Needlework Monday - Decor cup polymer clay. 18 friendly cats. Handmade from @elenka

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Hi, Steemit!!!

Greetings dear readers!


I continue to share my experience in decorating cups with polymer clay.
I really like this kind of creativity in that you can create unique, inimitable images and embody ideas using a variety of modeling techniques.

Inspired by the mug with cats from the master Anastasia Astafieva @handmadeblog, I really wanted to create something like this with my own hands. As the title of the article says: "There are never too many cats!" And so it happened - I made three such cups, on each of which a team of 18 cats was neatly placed.

Tools and materials:

  • polymer clay of different colors
  • ceramic cup
  • work surface (glass, tile or sheet of paper)
  • needle
  • scalpel, blade
  • dots and modeling stacks
  • black and white acrylic paint
  • thin brush
  • epoxy adhesive

First outlines are outlined - I start making cats from the top of the cup. For this, I used layers of polymer clay of different colors. The layers should be the same thickness. I cut it mainly with a scalpel and applied it to each other like pieces of a puzzle. Then I smoothed out the irregularities and pressed tightly so that all the parts stuck together and became one whole layer.

Next, I created the image and facial expressions of each cat character. Each of them has its own emotion - joy, thoughtfulness, seriousness, sadness, love and so on. I decided that the color of the nose will be the unifying element, for all cats it is pink. I rolled up many balls of white polymer clay for the eyes, then added black pupils.

Using a large needle, I painted cats smiles, indentations in the ears, eyebrows and drew contours. A needle is a very convenient tool for creating textures and indentations in the surface of polymer clay.

I painted all the lines and recesses with black acrylic paint. I painted glare in the pupils and small details with white acrylic. At this stage, cats really come to life and you can see how the work as a whole looks.

The next step is baking in the oven. After cooling, the polymer clay is carefully separated from the cup and the composition is adhered to epoxy glue. It is convenient to spread glue for several products at once, it is easier to calculate the proportion.

After the glue has set, the product can be varnished and used for its intended purpose.

A cup with polymer clay decor can be a wonderful, uplifting gift. Especially if there are 18 charismatic cats on it :)

Come visit me on Instagram elenkagalchenko, there is a small video of these cups.

Thank you for attention!

I wish you all success and great mood !!!


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: ))) Thank you so much!

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Those are so adorable!! Love it :)

@tipu curate

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Thank you so much, @ewkaw ! I really enjoy your attention!

It looks so cute and colourful:):) You should also start using the #creativecoin tag, it is a token for creative people and you will be rewarded with CCC tokens along with Steem:)

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Thank you very much for such a high appreciation of my work, @georgeboya !!! I am very pleased!

And thanks for the advice, I will definitely use this tag in my articles, because I am engaged in needlework.

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You are more than welcome, happy that i was helpful:)

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: )))

Hello!

This post has been manually curated, resteemed
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from the @helpiecake curation team!

Much love to you from all of us at @helpie!
Keep up the great work!


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Manually curated by @georgeboya.


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Thank you very much, @helpiecake!!!

Manually curated by the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you very much, @qurator!!! I am very pleased!

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Our pleasure :)

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Darn right, you can never have too many cats!

These are really nice! I love the idea. Great job!

!CATtip 50

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Many thanks!!! Yes, there are never too many cats)))

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Many thanks!!! Yes, there are never too many cats)))

I just love how colorful this is! You put so much detail into each individual cat’s expression and it paid off. You are so talented with this clay and I am always excited to see what you come up with next. These would make such great gifts for cat lovers ~ 😊

Thanks for always sharing the process of your work!

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Thank you dear, @crosheille !!! Thank you for noticing my work! For me, making these cats was a new interesting experience. I always try to learn and try some new techniques.
Thanks for the support!!!

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You’re very welcome ~ 😉

We love watching your journey ~

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: )))


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Thank you so much! Your support is very valuable to me)))

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Thank you!!! :)))

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you're welcome

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The faces!!!!! The cats expressions are so wonderful and varied. I think I can imagine exactly the different personalities of these cats. I am amazed how precise you worked with the polimer clay, I remember it to be not very pliable. And your idea to glue it on the mugs is so clever. Love it 😍

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Thank you for such kind words, @neumannsalva !!! I am very glad that you appreciated the idea with facial expressions of cats. Working with it was very interesting and exciting. Glad you liked my work!

I love how you can change the character of a plain mug with polymer clay designs. I have been working with regular clay that has to be fired in a kiln, but your post gave me a lot of ideas that I can use. I can see myself adding polymer clay to some of my creations that have already been glazed and finished. Great job!

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Good evening! So nice to get your feedback !!! Thank you very much!!!
I am glad that there is an opportunity to share experiences and that my idea can come in handy in your work! I wish you a lot of good emotions and let everything work out perfectly!

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