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« on: December 21, 2011 07:46:47 PM »

Now that Graverobbergirl has opened her Christmas presents I can post it here. I give you an exploding Tardis Shadowbox.

We are both huge Doctor Who fans and I was dying to make this scene with clay after seeing the Van Gogh painting of it in the show. The shadow box actually started out as this hideous and unloved beach shadowbox that I found at the Family dollar and when I saw it was clearanced down to $1.19 I had to re-purpose it into something amazing.

Original sadness:

I pried out all the nails holding the back together and then I gave everything a repaint. The I hot glued the tardis scene into the repainted shadowbox and re-nailed it back together. It was allot of fun making the tardis scene but it was really difficult to roll the delicate strands of clay. Lets just say I had to redo each one allot.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011 10:02:05 PM »

awesome re-purpose!
try ebay and pick up a cheap clay extruder. will make rolling even strands in your desired thickness a doddle Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011 10:21:17 AM »

Very creative

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011 10:41:45 AM »

Excellent!  Love it, and nice color work too.

P.S.  In addition to using a clay gun** for making very even and quick ropes of clay, if you're creating patterns in the ropes like it looks like you might be doing here (spirals/twists), you can also use a sheet of glass or sheet of acrylic as a huge flat "roller" to make them the same thickness throughout; just roll over the whole length of the clay with the glass/acrylic held parallel to the work surface. 
For a spiraled, candy-cane pattern, you can twist the two ropes/etc together first, then roll with your hands a bit to make them smooth if you want, but finish by rolling with the sheet of glass/acrylic to make them even-thickness throughout.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011 07:01:28 AM »

excellent re-purposing of that hideous shadow box!  nice work on the clay Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011 06:41:01 AM »

Love it! I now have a complete Doctor Who corner (entirely thanks to you, actually....)



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