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crafters thread?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by redroses2106, Nov 20, 2013.


  1. PawsOnMe

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    First christmas gift, a little bag charm for my mum. Haven't really made anything in a while, pretty much lost my crafty mojo! Hoping this is a sign its coming back though
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  2. Beth78

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    Is that a forgetmenot?
    So sweet.
     
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    Yes it is, they're my mum's favourite flower. :)
     
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    Tried with painting part of my secret santa gift for work this year, I think I've spent too long looking at it now and need opinions on where I need to change it!
     
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    Love the eyes, I'd make the nose a bit more in proportion to the rest of the face so make it slightly bigger. Lovely idea for a secret santa gift :)
     
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    Thank you, I'll try and make her nose a bit bigger!
     
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    My first go with polymer clay, a little mouse. Was much harder than I was expecting it to be, but was very relaxing to do :)
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    Thank you :Happy
     
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    Aw yeah! Awesome thread.
    I should share here something of mine once apon a time. :Joyful
     
  11. MilleD

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    Harder than it looks isn't it?

    I've had a resurgence of interest in polymer recently. Need to get back to it :)
     
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    Yeah extremely! Took me a while to work out how to get the clay to go nicely (ish) over my tinfoil core and then smoothing everything out without getting dog hairs and fluff stuck in it! Would love to see photos of your clay makes when you get back into it or any tips you have! :)
     
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    Baby wipes. Cleans off the outer layer of your clay once finished.

    Oven thermometer is a must ( I bake in a halogen so can see it easily without opening).

    Prepare to sand off your fingertips if the piece needs refining after baking, much easier before :D

    I'll post some when I get back in the groove :)
     
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    Very helpful, thank you! :Happy I'd have never thought to sand to smooth/refine, sounds good though. :)
     
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    Wet and dry automotive paper is best, used wet. Very fine grit. It's tedious but can make a huge difference to the final result.
     
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    Christmas present for my sister, silver metal clay stamped, fired, polished then domed with a dapping block :)

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    Stunning! :)
     
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    Thanks :Happy
     
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    20200308_110047.jpg Drew a picture of the handsome chap I'm looking after at the moment, I hope his family like it.
     
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    It's my step mother's birthday so made her a bracelet. She has brain stem sarcoidosis which gives her RA symptoms so I wanted something that was adjustable and comfortable, but wanted something a little more elegant than beads knotted on thread. So I did a bit of an amalgamation of techniques. Aquamarine as march's birthstone.

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