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Automata Close up by Sleetwealth Automata Close up by Sleetwealth
5" jointed doll and in a handscultped shrine on wood. Bird is winding her key.
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Monustone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
How did you make the shrine? It looks like hand carved wood! You are one of my idols in sculpting arts! your detail work is just so beautiful!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The background is thin wood that I had custom cut in the gothic arch shapes. One of them was split to make matching doors, but those are glued to either side. I then sculpted the ornate stuff using black polymer clay. I really get lost in details. And Ive always loved the good bones in antique furniture and architecture. They look so good even worn and pared down to nothing because of it.
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Monustone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I agree! I would love to see some more of those from you!
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Snickersnee13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Your work is beautiful, I love it.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
oh yeah and what do you mean by the wood being seasoned well?Did you stain it first? do you have a certain place that you suggest getting wood? Thanks so much for taking the time to answer me. :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Any kind of craft wood will work. the wood was dry and rolled into a panel. You dont want grainy wood that might drip sap when it gets hot. You can pre bake it to test if it will.
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I am sorry for asking so many questioins but I am just amazed at everything you have done. Did you have to use something to adhere the polymer clay details to the wood or does it just naturally become one with the wood when you cook it. Also when you adhere the figure to the wood do you just use a rod. Do you use any sort of glue?and what kind? I tried making a figure with a rod but I don't think it worked quite right. Should i cook my figure with a rod sticking out and then drill a hole in my base to secure it.? Once again sorry for the questions.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The polymer does stick to the wood but if you need more stickiness rubb the wood with some oil. It sticks well to the wood but if you have a very hard wood adding glue and drying that first would help.

after sculpting and baking the figure, drill your hole and add a peg.
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cliodnafae27 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i was wondering. All the detail on the wood, is that made of clay?? did you put that on the wood and then cook the wood and clay together? It's really nice!!!!
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