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Crafting April's Mask in Leather :iconangelic-artisan:Angelic-Artisan 5 0
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Crafting March's Mask in Leather :iconangelic-artisan:Angelic-Artisan 3 0
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Lady Of April Mask Video :iconangelic-artisan:Angelic-Artisan 4 0
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Polymer Clay: FAQ
THE CLAY:
Does it matter what kind I buy?
Yes, it matters what *kind* you buy, but it doesn't really matter which brand-- just whichever one is easier for you to work with. Make sure it's bakeable clay and not modeling clay. It WILL melt in the oven (For example, using non-bakeable modeling clay as a filler for larger sculptures may or may not result in said sculpture cracking/exploding and oozing hot, melted slime. …Not that I'd know that from first-hand experience or anything. Nonetheless, you have been warned). Some polymer clay brands are Fimo, Sculpey, Premo (I believe this is made by Sculpey), and Kato.
What's the difference between the different brands?
FIMO Soft—Soft, and sturdier when baked because it stays slightly flexible. The darker colors will stain your hands, but this can be washed off easily with some good dish-soap. Non-toxic.
FIMO Classic—Basically the same as FIMO Soft, but it's harder. Go figure. Non-toxic.
FIMO Effects—Cool
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Angela R. Sasser
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I transfer my love of painting fantasy art onto the canvas of leather.

Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, I learned my trade from the tutorials of Andrea Masse-Tongetti (also known as Merimask). Andrea's techniques helped me to finally discover an outlet for my love of the symbolism and beauty of masks, which I had previously only explored via my writings and illustrations.

I have been crafting masks ever since that very first experiment in 2009. I work as a fantasy illustrator by day, where my love of Art Nouveau and Romantic art inspires my leather crafts.

My leather items are meticulously carved by hand, soaked in water, and baked in the oven to harden them. After hardening, I paint my items by hand, where I get to have the real fun of the entire process. For more info, see my FAQ.

You can watch videos of my process on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/user/angelicsh…

If you're curious about my illustration work, you can find it at AngelaSasser, while you can read my writings at AngelaSasser-story.

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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You've given me new inspiration and respect for wire-wrapping.:) I'm looking for a little starter kit to get me going at current. So hard to find wire that's not overly shiny!
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KarenOlwenDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I agree about the shiny wire..:) That's mainly why I use copper - and then I oxidize it with liver of sulphur, which is not too expensive either - I'm a big fan of making pretty things with minimal expense..lol

Here's where I get my copper wire:


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It's pretty cheap there..:) Have fun!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the handy links! I actually found some colored wire sets that aren't so shiny and that look pretty cool at Michaels too, though I imagine buying it in larger quantities is more cost effective! At any rate, I will most certainly be venturing into this territory soon:D
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TormentedArtifacts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there- thanks for the :+fav: and the lovely commentary!
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Darkauras Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*looks at kdeln's comment* O_O

I didn't think you meant it literaly...

Ah, well...I'm looking forward to the pretties!
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hurrah and more pretties there shall be:D
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kdeln Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Writer
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahahaha oh lord. I was having a crappy day till I logged in and saw that emote. :lmao:
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