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2004 Holiday Marathon

12-24-04-1: Centaur Hair

Review of the Centaur Hair technique.

Follow up of 12-19-04: Sunday Unscheduled Demo: Hair on the Centaur, review of face grid, review of the hair implants.

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Kat Indpls IN: wb
pasadena_cal: Where oh where has our fearless leader gone?
Kat Indpls IN: There ya go now it says the new title
Fearless Leader: Coolness
Fearless Leader: Oh let me open Kat's cam too
Fearless Leader: Ok, I got two on cam now
mommaclara2001: I am not seeing anything, Te cam is black.
Fearless Leader: close out the old cam window and open me up anew
Fearless Leader: that'll fix that Momma
mommaclara2001: k
pasadena_cal: I had to dismiss cam and re acquire.
mommaclara2001: There we go.
Fearless Leader: I found some pens at the grocery store that I know
will withstand curing with clay
Kat Indpls IN: flex grip pens coolness
Fearless Leader: I also got my mini food back from Judy Belcher,
she's putting three pictures of my mini food in her new book that
comes out in the Fall of 2005
Fearless Leader: anyone want to see the mini food?
mommaclara2001: Sure.
Kat Indpls IN: i do
alix: WTG NJ
Fearless Leader: sushi platter
Jmouse (mejbym) joined the room
Jmouse: anybody here?
Fearless Leader: hey honey
alix: Is tray also clay?
Fearless Leader: can you see us type?
Fearless Leader: Everything is clay, the basket and the wood platters
alix: Fancy schmancy
Fearless Leader: now check this out, stacking Dim Sum steamer trays
Kat Indpls IN: nice Nora love the steamer trays
Jmouse: gotta go eat some supper.. will come back.. that mini food
doesn't help me >S<
Fearless Leader: ok
Fearless Leader: lol
mommaclara2001: I like that.
rjchase222 joined the room
mommaclara2001: That pitcher is clay?
Fearless Leader: I'll get you the link, the pitcher is the juice,
the juice is the pitcher
rjchase222: Hi everyone just here for a minute fixing some dinner
for the dh & I
Fearless Leader: translucent clay with cured bits of lemon in the
lemonade pitcher.
mommaclara2001: Neat.
alix: Got all my stuff ordered for big project ... even called up
local rock collector and conned him into helping me get come basalt
Fearless Leader: and Ice made with translucent and glow in the dark
rjchase222: alix what u doin with basalt???????
Fearless Leader:

alix: using as landscape rocks in minilandscape planting ...
tropical theme, like lava cliffs
Fearless Leader: You take yellow and mix it with translucent clay.
Fold in cured lemon slices, and top with cured mini ice, cure
without the lip, foot or handle
Fearless Leader: after it is cured add the foot, lip and handle,
garnish if you want
Fearless Leader: it's really cool
rjchase222: but NJ I sure wld like a sip of that lemonade plz?:)
Fearless Leader: Be my guest, LOL
alix: bread looks GREAT
rjchase222: ok Alix got it!! :)
Fearless Leader: the bread is going in the book, that I know for sure
Fearless Leader: two other pictures of "groupings" of mini food so I
don't know what she used
Fearless Leader: Oh here's the Mini Peeps I was talking about, these
are from 1999
Fearless Leader: he he he
mommaclara2001: My goodness. They are tiny.
alix: How you shape peeps?
Fearless Leader: make something that looks like a cone, and then dip
back and then forward
Fearless Leader: goof around with it, it'll come easy
Fearless Leader: oh these are fun, PB&J foldie Beads
alix: I'm thinking tiny fishie things ... mioght work
Fearless Leader: BLT anyone?
Fearless Leader: pot stickers
Fearless Leader: soba
Fearless Leader: chow mein
Fearless Leader: baked pork buns
Fearless Leader: love these
Fearless Leader: I didn't go invisible again did I?
mommaclara2001: No, you are here.
Fearless Leader: here's something that's goofy and fun, pizza
Fearless Leader: veggie sandwich
Fearless Leader: salad prep tray
Fearless Leader: fixed salad
miss_meme_30 joined the room
alix: Chef salad too
Fearless Leader: desserts
Fearless Leader: here's that pineapple upside down cake
Fearless Leader: these next things are experiments with faux wood
Fearless Leader: now this is something completely different with
faux wood grain, slicing it and then pressing it
Fearless Leader: and this is one of my favorite wood grain Kai face
alix: gorgeous
Fearless Leader: At first he came out all goofed up out of the mold,
so I cut his face at an angle
Fearless Leader: then I thought, hey, that's a nice angle, faces
don't always have to be faced forward
Fearless Leader: so I made his gaze go from the sides of his eyes
Fearless Leader: So anyway
Fearless Leader: these are some of the things I sent to Judy Belcher
for her book
Fearless Leader: I'll be under the "History" of polymer clay, with
the mini foods being something doll house related.
DTIntermart (dtintermart) joined the room
Fearless Leader: I was going to do some aluminum foil armatures and
start on a couple of figures, if that's ok with everyone?
Fearless Leader: Hey Doug
pasadena_cal: You're too young to be "History" LOL
DTIntermart: Hi All Happy holidays!!
mommaclara2001: Hi Doug. Happy holidays to you.
Fearless Leader: LOL, I thought so too, but everyone else Judy
wanted to contact was Dead! So I got picked by the default of still
being amongst the living.
alix: Check new goblins at worldoffroud .. they're doing Happy
Poxing Day
Fearless Leader: Here's a sandwich for you Doug.
alix: Um ... Does polyclay have a high mortality rate? How long do I
DTIntermart: Yummy NJ :)
DTIntermart: as long as you do not eat or smok it your ok ALIX
Fearless Leader: Oh the miniaturists she had heard about were old to
begin with. Ya, if it smokes, don't inhale. LOL
DTIntermart: One of our members told me she ddi thet by acccideen NJ
Fearless Leader: so sculpting figures ok, or shall we do something
Rossija (rossija9) joined the room
Fearless Leader: I've eaten clay by accident, that was me
alix: YES ... Figures!!!
DTIntermart: said it almost made her loose a lung
Fearless Leader: I had cheese colored clay and cheese bits for snacks
Fearless Leader: now I put food to the LEFT and clay to the RIGHT
Rossija: Hi everyone!
Fearless Leader: pittuie
DTIntermart: LOL
Fearless Leader: Hey Mary
DTIntermart: HI
mommaclara2001: Hi Mary
Fearless Leader: Shall we do roll call so we can all know each
other's name?
Fearless Leader: NoraJean, San Francisco
Jmouse: sent you an email today NJ, about hair, with an attachment..
Did you not get it?
Fearless Leader: Let me check
alix: Alix, Hickory NC
Rossija: Mary, Ohio
DTIntermart: Doun, Brooklyn,NY
mommaclara2001: Clara, Glenville, WV
Jmouse: Jean, NC
pasadena_cal: Cal sometimes in California
Fearless Leader: Oh hey it came in.... So you want to know how to
get the TLS on the hair and embed it in the clay?
Rossija: Hey, Razma! The article on the butterfly cane is in the
Jmouse: yes
Fearless Leader: let me clear up this mini food and I'll show you
Jmouse: okay...great
DTIntermart: I love that cat NJ
alix: Will you stil do armatures and figures PLEASE?
Fearless Leader: I will still do armatures and I love the cat too,
it's a mold I made in 1999
rjchase222: Thanks Rossija!!!!!! Can't wait to get it & try it!!
DTIntermart: It os soo Cute NJ
rjchase222: I will be connected but busy running back & forth to the
Jmouse: is that tied at one end?
Fearless Leader: Ok, the hair is tied at one end and laid down on
the tile, then TLS is put on the loose ends and it just sticks to
the tile while curing. That is a twistie tie at the end, I use them
all the time.
Jmouse: okay
Jmouse: I see
Fearless Leader: then I break off a lock of hair with the TLS hair
Jmouse: that TLS is cooked?
Fearless Leader: yes, the TLS and hair are cured so we have a stiff
root to bury
Jmouse: oh, yes, curing
Jmouse: okay
Fearless Leader: and it is buired by slicing into the head and
sticking in the root with the lock of hair attached to it
pasadena_cal: Hair plugs!!!
Fearless Leader: Exactly
Fearless Leader: just like hair plugs
Jmouse: so the head is uncured?
Fearless Leader: yes, if the head is cured use a scale of raw clay
the color of the hair
Jmouse: how thick is the 'scale'?
Fearless Leader: start from the outer edge of the hair and plant the
hair plugs going around until you get to the crown of the head
Fearless Leader: I don't understand
Fearless Leader: the scalp?
Fearless Leader: is that what you mean?
Jmouse: how thick is the 'skin' that you imbed in?
Jmouse: yes
Fearless Leader: oh gosh, about 1/16th of an inch, just enough to
bury the root
Jmouse: oh, okay
Fearless Leader: want to see the Centaur?
Jmouse: yes
Fearless Leader: you can't even see his scalp
alix: Yep ... you give him a do yet?
alix: I want to do a group of poodles for a friend ... what will I
Jmouse: great... so do you put the plugs in all over the scalp?
Fearless Leader: had to change the lighting setting
Fearless Leader: Let me get you a link Pamela and it'll show you how
to do the pin curles for poodles, the Centaur turned out poodlish
Fearless Leader:
alix: TY
Jmouse: looks good
Jmouse: I will try it on this creature
alixnc left the room
Fearless Leader: if you look at that page of thumbnails you can see
his hair looked like Don King before the pin curls
Fearless Leader: to do the pin curls I made mini bobbie pins
Jmouse: smile... thanks NJ
mommaclara2001: Hair pins.
Fearless Leader: after pinning his hair I covered it with damp gauze
Fearless Leader: door
mommaclara2001: k
alix (alixnc) joined the room
alix: Got lost ... love the do rag
DTIntermart: :))
mommaclara2001: Kat, what are you making?
Kat Indpls IN: Flower cane
mommaclara2001: Thank you.
Kat Indpls IN: yw
mommaclara2001: I am not good at making canes.
Kat Indpls IN: takes time and i get some weird ones out of the bunch
mommaclara2001: Are you the one that sent the snow pictures?
Kat Indpls IN: yep
alix: You mean ... you're not perfect? Fired!!!
esther_reeves joined the room
Kat Indpls IN: lol
esther_reeves: hi all
mommaclara2001: Ok, you have some beautiful things.
mommaclara2001: HI ESther.
Kat Indpls IN: thank you so much momma
mommaclara2001: You are welcome.
esther_reeves: Happy Christmas.. it is 1 am christmas day here.
mommaclara2001: Happy Xmas to yo.
mommaclara2001: you
pasadena_cal: Is that James???
Fearless Leader: Saku got locked out of his momma's apartment
Fearless Leader: James is so white you'd go snow blind
mommaclara2001: :)
Fearless Leader: we had to call courtesy patrol to let him back in
the apartment
pasadena_cal: :">
Fearless Leader: ok, where were we?
alix: LMAO ... Sometime ask abpout PR photos for Lion Witch and
pasadena_cal: You were starting his do!
Fearless Leader: oh the pin curls, after setting the hair, cover
with damp paper towel or gauze and cure
Fearless Leader: the steam will set the hair
Fearless Leader:
Fearless Leader: you can see process shots on that page
rossija9 left the room
Fearless Leader: so are we good on the hair club for centaurs?

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