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There's nothing to gain by refusing to tell others what materials create your artwork. Every artist has their own unique style that none can truly replicate, anyway, whether they want to or not. I don't like to label people as competition; instead, I want to be open about what I know and grow alongside my fellow artisan crafters in our creative endeavors. We should all be in this artistic community together!

With that in mind, here are links to all of my favorite materials ^^ I'll try to do tutorials when I can, too. Happy crafting!

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:bulletblue: MEDIUM: Fimo Clay, Soft (found at almost any craft store/online). Also, occasionally Fimo Effects is used for any glittery/transparent colors

:bulletblue: LIQUID CLAY: Translucent Liquid Sculpey is great to use for attaching thin limbs/parts (such as tails, other hair, anything dangly, etc.) put some on the end of the limb/part before attaching it and it'll be like cement once it's baked. Good for keeping them from breaking off your charm! can be found at crafts stores/online also. On another note, use Liquid Fimo if you're making jelly or other colored liquid for fake food (it's more transparent)

:bulletblue: TOOLS: (for refining those tiny sculpting details) I have lots of them :B They all came in a package. THIS www.amazon.com/SE-Pottery-Tool… was a pretty sweet deal.

:bulletblue: THE MAGICAL EYE-PAINTING BRUSH: www.amazon.com/Micron-Brush--X… (this is the one I use for all anime-ish eyes and little details) You'll see a cheaper one at Hobby Lobby, but I've found that this particular model has a better and more consistent quality.

:bulletblue: PAINT: Acrylic (again, found at most craft stores. or Wal-Mart lol) Be sure to thin it with water before painting details and rinse the brush often for smooth texture.

:bulletblue: GLOSS: My painted details on figurines are protected beneath the practically indestructible, waterproof Ice Resin. Can usually be found as two tubes with a connected double-dispenser at your local craft store. (Hobby Lobby for me :D)

:bulletblue: METAL LOOPS AND GADGETS: Screw eyes and tiny split rings (around 4mm diameter) can be found at craft stores, as well as jewelry wire. I order mine in stainless steel from ebay for a better deal, though :B Ya might want to use a small pair of pliers to get the tiny split rings on; they're so small it's almost impossible by hand. You can choose to twist the jewelry wire into a loop and stick it into the clay (the key rings need something to hook onto!), but I prefer to stick in screw eyes.

:bulletblue: CHARM STRAPS: search "cell phone lariat" on eBay. You'll have many options :D These are sold at craft stores too, though imo in much less quantity and quality ^^"

:bulletblue: MINIATURE BOTTLES: Those tiny glass bottles are also all on eBay. Search "miniature glass bottles"...simple enough haha. Their corks don't usually come with a loop to attach a keychain to, though, so you'll probably have to order screw eyes along with them.

:bulletblue: SNOWGLOBES/SNOWDOMES: snowdomes.com/ They've got everything you need! These are pretty much the best quality ones that won't make you broke (trust me I've looked everywhere :crazy:) Proper glue to go along with these is a must, too www.amazon.com/TESTORS-PRODUCT…

:bulletblue: SHADOW BOXES: I've yet to see finer craftsmanship of shadowboxes! www.etsy.com/shop/Intirado They come in all shapes and sizes here and are acrylic with stainless steel frames, so they're quite keychain-suitable :D

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"Remember: artists have no jealously guarded professional secrets. How often have I heard students say, 'If I could just watch that man work, I'm sure I could get ahead!' Getting ahead does not happen that way. The only mystery, if such it may be called, is the personal interpretation of the individual artist. He himself probably does not know his own 'secret.' Fundamentals you must master, but you can never do so by watching another man paint. You have to reason them out for yourself."

- Andrew Loomis

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Finally Returning to Artsy-Life!

Sat May 27, 2017, 11:20 PM


It's been... 4 years since my last journal entry. (The one ranting about gloss on figurines and the enlightening Ice Resin xD) Where does that time go? 

It's also been 4 years since I've had an actual summer break without classes!!! On the outside, I've become a nerdy nursing student, but on the inside I'm still an even nerdier clay-prodder who wants to hang out on dA :nerd: 

I think it's finally safe to say I can actively be crafting and updating my gallery again. *Dusts off Etsy page* If anyone's down for a commission or trade request with me, sure why not? :B My fingers are just itching to craft something, anything. I've been deprived for too long! 

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The Late One
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I love making a variety of crafts, though clay miniatures seem to be the focus right now. I do plan on keeping in touch with my long-time origami and crocheting obsessions, though ^^

My idols of fiction are Vivi from Final Fantasy IX, Zero from the Megaman X series, and Avatar Aang.
And the Dai Li from Avatar: The Last Airbender are cool. VERY cool. :giggle:

Expect all kinds of random work from me. I dabble in any type of art I find interesting, and I'm a part of manyyyy many fandoms x)
On that note, I do write for fun too :B www.fanfiction.net/~minnichi Whether it's good or not is a different story!
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Flowery-Cemetery Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
SURPRISE !! <3
Yuhan Plush by flowery-tan
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
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KindredWoD Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!!!
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flickahorses Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Artist
happy bday
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:icontwilightismagic:
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
:iconrarityjoyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget to respect yourself! You're the best at being you, so stay true to what you really are!
:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Weeee! Today's the day, everypony!
:icontwilightderpplz::iconsaysplz:Pinkie, do we have to teleport in like that every time?
:iconpinkiecuteplz::iconsaysplz:Of course, silly! Else it wouldn't be a proper birthday greeting!
:iconisaypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Ahem...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:Happy birthday!
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:And it wouldn't be a proper birthday if Ah didn't bring y'all an apple pie, baked by yours truly!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:Let us all give you our best wishes on this occasion and wish you a wonderful year!
:iconflutter-shyplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you will not run into any trouble this year and that everything will be as good as it can possibly be.
:icondashissuperhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget that you're awesome! And that we're all your friends! Keep on rockin'!
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:Always keep the magic of friendship within you. May it bring you as much joy as it brings us!
:iconadorablespikeplz::iconsaysplz:And don't ever feel like you're useless or unworthy! Only you have what it takes to live your life, so don't let anyone or anything else get you down!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And of course, don't forget to have fun while at it! And speaking of fun...
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:It's time to party!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas, Minn!
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Simply-a-Shadow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
happy birthday~
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Agent-Alaska Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
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