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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2005 04:01:05 PM »

awesome Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2005 06:39:12 PM »

neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat!  my book arts class didn't even have a midterm, so I've just been making blank books to try out different binding styles.
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2005 08:10:59 PM »

Wow!  That's all I can say, it's just wow!
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2005 09:04:59 PM »

thanks everyone for the nice compliments! i did indeed get an A but a low A because my box wasn't perfect and the teacher insisted i should've had a magnet to hold the roll down.  oh well, there are no A minuses at my school; an A is an A no matter what.

Diane B. - thanks for the advice! this is the very first time i've ever used sculpey or any other clay (play doh was as far as i went before) and i have to say it was interesting. i'll try what you said just to experiment Smiley

I wish I could see the text better, because that looks awsome!

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2005 09:12:12 AM »

this is the very first time i've ever used sculpey or any other clay (play doh was as far as i went before) and i have to say it was interesting. i'll try what you said just to experiment

Wow... very good for a first time!!   . . . and I think you'll continue to find polymer clay much more interesting than Play Doh  Grin. . . it's incredibly versatile.

As for experimenting, may I suggest that you choose another brand of polymer clay especially if you want to make thin things like the ginger slices?  The Sculpeys** are weak and brittle after baking in any areas which are thin or projecting, and also so soft they can be hard to get good detail, or do precise "canes" with, etc. (they're fine for inherently strong shapes like solid roundish beads). If you don't need strength though, and the object will not be handled or stressed (display only), the Sculpeys are fine strengthwise, but still have more problems with exact shaping than the other brands.

Also, Sculpey's version of translucent clay tends to have a slightly pinkish tint ... that could work out fine for red-based colors but not so well for yellows and blues.  I'd suggest you try Premo's translucent ... it's a stronger clay, easily available, clearer, and can be mixed with a bit of your Sculpey III colors too without sacrificing much baked strength.

I can't remember if you used a gloss finish on your ginger... it prob. looked better without it actually.  But many times where translucent is used, real depth can be achieved if the translucent is given a gloss finish (or "sanded and buffed" to a sheen or a high gloss).  If you want to do that, just be sure and use an acrylic-based finish.

**Original Sculpey (white or terracotta, bulk), SuperSculpey (flesh-colored, largely translucent), and Sculpey III (colors)

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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2005 01:35:11 PM »

Brilliant! I love the idea of sushi as book. I think the box looks lovely too. Grin

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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2005 01:39:38 PM »

No only is it beautiful, it's making me hungry!   Grin

« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2005 05:27:52 PM »

Too awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2005 05:45:10 PM »

aaah!!!  sandra!!  I love this!  what a great artist's book -- and i love the haiku also.  you are so talented.   Cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2005 06:46:25 PM »

Your sushi book blows me away.  So incredible!  I give you an A+.
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