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  • Newbie but already loving polymer clay!

    Hey all, I'm a newbie to this site and kind of new to polymer clay. Picked this up for the first time last year as I decided I wanted to make my own wedding model. 3 months later and it was complete- phew! I really loved modelling and now the wedding is over and I'm settling into married life I would love to carry on with clay. I picked up so many tips and tricks from this site which helped me so much!
    I'm going to make my mum a model of my two kids for mothers day and would like to improve on my wedding model so I will probably be on here lots! I will post a pic when I find one x
    http://kalysclay.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Here is the model I made, now taking pride of place on my side board in my lounge.
    Really want to make more but this was so hard, the worst was the faces, i must have re-started them 10 times over!
    And some close ups, want to get the models looking much nicer and not so 'amatuer'.
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    Last edited by MissCouture; 12-02-2013, 01:35 PM.
    http://kalysclay.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • #3
      What fantastic models! I can't believe those are your first attempts. No wonder you want to carry on, you are obviously a natural at this claying lark!

      Looking forward to seeing how your next one goes
      Emma
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      • #4
        Very impressive for a first attempt. You will become more efficient and continue to improve the more you do, but you obviously have a basic natural talent.

        Linda

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        • #5
          Ahh thank you guys, very happy with those comments :-)
          I did love making them, even through the tears at times! I'm glad now though that I persisted. Have took the first steps in my second figures as ive made the armatures :-).
          Just wanted to know if most clay models makers on here are self taught or class taught? all the models are great, those I've seen.
          http://kalysclay.blogspot.co.uk/

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          • #6
            These are as good as some I have seen on the internet who make a living at doing these types of models. And to think these are your first. Well done.
            Julie & Mick

            Portraits in pastels by Julie http://www.juliepilcher.co.uk

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            • #7
              Oh really?! Wow thankyou that's good to hear as maybe one day I will feel im at the stage to sell but I wouldn't feel even nearly confident enough to sell them now, im too much of a perfectionist for one and I'd worry they would break in transit, plus I'd probably earn a penny an hour considering how long these took me to make hehe 😊
              http://kalysclay.blogspot.co.uk/

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              • #8
                Wow the figures are fab if you ever do decide to make them to sell I would be very interested in buying some you have a real talent you can see how much you enjoyed doing them.
                You should definitely keep it up
                all the best
                Julie
                Science has it's place but nothing is quite like letting your imagination fly

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cardamom pod View Post
                  Wow the figures are fab if you ever do decide to make them to sell I would be very interested in buying some you have a real talent you can see how much you enjoyed doing them.
                  You should definitely keep it up
                  all the best
                  Julie
                  Told You.
                  Julie & Mick

                  Portraits in pastels by Julie http://www.juliepilcher.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    Nice work! You've got some really lovely details in there- the addition of the little bit of net veil is great, and I think the faces have real character. I've been making polymer clay models since I was about 8 years old, and I still sometimes redo the faces two or three times until I'm happy! I think it's the kind of medium that suits a perfectionist, because you can squish it up and start again!
                    I'd consider myself self-taught in this particular discipline- I did go to Art school and studied a degree in Illustration, but I've never had any formal polymer clay training at all, and not even any sculpting lessons, but the models I make are not as naturalistic as some, and I'm not good at caricature either- mine are kind of 3D illustration- which makes sense given my training!
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                    • #11
                      Great clay models! how big are they? You are so talented.
                      My jewellery tutorial

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                      • #12
                        I keep promising myself that I will try out more polymer clay modelling. I've only done a little, but really enjoyed it (I'm more into making beads and jewellery usually)

                        I am always so impressed by people who can create such cool sculptures from the clay, especially if you are trying to characterise a real person.
                        Emma
                        www.ejrbeads.co.uk - unique art beads & more
                        www.ejrbeads.co.uk/shop - beads, polymer clay, glitters and inks oh my
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                        • #13
                          You should give it a go Emma. If you do it half as well as them beautiful glass beads you make, well what can I say. I would love to have a go at glass beads but alas I think I am too old to start to learn. They look really cool.
                          Julie & Mick

                          Portraits in pastels by Julie http://www.juliepilcher.co.uk

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                          • #14
                            Amazing models I am truly impressed

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                            • #15
                              Thank you all for your lovely comments .
                              Ive been very busy the last couple of weeks creating my lovely mummy's mothers day gift. I was going to make her a model of the grand kids, but at the last moment after I'd made the armatures I decided to make my belated nan and grandad. I was so pleased I did, my mum cried when she opened it and said she felt like she was lifting her mum & dad out of the box.
                              Here's some pics.
                              http://kalysclay.blogspot.co.uk/

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