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|The original elf is scupted in Premo clay which was a mixture of scraps... making a nice dull shade of mauve. The color doesn't matter because after I baked the original, I made a mold from more scrap Primo clay. I used a dental tool for most of the sculpting. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version with more detail.|
|This piece began with Primo Turquoise Blue clay pressed into the mold, dusted with blue pulver and highlighted with silver pulver. It is finished with a coat of water-based Diamond Flecto Verathane. I kept the turquoise theme with the beads, adding a crown of twined branches to her head. The triple strand of beads for the necklace finishes it off nicely, I think.|
|This pin started with brown clay dusted with Pearl-Ex "Interference Gold" powder, also highlighted with silver pulver and finished with water-based Diamond Flecto Verathane. I used warm silver and cream beads including a few nice accent beads for the edge.|
|Lastly, I made this pin with lavender clay (custom mixed) dusted with Pearl-Ex "Interference Violet", and accented with different glitters adhered with TLS. Instead of highlighting this time, I antiqued with a steel blue acrylic paint, then finished again with the Diamond Flecto. I tried a different beading pattern which I made up as I went along... the process reminded me a lot of a crocheted edge: making loops, then joining the loops at the top with a picot edge. In fact, I may try incorporating thread crochet with one of these clay pieces sometime... =)|
this page last updated July 15, 2001.