Trimming Clay for a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

One thing you should keep in mind when cutting your clay is that, your polymer clay cover should be just a little bit smaller than the actual, notebook. And that is for multiple reasons. The most important is that, on this side, on the left side of, to the spine, the notebook needs to stay uncovered so it can open properly, which is why I suggested to, spend some quality time with your notebook, play with it and, see how it works. See how it looks when it’s open and determine how much space it needs, next to the spine in order to be able to open properly. So you can actually write this side of it because I get as a point of a notebook to actually have something. I mean, to be able to, write or drawing side of it, preferably without damaging the cover. Right? Other than that, I’m also going to need some extra space on all the sides of the notebook. And that is because I like to add the upgraded a border. So basically my notebook, we have two border. One that will be placed inside of this polymer clay background that we are cutting right now and the other one will be placed outside of it. So this is why I need, enough space on all sides. Moreover, because we need to leave that, uncovered space, on the left side of the notebook, I guess it’s more aesthetically pleasing to have the same amount of free space on all sides. Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

Firing Schedules for Basic Bottle Glass Fusing

I used two firing schedules. I used a slump schedule. And a slump schedule is hot enough to take a bottle from this to this. So that is, it’s hard enough to bend the glass based on gravity and heat.
It’s going to get a little, a little squishy and gravity is going to pull it flat,
But not hot enough to go all the way flat. So let me show you, this is a fuse schedule and this is the other one I use frequently. Okay. So that same bottle, that’s the difference between a slump and a fuse. And interestingly enough, that is only 150 degrees difference. So a lot of stuff is happening in that 150 degrees.

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Pinning the Fur for a Fantasy Fox Posable Art Doll

So you start with your elbows and this is the trickiest part because you’re first going all kinds of directions. You make sure to pin the elbow first because these parts lining up is the most important. They are not actually elbows. They look like elbows and that’s why I’m saying it. And you want to make sure both first your edges are right next to each other, and then I’m just working that fur down. So it’s not going to be in my seam. And just make sure when you’re pinning you pin on the same side. And now you can start working your way down the legs in the belly. I usually pin the belly next, just because it’s usually a little bit cleaner. You just make sure you’re first going down on this body part. I usually pan a little bit more than I need to just to make sure that they’re all gonna stay where they’re supposed to go when you’re sewing. So the reason I trimmed that one little piece is because I have a seam right here and that for that was showing is not going to be inside the scene. So I just wanted to trim it. So it’s out of my way.

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Importance of Structure for a Garden Heron Paverpol Sculpt

The structure is so important when building the paverpol sculpt especially when you’re working on a big piece.

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Selecting the Batting for a Fantasy Fox Posable Art Doll

The most important thing to know is to get the right batting.
Let’s watch this quick tutorial on how to select the correct batting.

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