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Monday, January 7, 2019

Polymer Clay Challenge – Week 1

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This is my first week of the challenge. I’m going to work on bird feet this month. First up are Raven’s. I used a picture from Pinterest for inspiration.  I didn’t make the points for the claws very sharp because I think they would just get broken, but they are somewhat pointy.

The picture should have been taken before I glazed the feet, but lesson learned. I kind of knew that I shouldn’t be doing that, but it’s okay. So on to the next set and hopefully I can post in a day or two and then be on schedule for Tuesday posting after that..

This is the picture I worked from and they are Raven feet.

Raven feet / claws. If you have ever doubted that bird are dinosaurs, check these out!

And my interpretation. There is added height on the legs because when I actually make the bird, this will go into the body, all being well that is… I may have to sand off the glaze at the top a little so the glue takes hold. ;o) I made a wire armature first and wrapped the wire with aluminum tape. Week01crowfeet

If you check out Home Depot or other hardware places, look for this tape. If you make a lot of armatures, it’s great. The clay sticks well to it and the tape itself is super sticky… If you don’t make a lot of armatures, maybe you can share a roll with others. It comes in a big roll, and check around price wise. I see it on in smaller rolls as well. The roll I got is like the one pictured below. Enjoy…

Image result for aluminum tape + home depot

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