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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2013, 04:19:11 PM »
oh wonderful I will have a look at your shop. Thank you very much.

Also I got some cornstarch peanuts this weekend. We had a silent auction at the guild on Saturday so I got a whole bunch for just a few dollars. Almost got a different toaster oven to but was out bid a few times - darn it. Oh well I had a blast. It was the guilds yearly holiday recovery party. No teaching or demos but just lots of food and people. There was about 40 people there. There is a total of 90 in the guild. Met lots of people and learned some things. Also learned that everyone has there own way of doing things. From curing to varnishing to everything. A little over whelming. Ended the day with a massive headache (I don't normally get headaches).

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2013, 11:25:25 PM »
What gorgeousness! You are all so talented. I love that faerie door especially.

Here are some from me.  ;D My local craft shop was doing 50% off on clay. I bought every pack in the shop...there were only 4!
I've mostly been playing with sculpting and heat setting paint.


turquoise bird3 by Leah C., on Flickr


commission by Leah C., on Flickr


chubbybirds by Leah C., on Flickr


dustybluedaisies3 by Leah C., on Flickr


rusticflowers by Leah C., on Flickr


rustic tribal by Leah C., on Flickr

And these were inspired by the architect Gaudi. I also made the earwires.

gaudi by Leah C., on Flickr
~Leah~

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #122 on: February 02, 2013, 12:01:09 AM »
Every pack in the shop LOL!
I really love all these, Leah!   When you say heat set paint, is it oil rather than acrylic?  I do like the look. I  must play with antiquing some more!

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #123 on: February 02, 2013, 12:06:21 AM »
Thank you, Carrie! It's all acrylic. Some are acrylic artist inks and some are acrylic paints. I paint after baking and cooling the clay. Sand, buff, etc., then heat set in the oven at a clay safe temp for a few minutes. I've never tried more than 10 minutes. The theory is that it dehydrates the paint and results in a 'harder' set. This was recommended to me by someone who has been making poly clay beads with paint for years and has great feedback. So, I guess it works  ;D
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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #124 on: February 02, 2013, 12:07:42 AM »
Oh, and so far the paint does seem to be a lot harder. I didn't clear the hole in one of those blue flowers before baking. Boy was it hard to get out!
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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2013, 07:19:00 AM »
Leah,
 Love your beads !!

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2013, 11:04:48 AM »
Very pretty beads Leah! The little yellow bird's my favourite.

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #127 on: February 02, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
Thanks, Leah  :)  I haven't baked mine after using acrylic....it sounds like a good idea!

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #128 on: February 02, 2013, 02:22:45 PM »
Wonderful stuff Leah!!  I love those birds!!

Mel  :)

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #129 on: February 02, 2013, 04:35:30 PM »
Thanks Eva, Mel, and Jem!  :)

Go for it, Carrie!  ;D
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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #130 on: February 02, 2013, 04:47:44 PM »
Love them all Leah!  ;D

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #131 on: February 02, 2013, 05:57:43 PM »
I think the heating basically accelerates the curing process of acrylic products.

All acrylic products work the same in that they will dry quite quickly, but they take a little longer to fully cure.

What does that mean?

Well, when dry, they will appear totally dry, but you could re-hydrate them with water and they are easier to remove etc.

Once fully cured - which takes about 24-48 hours usually, the acrylic product has changed to form a proper waterproof layer. At that point, it won't re-hydrate.

My own experience with paints and varnishes is that if you leave them alone for a day or two, they cure just as well as by baking - but without the risk of yellowing or bubbling.

However - many other people swear by the baking method for paints and varnishes.

One of those many clay situations where you have to try it both ways and see what works best for you.

Certainly Leah's beads are a fantastic advertisement for baking because they look absolutely perfect and stunning designs too

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #132 on: February 02, 2013, 06:04:59 PM »
Oh gee, thanks Emma!  ;D Thanks ickledookie!
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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #133 on: February 02, 2013, 08:56:19 PM »
Lovely work Leah  :)

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Re: Sculpting / Modelling Gallery - January 2013
« Reply #134 on: February 02, 2013, 11:46:38 PM »
That's interesting info, Emma  :)