Happy first birthday to baby Borger! 🥳
She refused to wear her birthday hat, so she got a plush burger instead. Love you, baby girl!
Lick and judge. That is the tegu way.
Leopard gecko sculpture Part 2! Messing with the face took be the better part of two days so I wasn’t able to record that bit. Tubercles were created with the use of liquid sculpey. If all goes well I’ll be making resin copies of this guy for sale as blanks and custom paint jobs! 🎵Dreamin’ - Syndrome
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Sculpting a leopard gecko Part 1! This is the second sculpture I’m making for resin casting. With luck, copies of this guy will be available soon! 🎵 Sacred Tears - Lupin the Beatsmith
Hi! I stumbled across your work and I’m AMAZED at what you’ve made!
I have a question about the material you use. I live in an area which verges on thermal shock, especially in winter. Our trees explode (yes) from the ice and temperatures, and so do my ceramics and pottery if it’s near any windows (having plants relies heavily on cement and plastic pots).
What materials do you use? Your statues have remarkable detail that makes me think they aren’t kiln-fired, not to mention they look painted instead of glaze-fired.
Do you use a form of air-dry clay or oven-bake clay? Or do you use a polymer “clay” that still requires heating to set? I adore this reptumblr community and I’ve always wanted a figurine but am worried my thermal shock would cause a minor explosion.
I’m a bit craft and artsy so I’d love a thorough or technical bit of help? I’m guessing you’re using a polymer “clay” that is heat cured? Does it shrink at all? (Shrinking tends to predict spontaneous explosions, eeks!)
Final question (I know I’m so sorry!) do you seal it with an epoxy or resin or polyurethane? Or is it bare acrylic?
I’m so sorry for all these questions! Thank you so so much for your time and I hope you’re doing well in the shit-show of 2021!
So I only use polymer clays that are baked in a conventional oven. There is not noticeable shrinkage when baked and they stay pliable for a long time. I have heard of polymer clay cracking if left out too long before baking, but I haven’t run into this personally. Since it’s polymer there’s no kiln baking or varnish. I just use gesso for primer, acrylic paint, and either UV cured resin or polyurethane to seal. I mostly use resin for shiny parts like eyes anymore, but I used to seal the entire thing with it in the past. That worked fine for less flexible polymer clays, but now that I use Cosclay, the most flexible polymer clay I’m aware of, it’s not really suitable for that.
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Here’s the completed custom Gargoyle Gecko sculpture! If you pay close attention you’ll see that the rear right foot has some major deformities when compared to the left foot. It’s always fun working on little odd balls like this! *Customs are still closed*
Painting a Gargoyle Gecko sculpture part 2! 🎵 A Letter to My Next Lift Pt 2 - Lupin the Beatsmith
A look back at some of my favorite sculptures from last year! Definitely an improvement over 2019 and I hope I only continue to improve from here!
I finally set up a redbubble! there’s not much on there rn but if u enjoy cute snakes I got u 🐍
Lots of adorable merch available, surprise your reptile loving family with gifts, or grab something for yourself!
Painting a gargoyle gecko Part 1! 🦎
🎵 Am I Really Living - Monty Datta
Stop being so cute, seriously
Oh hey, I’m back. Gargoyle gecko sculpting process!
🎵 A Lofi Try - Mirolean