acrylic turning experiment
Originally uploaded by Snowfern
so in my search for the elusive perfect breads texture, i came across Tomohachi's site, http://www.geocities.jp/la_cocina_alegre/ and how wonderful her works are! i've emailed her regarding how she achieved the wonderful textures, and she's replied, but since the results are not consistent, i'm not sure if i want to chance it, what with my lack of a microwave oven, and resin clay being so expensive ; ; i've already wasted so much clay, and boy i hate wastage -_-" even if it's mini wastage...
i've forgotten to ask her for permission to post her formula, so i'll update if and when i get it > <
ok! back to the experiment! i found a nifty little Japanese (their miniatures are AWESOME!) site:
i think it's a 'her', not sure though. she seems like a pretty fun-loving lady, and her tutorials are AWESOME! especially the banana, and mandarin oranges....mostly air dry clay though...:( anyway i came across some of her acrylic tube turnings, and coupled with a jar i saw on tomohachi's site, i decided to try it as i had all the tools and materials on hand! WOOT! yeaaaahhh~~
here are the tools i used. an acrylic cutter, a rotor (i got a relatively cheap one from mix 'n' match in Chinatown), some drill/sanding bits from Daiso, a mitre and saw.......it's alot of tools and i think i inhaled alot of acrylic dust > <>
i quite like how it turned out! forgot to add that i have several grades of sandpaper on hand, from 100-2000 grit. i need to get myself some acrylic polish, but i'm quite liking this 'frosted glass' effect!
the smallest one on the right will probably become a cold cream jar, have to think of how to make a nice stopper for it....
can anyone recommend a good and affordable acrylic polish?
am thinning out the jars now with the new sanding bits bf got for me, am now really really tired and shoulders are sore.....-_-"
i'm done for today.