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Sailor Moon R Brooch Tutorial

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I'm in the process of making a Sailor Moon classic brooch tutorial and I'd like to make the rest of them too...but I think I'm going to have to experiment with resin for some of them because clay just wouldn't have the same effect ._.

If anyone wants to leave comments on something that worked better for them, I'd love to put them in the description (giving you full credit of course) so that others can learn from your tips!

:iconblackcat1234: has suggested that if you use thicker paint, you can add water at a ratio of 1:1 to get rid of brushstrokes!

Other Tutorials:
Classic Brooch - Season 1: [link]
Star Crystal Brooch - Season 2: You are viewing it!
Cosmic Heart Brooch - Season 3: [link]
Crisis Moon Brooch - Season 4: [link]
Eternal Moon Brooch - Season 5:
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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Londonexpofan's avatar
LondonexpofanHobbyist General Artist
I am so going to make this someday
Melyssah6's avatar
I hope it goes well and you have fun!
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LondonexpofanHobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
winxwarrior's avatar
If you were to use this for a costume, how would you attach the broach to the costume? I've made mine, but I'm not sure what now.
Melyssah6's avatar
Well what I would do is purchase those brooch pins you can buy at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael's and attach via epoxy :) 'course, if you ever planned to make any other brooches, smushing it into the clay before baking may be easier than attaching it later.
I had meant to put something like that in my tutorials, but I consistently forget to buy the pins, sorry about that!
winxwarrior's avatar
Thanks so much for replying! This helps alot :D
WingZeroGirl20's avatar
I made that brooch in art class, but mine turned out kinda crappy looking. Well, I did enjoy making it. :)
Melyssah6's avatar
I'm sure it was fabulous ;) but I'm glad you had fun either way!
WingZeroGirl20's avatar
It almost broken.
magic-in-flames's avatar
Fantastic tutorial and lovely brooch! You're so talented with clay :3

I've just started making the original manga brooch in clay and I've gone over all three of your wonderful tutorials for tips :3 I'm following diffierent steps from each of them to make mine so thank you <3

Could I ask where it is that you got your metallic pigments, though? Having trouble finding some |D
Melyssah6's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you found them helpful :D

I got the metallic pigments from Hobby Lobby, but they should have them at Michael's or probably any variety of craft stores. Check the clay aisle and the scrapbooking section...that's where I always manage to find some :) Otherwise there are always online sites too!
magic-in-flames's avatar
They are lovely :3

Ah, thank you! I managed to find some in my local craft store =3 Just got to finish off the sculpting of the darn thing, now XD
magic-in-flames's avatar
Thank you =3
I finally got pictures of my finished one uploaded =D
Not as nice as yours are, though ^^;
[link]
Melyssah6's avatar
Nonsense! You did just fine ;) I hope you had fun with it!
magic-in-flames's avatar
Ehehe, thank you! ^//^ It was a lot of fun :3 I hope I can have a go at the others sometime, but I need the money for the corresponding costumes first XD
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SugarElfDreamsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eeeeeee <3 made my day
Melyssah6's avatar
Glad it made someone's day at least ;)
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SugarElfDreamsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It really did ^____^
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CatiaLunaProfessional Artist
OMG I want it ;^;
Melyssah6's avatar
You can /make/ it ;)
blackcat1234's avatar
if you thin your paint with water, the ratio depending on the brand -curses folkart for not being normal paint- then you wont have those brush strokes, idk how you feel about them but i hate when i make some pretty and the paint IMO fucks its up >.<
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I thought about doing that actually (after I made this brooch, since it was the first one I painted) but I remember a few times when I mixed my acrylics with water and it ended up being kind of crackly. So I guess it probably works with some paint, but apparently not all! Another problem I would have with that is that since I use black clay, the paint would be transparent and I need it to be opaque. So I should keep white clay in mind next time I need to stock up ;) But thanks for the tip!
blackcat1234's avatar
it doesn't become transparent when you add water, it pretty much stays the same. if you add 1:1 ratio of paint to water then you should be fine.
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