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January 15
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Grungy Old Pie Tin by Neyjour Grungy Old Pie Tin by Neyjour
This one has baked a lot of pies over the years!  :P

This is my very first try with polymer clay.  Not exactly the first thing I wanted to make, but I'm still waiting for some of my supplies to arrive (Jo-Ann's is so damn slow!) and I was itching to try something. 

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and it was a lot of fun, even for something so simple.  :)

FIMO Polymer Clay (Soft)
Reaper Master Series Paints
Diamond Flecto Varathane Varnish (Semi-Gloss)

Bottle Cap
Jewelry Pliers
Exacto Knife
Acrylic Clay Roller
Small Paintbrushes

:bulletblue: Get a bottle cap for your mold.  (I used a beer bottle cap).
:bulletblue: Using a pair of little jewelry pliers, put the nose of the pliers at the base of the cap and pull the sides down and outward at a slight angle.  Continue around the entire circumference of the cap.
:bulletblue: Repeat again, but this time only put the nose of the pliers halfway down the sides of the cap and bend the edge down to an almost 90-degree angle.
:bulletblue: Roll out a thin piece of polymer clay and wrap it around the outside of the cap.  (My bottle cap had a small plastic ring around the inside with a bumpy texture inside.  I was worried that the clay would stick to that and tear when I tried to pull it off, so that's why I wrapped it on the outside instead of pressing into the inside).
:bulletblue: Firmly press your clay to the surface of the cap and then trim away the excess clay with an Exacto knife.
:bulletblue: Place it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to firm the clay up a bit.
:bulletblue: Using the tip of the Exacto knife, gently separate the clay from the rough, textured lip of the cap.  Continue around the entire circumference.
:bulletblue: Gently pull down the edge of the clay with your finger and slowly peel it off of the cap.  (The clay will loose it's shape and flatten out a bit while you do this).
:bulletblue: Place your new tin on your work surface and use your finger to press the bottom portion flat.  Then gently push the sides back up into the correct shape.
:bulletblue: Using the edge of a teaspoon, gently press around the circumference of the bottom to create a defined line between the bottom and sides of the tin.
:bulletblue: Bake in the oven according to the instructions for your brand of clay.  (Use the tenting method to avoid scorching and darkening).
:bulletblue: Using acrylic paints, paint the entire tin in a medium shade of grey.  (Metallic silver paint would probably look better, but I didn't have any on hand.  Or you could just use a metallic silver clay to begin with and skip this step entirely).
:bulletblue: Use dark brown and dark grey (almost black) paint for the grungy, burnt texturing.  (I laid down the brown first, and then the dark grey on top of that).
:bulletblue: Let the paint dry completely and then apply a thin layer of varnish.  Once that has dried, apply one more thin layer.
:bulletblue: Done!  :D
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wow, ten times better than my first try XD this looks great, you did really well on the patina
Neyjour Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much!  :)
ShadyDarkGirl Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! It looks super realistic!
Neyjour Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  :)
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