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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Little clay magnet thingies with lots of balls...



Before you even START to say anything, the answer is YES...I am aware that my titles aren't exactly the creme de la creme of blog post titles. But after making these little suckers, I'm a little too tired to be witty. 

Snarky? Yes.
Witty? No.

These ARE fun little things to make, however. I found this online tutorial site called claylessons.com and bought a few clay tutorials for this and for an under the sea based tutorial that shows you how to make coral and sea foam. I didn't do so well on the sea foam, but that's another story for another day.

These little guys taught me a lot about blending clay and rolling little balls until your fingers are ready to fall off and you get cramps in your wrists. Bear in mind that these are INCHIES. It STILL took me a couple of hours to make them. 

After baking, I painted them with black acrylic then quickly wiped it off to make the colors and designs pop. I don't mind telling you to remember to do this after you bake your clay. I did it before on an Impression Obsession challenge piece and that's why you will NOT see that particular piece. 

Ever.

I'm not quite sure what my next project will be. I'm having this 'thing' for gel mediums and messy ink/watercolor time, so I just may have to give into that urge.

Anything to get away from the little, tiny balls for awhile.

4 comments:

  1. Me thinks that one of the best things about your blog is you want to make us laugh. And for THAT...well done! But you also are a true artist. Anyone who plays with inchies until their finge4s call off can be nothing else. These really are gorgeous..honest! I love them and I love you! 😘 Merry Christmas my friend. 🎁🎄🎅❤

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  2. Sorry about the typos. Stupid phone. I hate texting. Somehow now my comment is not as funny as I planned. I meant to say fingers fall off. Not finge4s call off. geez! 😖

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  3. Nonsense!!! It was STIlL funny! I got both implications and howled. It takes more than a premenstral Siri to rob you of your humor, love! I usually get around to sending Christmas cards in February so PLEASE email me your mailing addy! Hugs!

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  4. I am so enjoying seeing your creations regularly again! These look fabulous and also look fun to do but I sure don't see myself doing them. I have to agree with Bobbi. I HATE missing your blog since there is always a belly laugh in there!

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