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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 3, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Greenleafman for your own little garden.
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Here is what we are going to make. So Get you a drink, And roll up your sleeves,
We are going to make a greenleaf man.
First we got to condition the clay. I used three different colors. sometimes the clays works up and it is sort dry.
Besides rollin' up those sleeves , put you a little lotion on your hands. I use it and it sure helps to condition the clay and helps keeps your hands soft too.
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I have round and also an oval cutter. I used both for this little fella. You will need to stamp out two, one for the back
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The oval is actually the back, but you can stamp out and use about half of a 1 inch circle to make a little snake or roll, Be sure to taper both endcause this is Leafy's forhead.
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We will use two little balls or stamp out two small circles for his cheeks. Be sure to leave space for his eyes. Take your finger and smooth down the edges Be sure to make his eyesockets sunk so you can see where to put his eyes. We will fill it later before we add the eyes.
Next is his chin. Another ball or take a round cutter and form a small roll and taper each end.
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He's starting to look sort of human, even if he is green.
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Here we go, Lips for leafy. You have already shaped his mouth and we want to make his lip. roll out a very small roll for his lips. I usually start with the bottom lip, lay the clay on the edge of his mouth, If I have too much I cut it off with my craftknife. We do the top the same way.
Then we do the eyes.
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I use a very thin wire and a #4 bead Or whatever looks right.
Then build up the eyes to put the eye beads in aver cutting them off the wire.
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After putting in the eyes, need to make him some eyelids , another little rool, then shape it with tapered ends and smooth it in. DON"I want A Flat face.
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Right about here I made his nose and shaped and smoothed it out. Want it to look right. I used another roll and shaped the end with my finger, if you want you can use a toothpick and make his nostrils.
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I have several thing I use to make leaves. A small oval is what I used on this one.
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Here are first round of leaves stamped out. We make the leaves. Very simple.
Make a score(line) down thecenter gently or you'll cut the leaf in half. I forgot to tell you I make them about a quarter or eight of an inch thick.
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Then make angles on each side like a leaf.
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I start on the top and go around
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[And around. These leaves are placed under the face and gently press down.
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See, he is shaping up!!! Start pressing the leaves on his face. Don't cover his eyes. I sort of put them on at an angle.
Put one in the center above his nose. Notice his nostril?? Took that tookpick and (this sounds horrid!!!) stuck it in and GENTLY flared it out. Now he can breathe....
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Whew!!! Getting him done now!!! This is first time i used a blush and dog gone if I didn't hit his nose but I rubbed it off a little and he is looking better.
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I Put my name and date on his back. You can also make a loop to hang him in your house or heck, this feller is so handsome you can wear it on your neck as a pendent.
O,K into the oven with leafy and a few of his friends.
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Bake at 275 degrees for 30 min. Suppost to do 15 min for each Qaurter inch. We want this feller done right.
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After the pan cools, you can coat him with something like Sculpty satin glaze. I'll get you pictures if you wish to show you what I use. I use the same pan to bake at all times, do not use your utensils for baking in after you have used them for clay. Keep all the clay stuff together with your clay. It's a safety thing...
Hope you enjoyed this. If you have any questions I'll try to answer if I don't know I'll find you a link that will.
Thank you all. Thank you Vicki.....
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 3, 2011 3:25 PM CST

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Charleen - it's just BEAUTIFUL!

You are so talented! Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 3, 2011 3:36 PM CST

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Hurray! I agree This is darling, Charleen! Thanks for a new tutorial!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 3, 2011 3:49 PM CST
Vicki wanted me too. I did it over on DG, felt so guilty. So I knew I need to do one for you all. I didn't feel right posting one over there..... ain't I awful????? Group hug Group hug Group hug Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Glad you like it.
I think he has the curtest little face.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 3, 2011 4:42 PM CST

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Charleen - in a million years - you wouldn't be awful Lovey dubby
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Nov 3, 2011 5:13 PM CST
****** sigh ****** Dang, now I need to add yet ANOTHER project to my list!!! Lucky I am retired otherwise I'd have to quit work in order to get all these projects done!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Love it, Charleen. Smiling
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Nov 3, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Thank you Girl. Lovey dubby Group hug
I love you all.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 3, 2011 6:53 PM CST
Just perfect tutorial!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Nov 3, 2011 6:57 PM CST
Thank you Dear.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Nov 3, 2011 7:00 PM CST

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Charleen is the lean Green Man Making machine. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 3, 2011 7:17 PM CST
I wish I was lean. I've been called "mean" tho Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Nov 4, 2011 12:31 AM CST

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Big Grin
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JuneBug
Nov 4, 2011 1:27 AM CST
Really good tutorial! I am still resisting getting in to this... I don't have a clue what to look for or how to ask about it in the Korean stores Shrug!
Are you going to do a mini-green man, too?
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Nov 4, 2011 5:47 AM CST
That little fella is a mini. Not even 3'' so he could hang on a mini wall.
Google on the internet, i put in "polymer clay" you could add "Korea"
I'm sure there are folks over there that love it as much as I do.
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Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Nov 4, 2011 12:36 PM CST
He is so cute, but then all of Charleen's projects are great. Lovey dubby
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 4, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Thank you dear.
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tabby
Nov 4, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Now that the weather has turned cold, I've pulled out the tub o' polymer clay. If we follow this tutorial and make a green man, should we post our results here?

Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 4, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Lovey dubby Oh, Yes, Please do. I would love to see it, If I can help just let me know....I'd be happy to. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 5, 2011 1:32 PM CST
Awesome Charleen. Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Nov 5, 2011 2:17 PM CST
Thank you, Lynn.

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