Today's small Halfland act was to 'speriment with several different materials to simulate hand-blown glass bottles to scale. I started out rolling wafer thin sheets of translucent/transparent Polymer clay and wrapping it around various colored beads. Then I found that I had a bottle of liquid Sculpy on hand, a versatile little product, that I bought to use for image transfer onto jewelry. I dipped beads into that taffy-like goo too. When I feel brave, and well-ventilated, I will pop these samples into my home toaster oven to cure and render clear. (Safety Boy?)
Then it occurred to me, "Hey, what about that there non-tox, CLEAR-when-dry window paint I bought to use on the cottage windows?" I dunked a few beads in that and am letting them dry. Then I sez, "Hey!, what about this here TOTALLY CLEAR all the time Tombo paper glue type glue?" It immediately looked most like glass of all but the viscosity was too fluid and it kept dripping right off. It'll take a few dippings through tonight and tomorrow to build it up sufficiently into bottle shapes.
So, photos and results forthcoming. Hopeful, custom glass, fingers crossed.
For the last eight or nine years for my mother's birthday, I've made a little theme birdie out of wool for her. I"ve named the series, "Crewel Birds" (Get it? crewel (made of wool)?). This year's bird, "Birdadette", clutches a little cross made of twigs and has her head covered in blue cloth (to connote my mother's recent conversion into Evangelical Christianity.) I bid her the best of luck on her new path.