Thursday, May 23
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Wednesday, May 15
Friday, May 10
"kitteh wantz cheezeburger"
COME ON! How can you not think this is so cute! I'm going to die from cuteness overload!
And it is a tutorial on sculpting with polymer clay from Instructables member Tomdf. Too perfect! I have been sculpting with polymer clay, FIMO brand since the 1980ies. I was just a kid then and my mother gave me the bits left over from her attempt at a belt buckle. The early stuff was nasty and crumbly and it completely fell apart and had to be kneaded for hours to be soft enough to work with. Now FIMO and Sculptey brand is super smooth and easy to work with, pretty strong too. Every once in a while I have to explain what this stuff is to people and sometimes I get some disapproving looks from people about my creations. "oh it's fimo, well that is kids stuff." Ouch. Ok, maybe it's not ceramics fired in a kiln, but you can make some pretty amazing jewelry and art with this stuff. Even some "I can't believe it's not gemstone." jewelry ;) And of course it is the best for making dolls and custom head sculpts for action figures, and miniatures for doll houses.
Thursday, May 9
Aww so cute! It's a painted country cat doll with a basket of hungry kittens. "Give us some fish!" This would be really sweet in a nice cottage living room or a kids pond/nature theme bedroom.
Sunday, April 21
"Dance your cares away, down in 'Fraggle Rock'!"
It's a blast from the past with this great tutorial on how to make your very own Jim Henson style "Fraggle" or "Muppet". Fraggle Rock was a tv show from the 1980s from the same creator as The Muppet Show, and beloved characters like 'Kermit the Frog', 'Miss Piggy' and 'Emo'. You can learn to make this classic pupet design that can be modified to create a ton of neat characters.
Thanks user 'ragu1975' from Instructables. Tutorial here.
Saturday, March 30
I came across this amazing pattern for the Night Fury dragon from the Dreamworks movie "Toothless". The pattern is by deviantART member nooby-banana. It's a rather complex plush and super realistic. A number of people have made it with handmade resin eyes and claws which look stunningly real. There are quite a lot of links to visit to get all the pieces so I copied them all here for your convenience. If you have any questions about construction you can direct them to her. :)