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Crambie

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First Project & Miniature
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:58:34 PM »
I fancied trying polyclay for a while but hadn't got around to it until a couple of weeks ago. Had a look around to see what I'd like to try first and saw the scenes some do in the Altoids tins and wondered how much smaller you could make them. As it turns out I should have started larger and worked my way down but you live and learn!

So decided to see if I could get a coral reef scene down to the size of a key cap which is around 20mm square (the key top's 18mm plus some clay). So it's all the size of a grain of rice or smaller.

It was a good learning experience although accompanied by a fair bit of swearing.

I'll do some more practice pieces to improve then will try and work out the best way to encapsulate them in resin so I can have a proper layered effect.

It's not fully pushed on in the photo, once it is it's roughly the same height as the standard keys and is pretty sturdy.





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« Last Edit: May 22, 2016, 02:01:11 PM by Crambie »

Carrie

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 03:44:53 PM »
 :D  You must have very tiny fingers! Amazing!

Crambie

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 03:47:26 PM »
No where near tiny enough hence the swearing :) Slowly improving though.

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 08:37:50 AM »
Welcome to the forum!

I think that is probably one of the most original polyclay projects I've seen over the years. How wonderful and imaginative.

I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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ian harding

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 03:45:46 PM »
Quite amazed by the tiny buttons, wow, as i know it does take a long time,
the joy of what you can make from clay however big or small, the results are amazing,

well done :)

Crambie

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 04:03:35 PM »
Thanks. It's a bit basic but was good for learning.

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 05:55:36 PM »
This is superb, and SO small!
You haven't got any close up pictures of the details have you?

I can't wait to see what you do next!

Crambie

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 06:21:51 PM »
Thanks. Seems a bit amateur now but I was pleased with it at the time. Not got closer view but I assume you've clicked on it a few times to show full size?

Couldn't think of an easy way to encase it in resin, which I'd have needed to do if I added finer detail. So moved on to project number 2, even smaller pieces but over a larger area. Need to update that thread with where I've got to.
http://www.polyclay.co.uk/index.php/topic,2449.0.html

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 04:55:49 AM »
wonderfully detailed work crambie! I dont know how you do it that small my eyes are crossing now just thinking about trying something that tiny! keep em coming... keep em small:)

Crambie

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Re: First Project & Miniature
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 05:25:00 PM »
Thanks. This one's not too small really. Still have it as my escape key.