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« on: September 28, 2011 08:53:44 PM »

okay, so I'm new here and this is my first post. I went out and bought some polymer clay yesterday after doing a little searching for fun crafts, and figured i would give clay charms a shot. Unfortunately i only grabbed a few paint colors so the color range is pretty narrow but i still like the way they turned out. Ive made quite a few little charms and are only posting a few until i can get a better picture of them. So here are my zombie panda, zombie, and octopus. let me know what you guys think. also what to i get to give the clay a glossy finish?

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011 10:02:09 PM »

love the octopus! Grin

fimo make a glossy varnish especially for polymer clay (some varnishes will react with the clay and instead of drying make the item permanently 'tacky' so you will need to be careful about which varnish you use)
i use an acrylic varnish (vallejo) Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011 06:28:09 AM »

Those are great; I really like the octapus! 

One cheap way to get a shine is Future floor polish.  I've used it before, have even thrown it in the oven to bake it on and it holds up well to use.   Most propellents in canned sealents is what reacts to the clay and never really drys.  Nailpolish is another route but I've seen that to flake and/or not dry well ( takes like ten times longer to dry than normally ).  One more option is to just give the piece a light buffing.   This sometimes is better in not revealing any fingerprints or marks on the clay that might need to be sanded out.  All you have to do is rub the piece on the side of your nose (yes, somewhat gross but just enough oil to provide a nice sheen) and then rub lightly on soft demin.  This is prob my fav way to finish pieces cause I pick a movie and buff while watching, unless it needed to be sealed.

Just make sure you test whatever you use!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011 11:29:42 PM »

That octopus is sooo cute!
To me he looks like something from Futurama  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011 01:57:04 PM »

wow those zombies rock!

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011 04:20:45 PM »

Adorable!  They remind me of Invader Zim Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011 11:29:24 AM »

Wow impressed. I see a lot of talent already. I hope to see more!

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011 02:12:17 PM »

You're very talented,Ember. Love the octopus. Would love to see more soon. Grin

« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011 05:05:14 PM »

Wow, great job for your first post...love the zombie.  That little octopus is so unique and the panda is cute as a button.  Awesome job!   Smiley

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