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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by JamesTheSculptor on August 08, 2017, 12:06:01 PM »
Excellent work as usual James. I love your attention to detail, the eyes are amazing and I think it is these that really bring a face to life or kill it completely. Yours are really really good!!!

Cheers

Jackster

Thank you very much! The eyes really are the window onto the soul, so for me if there isn't life in the eyes or at least a glimmer, then the sculpture doesn't work. There have been many where I feel I've missed the mark and have no life in the piece in question. Its tough, but I like to think I'm getting somewhere!

Many thanks!
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Polymer Clay Techniques / Re: A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by Beadbug on August 06, 2017, 11:56:00 PM »
Yeah, they tell you not to worry but you do anyway. Now all I have to worry about is my next visit to the dentist which I know is going to be trying to say the least. I told the dentist I wanted dentures but she said I wouldn't be able to chew properly with them to which I replied I can't eat with my teeth now so what's the difference?
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Polymer Clay Techniques / Re: A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by Carrie on August 03, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
Phew! Glad all is well  :-*
 I had to go back for another, once, at the hospital.....I think one of the x-rays they'd taken before hadn't come out properly.  All that worry for nothing!
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Polymer Clay Techniques / Re: A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by Beadbug on August 02, 2017, 09:16:32 PM »
I know, sorry, I've tried Flickr but managed to screw that up somehow as I did with Pintrest. Don't ask me how I do it but I never have any luck with these things. The photos I have managed to upload were such a pain to do and were disappointingly small I shy away from the whole process. Still I had some good news today. I got called back to hospital after a routine breast screening, you can imagine what was going through my mind? The upshot was the thing I was called back for was a small cyst which the doc drained there and then. Another X-ray showed he had got it all so it was, 'goodbye' and 'see you in three years'. I celebrated with a huge cream cake!
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Beads & Jewellery Showcase / Re: Beads and Jewellery Showcase -July 2017
« Last post by Carrie on July 26, 2017, 05:15:09 PM »
Nooo - I'm vegetarian.....something got contaminated >:(
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Polymer Clay Techniques / Re: A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by Carrie on July 26, 2017, 05:14:23 PM »
Absolutely!
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Polymer Clay Techniques / Re: A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by MilleD on July 26, 2017, 08:04:47 AM »
You know we still need pictures right? :)
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Polymer Clay Techniques / A pretty little nonsense
« Last post by Beadbug on July 25, 2017, 11:05:53 PM »
This is one of those 'ooh I like that' accidents that happen from time to time and often lead down a whole new meandering path. I made a block of clay courtesy of Donna Kato, her sguiggly bead method. So I had this block and no idea what I was going to do with it, so I took one of my silicon molds, a bow, a slice of the softish clay and pressed it well into the mold. The bow came out fine but the best bit was the excess clay I sliced off, the way the blend and fine lines worked out would be hard to reproduce deliberately and some lovely beads ensued. Must try this with other molds to see what difference it makes.
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Beads & Jewellery Showcase / Re: Beads and Jewellery Showcase -July 2017
« Last post by Beadbug on July 25, 2017, 10:49:46 PM »
Hope you're feeling better Carrie! It's usually the seafood! Thanks for that Claire, I have avoided the crimped edge, what I meant, but didn't explain properly, was that the printing dots we're too obvious and spoiling the transfer. I did think about using markers to boost the colour and hide the dots but the ones I have fade over time so they're no good- I'm back to hunting out decent napkins.
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Beads & Jewellery Showcase / Re: Beads and Jewellery Showcase -July 2017
« Last post by MilleD on July 20, 2017, 03:10:10 PM »
Love the bangle. My own attempts at transfer haven't been too bad but I want to get some nicer napkins as the ones I have produce spotty images. My neighbour fell over three months ago and shattered her upper arm. The operation was only supposed to take an hour but it took three, her x-Ray looks like a prop from the Six Million Dollar Man tv show. She was having trouble sleeping but eventually bought herself a full length pillow meaning she could lie over it or against it, she said it was a godsend. Might be worth a try?

That might be a good idea, I'm currently sort of rolling the duvet into a sausage, but that won't work if the weather gets a bit cooler.

You have to make sure you buy napkins that only have the spotty bits around the border, then use just the inner piece.  The spotty bits I think are where the different plys are crimped together.
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