Sunday, December 27, 2015

Polymeri Online 27.12.15 | Dancing to the sound of polymer clay, Land of horned beasts, Polar sculpturing & Little Vili's furry dolls | Last post for 2015!

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope this post find you all relaxed and happy :)
Today we're all about sculpturing and playing music. 
What? Yes.
Let's go, last post for 2015.

wowflute - polymer clay music
Wowflute people (Joseph and Cristina Cowlishaw) are very into polymer clay music making polymer clay flutes!
A Wowflute is a closed-vessel flute that is based on the NAF (Native American Flute).  
It is a six hole flute configured with four finger holes on top and two thumb holes on the bottom.  It is generally played by ear like the NAF.
Joseph is a mechanical designer with a background in engineering technology and since 2009 they’ve sold over 30,000 flutes! wow!
Can polymer clay used inside our mouth? Well, apparently it can. After getting all the necessary documents from Polyform who assured him about the non-toxicity he is dancing to the sound of clay
Joseph found that working in polymer clays makes a much brighter and clear tone than regular water based clays.
Click the Youtube link to hear its sound!

whimsycalling dolls
Dayna Corbitt (Whimsycalling) is building her own “land of the horned beasts and other fantasy animals”. 
She is creating her one of a kind, handmade dolls, paintings, jewelry, figurines, and more. 
She does not use any molds and all of her designs are original and completely hand made. 
Many of her figurines are dressed with coats, felt and other accessories to bring their personality to life. I can understand why Halloween is her favorite holiday.
She has so much more in her facebook and instagram – go follow her!

Oso polar's sculpturing
Another artist focusing on “creatures” is Oso Polar  (polar bear) from Moscow, Russia.
She is creating her own handmade dolls, custom Blythe, Monster High and Pullip dolls, also - handmade hats for Blythe dolls.
Each piece is a master piece, done with extra care and details.

3rd dolls artist for today is Irene Vili also from Russia. Her figurines are all so sweet and intriguing all at once! I love their facial expression!
Vili's cute creatures
The doll body is hand sewn from faux fur, snout and paws stuff is made by hand from polymer clay, glass eyes handmade have the effect of "tracking". then use acrylic paint, protective varnish, epoxy resin, sea pebbles, batting, glue.
All her dolls are looking for new homes J

Wishing you all a great 2016 to come! 
May this holiday season brings you infinite joy, happiness and creativity, happy spirit and healthy body & soul!
Enjoy your holidays!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Polymeri Online 30.10.15 | Polymer witches tales, Lorem Ipsum jewellery, Non-dentist-friendly mutations and Coffins and shovels spooky stuff - Happy Halloween!

So here I am at home while my daughter is in the US planning to see the yearly Halloween parade in Manhattan! I'm so jealous!! :)

Join me to another post devoted (almost) entirely to the spooky and wonderful!

Tall tales, Caroline McFarlane-Watts, is a master in polymer clay "witch" craft ;) well, not real witchcraft... lol
She creates beautiful magical scenes using animals, witches and other legendary creatures.

These 'tall tales' are told using scale miniature sets, hand-sculpted characters, illustrations and visual effects. From the concept artwork, the storyboards, elaborate sets, character sculpts and original scripts - everything is created in-house. 
Her work as a miniaturist is featured and sold in 40+ countries and has been exhibited in China as well as the US.

Geometric and colour are always a perfect match. The Singapore "Lorem Ipsum" store is all about basic shapes incorporated together to create a harmony of design.

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as "pain itself") is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. There is a lot of calm colour "filling" in these pleasant designs.

In a 180 degrees turn, this site is for the strong at heart -
Morgan Loebel (aka, Morgans Mutations) makes creatures, monsters and mutated things out of polymer clay. He is using switch plates or phone cases as his canvas to sculpt his monstrous, horrifying teethed creatures. 
Most of them are not dentists friendly although Morgan has a long career as dental laboratory technician! Yes!

He uses paints, epoxy as well as polymer clay in his art. His shop is currently closed but you can see more of his work in the "sold" section. Wooooaaaa!

To finalise our post with a scent of halloween here is Tim from "Coffins and shovels".

Coffins, shovels, zombies, spooky stuff, sculptures, Halloween props and other cool stuff are Tim's work. He mention that he has laser beams instead of eyes ;) Why not? 
Tim creates small and large pieces. I'm guessing he uses super sculpey on the smaller ones and other materials on his large sized sculptures but I may be wrong.

Enjoy the weekend fun!