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Schattenjager Talisman - handsculpted Amulet

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Published: December 28, 2014
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The "Schattenjäger Talisman" or Schattenjager Talisman from the game series "Gabriel Knight".

I say that quiet often lately, but this was really a huge challenge for me!:la: At first I thought I never could do it...
The amulet is really huge - 4,2inches in diameter! Its completely handsculpted by me from golden polymerclay and three beautifull glass gems. After baking I painted it with Citadel-Colors. First in golden-bronce and then with a dark patina for a most realistic ancient look.

I used this great 3D-model as reference

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Dec 28, 2014, 1:43:14 PM
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Mafer's avatar
MaferProfessional Digital Artist
Oh wow, looking great! *steals* :3
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Insane-Puppy2Hobbyist General Artist
I just tried looking around for a replica necklace I'm amazed they never made one.  At least you did and it looks awesome!!!!!!
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chaos-angel5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I went looking for one of these and didn't really expect to find one. But yours is so well made and looks so great. It's hard to find nice stuff made for these games.

would you ever consider making another one? And if so how much would it cost?
oldbushie's avatar
Wow!! As someone who worked on the game's remake, I heartily approve!
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Awwww wow thank you so much!!!:happycry: Thats a huge compliment!:heart:
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Luna-cuteXD Artisan Crafter
wow diese Arbeit is ja der Hammer! Also mit deinen Amulett Arbeiten übertriffst du dich mit jedem neuen. Einfach toll diese ganzen Details. 
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
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ebenbrooksHobbyist Photographer
OMG, this is amazing! I loved that series. I wish that they'd been able to keep going. GK4 was going to deal with Scottish Ghosts. :(
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tishaia Artisan Crafter
OMG! So many amazing things in your gallery lately! I'm jealous! I have to find more time (or any D:) for clay myself.
If you don't mind sharing some of your secrets, any advice on how to make the protruding parts less prone to damage? For example the part when the chain is attached.
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Nawwwwww thank you so much!:happycry: But you´ve no need to be jealous - I feel exactly the same about your works!:la:
Especially how you manage it to work with so delicately thin rolls of clay for your ornments and patterns - I done such work on a few pieces and it drove me INSANE!:nuu:
Of course! Its quiet simple: Just bake the clay shorter than proclaimed on the package. I use to kiln my works for 15-20minutes at only 100-110°Celsius, instead of 130°Celsius. This way the clay stays a hint flexible and will bend instead of breaking apart. I discovered that silver/metallic pigmented clays are better for unbreakable pieces, while red and green (FIMO in this case) get briddle really really fast and should be baked 15min at longest if you want flexible parts. It needs a bit experimenting, but its really easy:meow:
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tishaia Artisan Crafter
Ahhh damn! With more complicated pieces I usually have to bake them twice, so I guess I have to stick with sticking (;P) the wires inside the clay ^^. But maybe I can use it on the details that I put there last? And make them more protruding without the fear they break. Ha! I have to experiment how it would look with my varnish, hope it's flexible enough and won't crumble. Hmmmm... 
Thank you so much for the advice! :D
/hugs hugs
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
I thought so! I sat long days in front of your gallery and only come up that you bake some pieces twice for the one or other effect=D

As you said its great for the last fragile pieces you add to your pendants! Also I saw that FIMO gets hard enough to proceed working on the piece after 5min baketime . if you´re doing multiple layers this is quiet awesome! Only metal coloured clays seem to get dark very very fast...

No problem at all!:hug: I feel kind of honored a great artist like you asked for advice from me:heart:
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tishaia Artisan Crafter
Ahhh, if you have any question about how I made particular piece, just ask! And don't underestimate yourself, you are damn amazing! :D
Thank you so much! :D
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HoshiBlue21Student General Artist
Wow! Is really amazing!
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!:tighthug:
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HoshiBlue21Student General Artist
You are welcome!
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grey56Hobbyist Writer
This is all hand sculpted? You have seriously out-done yourself ma'am - just wow.
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is, took me over four days=D Thank you so much, I´m still amazed I accomplished this project:tighthug:
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grey56Hobbyist Writer
Well it is truly a testament to your craft - intricate detail executed so well over the entire piece. You can tell that over 90% of it was something that couldn't be reproduced with a stamp/imprint - that it was hand done around every line. That's truly impressive - gorgeous piece!
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Wow, how beautiful. Amazing detail.
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GanjamiraProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very very much!:hug:
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SagittarianismHobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! You top yourself every time I see a new work from you! Your talent is insanely amazing! Wish I had your patience for clay sculpting. :)

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Hot DANG. Insane detail, insane beauty. You might've thought you couldn't do it, but I'm so glad you did! This is why I watch your page.
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