Friday, March 2, 2012

Its all because of Bowser

I think I did a pretty goooood job with the bowser brooch for malon.  I began my first real attempt at making anything clay related. Ive had three trials and the second one was the best but it came at a cost. I made a pretty big mistake and I thought it would be important to share it with everyone. DO NOT paint polymer clay with spray paint. Apparently the petroleum in the clay reacts with the clay causing a reaction. It makes the surface very bubbly and sticky and it will never dry. Apparently you should condition the clay with gesso, and then paint it with acrylic paint or

Anything else water based. That was not the only lesson to be learned but at that point I thought all was lost and I had to start a third time (hence the third try) but I did not. I realized I could scrape off most of the paint really easily but I couldnt quite reach the inner bits like the eyes and inside the mouth. So I tried 'goof off' its a product sold at hardware stores thats ment to clean up crayon marks and graffiti.  And that works wonders. It took all of it off without damaging the clay. Im sooo glad I could save it.

Now, I need your help to decide which bowser brooch for malon looks best, left or right?

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