on her favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Shaving" - a Halloween episode complete with a purple Meatwad ("The Incredible Plum"), Frylock in a sailor hat, and a mysterious onion/garlic monster named Willie Nelson. In the beginning of the episode, Frylock offers Meatwad a costume mustache labeled "The Bachelor." I've seen a few mustache necklaces floating around here on Craftster, so I decided to make it, fake packaging and all. This was my first time working with polymer clay in ages (I made a few canes for beads when I was a teen) and I was very satisfied with the results.

I used Sculpey III in black and shaped it into a mustache-y shape before adding a LOT of texture with the multipack of clay tools I picked up. I wish I had better close-up pictures, but "the Bachelor" did not want to be photographed. I baked it with the jump rings in and sealed it with Mod Podge Gloss. Tada! To finish the illusion, I made a mock-up of the original packaging from the episode (using a screen shot and some shoop-de-dooping) and put the necklace on it. Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 10:47:26 AM »

Too cool!  Grin   I'm sure she was thrilled as well.  Love that mock-up too... great idea.

One tiny suggestion for next time you're making something thin with polymer clay though, and that is not to use Sculpey III (or original Sculpey or flesh-colored SuperSculpey).  Those three brands/lines of polymer clay will be brittle in any relatively thin (not fat and rounded) or projecting areas if stressed after baking, so one of the other brands would be better (Premo, KatoPolyclay, Cernit, FimoClassic and a few other Sculpeys... FimoSoft would prob be fine but is in-between in strength).  If you're interested in reading more about the strength/etc. of various lines of polymer clay and how that's influenced by brand and shape and even length of baking, check here:
....click on the category called Strength--Rigidity, Flexibility

. . .LOT of texture with the multipack of clay tools I picked up. I wish I had better close-up pictures, but "the Bachelor" did not want to be photographed . . .

If the problem was just showing up the texture more (this looks fine though), you can get more visual dimensionality to photograph in an item by having more light coming to the object from one side than the other side, creating deep shadows (light should shine perpendicular to direction of most of the textural elements for best effect).

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« Last Edit: September 21, 2009 10:49:39 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009 05:19:46 PM »

Haha, this is hilarious!

I REALLY want some funny hoop-framed embroidery! Wanna do a personal swap?
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009 08:28:12 PM »

LOL I LOVE it! The packaging makes it even more cool.  I don't think I would ever take it out of the package, but instead display it all together.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009 02:49:44 PM »

Thats is awwweeesome!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009 11:26:36 PM »

Love! and wisted!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009 04:58:28 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions, Diane. I'm not exactly a pro at photography or clay, but I do what I can.

I can't believe this got wisted! I had fun making it (and the failed prototype, heh). The silliest crafts are my favorites.

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