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« on: March 29, 2017 03:35:52 PM »

Made for rockingbearranch, she was super fun to craft for  Grin.

We find snail shells in the garden all the time, I gave this one a new body. It's a wire armature and poly clay, the wire hands and antenna are coated with bronze nail polish.



Sculpting teeny weeny hands is not easy. I used this excellent tutorial but still ended up with something that looks like 5 fingers instead of 4 and a thumb. http://sculptor101.deviantart.com/art/Making-a-figurine-hand-tutorial-part-I-419122158
Oh well, maybe the eye I encrusted with rhinestones distracts from the weirdness of a mutant hand.
Beach sand is glued round the base.


The miniature bell jar is sealed with melted beeswax and red thread, that was messy and painful, ouch!


Paper clay stems for the acorn top mushrooms.

There's a wee gnome peeking out of the moss on the back of the assemblage, isn't he the cutest?


My kids wanted to steal every single one of these, I consider that a win! And inspiration to make more for them. Should be fun Wink.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017 07:00:28 AM »

WOW! Each of these is amazing! That snail with arms, though? ACK! Creeeeeeeepy. So to speak.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017 03:00:44 PM »

All of these curiosities are pure gold. Oh wow, the snalien is a riot!
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017 03:29:33 PM »

Ha ha, snalien! It was really hard to get good photos of him, he looked better in person IMHO. His little face, I tried for a surly expression. He sure doesn't look friendly despite his minuscule stature. I have more shells, I'll have to see what other beings I can bring into existence. We shall see...
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017 04:43:01 AM »

That snail is just too funny  Grin I still have quite a few of unused snail shells, might be fun to make some and hide them in my family's plants  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017 09:27:16 PM »

I did not realize the true miniature size of the snail til I saw it in THIS gallery. I love love his face! Everything about it is awesome.
Love the shroomies also but really in love with Snailman
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017 04:23:51 AM »

Thank you blu. Sculpting the wee snailien at that scale was very tricky.
This is just your sort of medium; snail shell, beach sand, acorn tops... didn't you propose a natural found objects swap or craft-along a while ago? I love all those things Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018 01:29:27 PM »

these are amazing <3
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