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Jun 7, 2010

A fish, a frog and a snake :)

That just means my first trials with the air drying clay. I have to admit I am somehow affraid of using a clay although I love the things, specially minis made of all sorts of clays:) Still it was an interesting experience. I started with some medieval pottery but the result was just a disaster ;) Still I didn't give in yet. I've heard so many times about the shrinkage of this clay which made me very happy because I was thinking it will be perfect for jar's fulfillment. But it appears my clay just doesn't shrink at all or not much really. Or - and most probably - I made the minis too big so the clay couldn't just shrink THAT much;) So here they are: a fish
A frog or I should say Neville's toad (finally killed by his potions'skills;)) in a Douglas sample container as it was too fat for Avon's jar;)
And a snake which didn't shrink at all that's why it looks so strange and doesn't look like a snake at all.
I made a pair of ears and three tadpoles too but don't know yet if I will use them somewhere in the office :) I think I might give a try to that clay one day:)

15 comments:

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I actually love these, Ewa -- they're rather mysterious and creepy because of that! And I want to see the ears!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Nina! Ears you say?...;)I will try to make them a photo then:)

Ascension said...

Pues te han quedado expectaculares, para esos tarritos, quedan muy misteriosos
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Ascension! If they seems to you this way then I am happy!:) Besitos!

Merry Jingle said...

They look great! I've tried to do some flowerpots from the clay and there were like 2 from 20 that were usable...

Kat The Hat Lady said...

Love these strange but fantastic!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you, Ira! I know exactly what you mean;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Kat!Glad you like them:)

Roz & Aidy said...

Great work - I love the fish! I find air drying clay does not shrink that much but maybe I am doing something wrong? I know porcelain shrinks by around 15% if that helps lol - Thanks for the comment left on my last post but I deleted it by mistake!!! I'm really Sorry =o(

The Old Maid said...

Uffff good to know it was by mistake ;) No harm done:)

cockerina said...

argh! I make some sense these images!!!! but it is very fun! ha ha!
on my blog, started subscriptions to the new "holiday swap"
you want to join?
kisses, Caterina

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Caterina! I will think about it - good there is a bit of time for the decission ;)

Tallulah Belle said...

Love them....you did really well.

Marion said...

Hi Ewa,
Airdrying clay does shrink, but not very much if you are working with tiny objects. The worst shrinkage you'll only get when you roll it out and use it on a large surface. I prefer polymer clay to work with for small objects and airdrying clay when I do walls or floors. Hope this titbit of information helps.
Cheers

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Ladies! Marion, if I knew this before I would tried to make them smaller ;) Thanks for the advice!