Steampunked – The 30 Day Challenge Begins

This was inspired by a great photo of a snail that my brother took.. But as you can see I added a little to the original inspiration ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m posting these starting January 1st but I actually started my challenge Dec 28th since I had a few days off and it seemed silly to wait. This particular piece stretches “the rules” a bit since I started the sculpting even before that. I wanted to prove out how I was handling the odd shaped frames.

But I didn’t finish it until the first day of the challenge so I’m counting itย  ๐Ÿ™‚

This was actually 3 curings. Once for the initial baking layer, once for what you see here – the dirigible and the snail shell, and the final layer below. I did it in multiple bakings because I didn’t want to crush the shell as I sculpted the snail and it’s harness.

Doesn’t look like too much yet in black, does it?

Wait until it’s all painted.

Posted by Skygrazer

Polymer clay addict and artist. Also fascinated by kaleidoscopes.

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