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Topic: Polymer clay first time -Co-workers and Family Bobble Heads(Very Image Heavy)  (Read 14672 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2010 05:22:11 AM »

OMG! Those are gorgeous - and this is your first time with poly clay?  Wow!  wow!  Wow!
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2010 10:21:57 AM »

Really great job!  And gr-r-eat gifts.

You're so good at caricatures that I'm sure you could easily join the few other clayers who make a few bucks by offering to make custom clay caricatures online.  Some of them do only special-occasion figures (cake toppers, etc), but others just make them with an accesssory showing a hobby  they're interested in, or showing something they do as work, or just make the figures alone. 
(My sister once gave a cartoon caricature to her much-liked dentist of the dentist comically pulling a tooth... the dentist still has it framed on the wall of her office, though not sure how her patients take it!).  Lots of people would love something like that to give or to receive though.

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« Reply #22 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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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2010 11:08:02 PM »

These rock!

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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2010 12:12:43 PM »

Freakin fantastic!!!  You have a lot of talent there, explore it Smiley

« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2010 11:42:08 PM »

All I can say is Lucky co workers!
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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2010 01:19:03 PM »

Coool !!! Those are looking really good!

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2010 01:59:40 PM »

I thought you did an awesome job until I saw the pictures of your co-workers.
YOU ARE AN ARTIST to say the least! Super fantastic job!
I have played around a bit with modelling clay and I just say your quality of work is beyond words!
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2010 02:10:38 AM »

Wow, those are amazing! And you really managed to capture the characteristics of the 'original people' too. I'm sure they must have been thrilled to receive those cute little bobblehead-selves Wink!

Keep up the great work!
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2010 05:31:26 AM »

i'm smiling ear to ear!  these are so beautiful!
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