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Red Teardrop Sculpture
It started with a how-to in a polymer clay magazine of an oriental style bowl, that had this red with the bubbles and elements of gold and turquoise. I decided to go with the style but create a different shape using a small ceramic vase for its base.

I started with the red and I wanted to wrap a dragon around the sculpture but first I wanted to stamp a floral design with gold coloured mica powder into the clay for extra decoration. And that's when things took a different turn. The imprint of the stamp failed, it wasn't clear enough but not quite invisible either and I couldn't make it better nor rub it out. I felt I had no choice but to cover up the design with a 3D version of it. And that worked out so well that I nixed the dragon :)

In the end I decided to continue the turquoise flower motif and close off the vase at the same time, and I gave the lot 2 patinas (one brown to antique it and one aqua to prettify it) and all in all it worked out better than I could have imagined :)
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I have been quiet these last few months huh. I have been quite busy with all sorts of things, part of which are new artworks. I'm planning a photo shoot soon so expect lots of new things in the weeks to come :)
And in the mean time, I've created a Instragram account just to posts works in progress :D

One of the things I'm working on is aquarium decorations. So I have this aquarium for years already and for quite some time I thought it would be neat to make my own decorations for it, cause let's face it, what you see in the stores is kinda generic. The only thing stopping me was the fact that no one seems to have any experience in aquarium deco made out of polymer clay. There's quite some doubt whether this is a safe material to use so no one tests it.

In my experience it's not so much the water (and fish) that are in danger of the clay but rather the other way round. I have made floating polymer clay fish in the past, to decorate a fish free pond and after a while the colours have faded a bit and the texture of the surface has gotten kinda weird. I also have a Halloween decoration I put in a potted plant every year and the bottom of it, that is in constant contact with the soil, is showing the same traits as the clay fish. So while cure polymer can take a bit of water now and again, constant submerging isn't good for it.

The solution? Epoxy resin, the kind they use to waterproof boats and make DIY aquarium backgrounds with. It's safe to put in a fish tank and it can also be used on polymer clay, many artists use it to create jewellery with it for its glass like finish (though that shine disappears underneath water, which is a good thing imo).

So I've made myself 2 decorations and I made one for my sister's tank and one for my father's and then a 5th one for funsies (I'll be putting it in a pond to test under sunlight. The epoxy has an UV-blocker in it to stop the resin from yellowing). We're just gonna let them sit in those tanks to see it the colours stay nice and if they will be easy to clean and such (algae is a common occurrence in aquaria). If yes then I will be adding this line to my Etsy Store for sure, cuz they are so cool!

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Petra
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Netherlands
I'm an artist hoping to one day make a name for myself (don't we all).

Besides drawing, my main passions are writing (for my shared comic project Tirn Aill (see www.tirn-aill.com)), working with polymer clay and photography.

Current Residence: Rotterdam - NL

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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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spaceship505 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Thank you! :D
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome~
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017   Writer
Happy Birthday Godliek :D I hope you have all the Beach Cake with candles 50x50 icon   or pie (whichever you prefer) you could possibly want on your special day! Hamtaro Hamster Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] 
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spaceship505 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
I have cause I bake them myself ;P
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daeien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
Happy Birthday!:D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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spaceship505 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Thank you :D
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daeien Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
^_^
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday~
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spaceship505 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thank you :D
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