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    Mermaid Clara's Art Studio!

    Hey merfriends!
    I have a lot of art stuff that I make, mostly mer stuff but I also a lot of random arts and crafts. I thought I would share my work here for all of you to see! Btw I'm moving over my actual tail making here.
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    Mermaid Clara's Art Studio!

    To start off this thread here is my order of doll hair I received from an Etsy seller called "The Doll Planet"

    I started a bit of rerooting for this lovely doll:

    She looks a bit creepy without a body, lipstick, teeth or hair, but I'm slowly working on rerooting her and later I'll repaint her lips and teeth.


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    So I'm moving my tail making here. Both sequin and silicone.
    But for my neoprene sequin tail, I got out the simplicity sewing machine and put in the size 18 needle tested it with some regular thread and low and behold, it worked. Tested it with a double piece of neoprene it worked as well! So now I'm working on taking all the pieces and seam ripping then I'm going to sew the pieces on the machine. Probably not necessary to take apart everything I hand sewn together and resew it, but whatever. I'll post pictures of the tail body all resewn when I get it done!


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    Back to work rerooting this beautiful doll! Still deciding on what color to paint her lips.



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    Silicone tail update!
    I mixed up some of the remaining dragon skin 10 sampler with some pigment called ivory lace which is a almost perfect match to my skin tone and added some jacquard pearl ex pigment called macro pearl and poured the silicone into the super tiny scale mold. I forgot to take pictures but I'll take them tomorrow morning if I have time before work.


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    Pictures of the tiny scales






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    Update: going to hopefully order my silicone soon, probably when I get paid next or if I can get a small loan from mom and dad.


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    Using my new sewing machine today to sew my neoprene tail! So happy because it sews through a double layer of neoprene like butter!!!!
    Here is the back side with the zipper sewn in:



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    Mermaid Clara's Art Studio!

    Spent most of the day trying to figure out how to sculpt a body for a ball jointed doll. Ended up just taking apart a Barbie that I liked and put a thin layer of clay on top of that.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to make the arms, legs and head. I've ordered mold making silicone to mold the pieces which eventually be casted in resin or polymer clay.



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    I made my second clay scale sheet! I really like the look of the teeny, tiny scales, so I'm going to make like 50+ molds of the little scales. I'm probably going to be spending all my free time making the scales. It took me about 2 hours to make this sheet. I'm so stupid because I make things worse and extremely difficult for myself, this tail is going to take forever and I'm probably going to go insane making this tail.



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    New project in the works! What can this be? Large shells for large breasted mermaids! Hopefully I can get this to work so I can start making tops and sell the shells in pairs for the diy mermaids



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    These all look so cool!
    "The Mer in me, it's easy to see. Long golden tresses, a heart set free in the Sea."

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    so I got a huge paycheck from work today! which means I can get more resin to make my scale molds, I need to make about 46 more molds and then I'll be set for scale molds. After that I still need to make all my extra fins and the fluke sculpt and make those molds. I'm offically out of my funk and I'm extremely determined to make a huge dent in my to-do list for this tail!
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    So... I've decided to put the silicone tail on hold for now and just work on my sequin tail since I have all my supplies and materials already. My goals are to finish the sequin tail and top before August but I have to work around my summer class and my part time job. I'm also planing on making a lace front wig to go with my first mermaid character! Pictures to come!



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    My mama helping me sew my tail!




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    Ordered my Mahina Merfin today! It will be here on Monday! Then I get to sew the fluke together and attach to the body and finally get to the long and tedious process of sewing on the sequins!



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    Very cool! Your sequin tail is going to be pink and white, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydra1337 View Post
    Very cool! Your sequin tail is going to be pink and white, right?
    Yes! I forgot to move my plans for the sequin tail over from my old sequin tail thread.


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    I forgot to show my plans for my sequin tail, so here is the pattern inspiration for the sequins and the sequins I ordered:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Clara View Post
    I forgot to show my plans for my sequin tail, so here is the pattern inspiration for the sequins and the sequins I ordered:




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    That'll be pretty.

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