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Key, 1912 by moodywoods Key, 1912 by moodywoods
The picture is an old family photo , They were the Key family taken in 1912.
1 in a series of lamps I have been working on. Transfer of old photos onto translucent polymer clay. Built into a light box, with sculpture on top.
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Carniwen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006   Artisan Crafter
Wow, that is so cool! Great work!
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece and wonderfully clever- much like that great corvid on top! ;)
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece and wonderfully clever- much like that great corvid on top! ;)
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
Thank you ,:kevin: :lol:
What is a corvid? :hug:
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Sigular of "corvidae" which is the family to which ravens, crows, grackles, blackbirds, cattlebirds, and the like all belong to.

:kevin: I know...isn't that funny!?
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talyra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
A key for the Keys! I love the look the crow has about him, all sort of cheeky and mischievious, yet wise at the same time...
How does the process work? I hope you don't damage the photos at all!
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Thanks, ironically my mother's maiden name was Lock and My fathers side of the family are Keys. Weird huh.
The picture is not damaged at all. First I scanned the pic then I made a copy the size that I needed. I rolled out a sheet of translucent pc then lay the picture face down before I put it in the oven for about 15 minutes. After it has cooled then you peel off the paper and the image transfers on to the clay. But..the thing is you have to use an old printer ,like the ones that use carbon.
When I explain it to my classes I tell them that it is like Silly Putty,you know when you press itonto newspaper.:lol:
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talyra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Oh dear, the best-man speech puns... >.<
I knew about the print-transfer thing, I was wondering if there was a different way of doing it with photos but apparently not. I guess that would be the easiest way of doing it anyway :slow:
Does it not work with inkjet printers then? Why ever not?
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
It will work with the ink jet printers but there is some special kind of photo paper that you have to use. Not real sure exactly what kind it is. :lol:
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talyra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Probably the shiny stuff so the ink dries on the surface and actually comes off instead of just soaking in. I should look it up. I did a water transfer tatto thingy piece once. I made it into the world's biggest pendant cos I couldn't think what else to do with it.
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
I will ask a friend which kind of paper that it takes to do the transfers on a regular printer.
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MUTTAS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oldies are really GREAT !! congr. :-)
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
:thanks: i agree.
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SilkSatin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Like this one with the crow... the messenger of souls, old family pics...full of symbolic beauty.
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
:aww; Thank you . I have really been enjoying working with these old pictures.
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
this is so cool! I love the crow on top :)
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Thank you.:hug:
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Patteee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
VERY cool! I love the Crow/Raven on top... they do steal keys and shiny objects! What a great idea. Sure would like to see it lighted.
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Thank you . I will light 'em up and take a pic just for you. :hug:
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Patteee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
I'd love it... I bet they are so cool!!!

On another note... I'm pretty sure I'm going to Maryland this September to teach a class.... and I thought since I'm out that way I could come and visit you! I don't know when that clay day thing is but still the same.... if you don't mind~
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moodywoods Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Yea!!!! I would LOVE TI! oH, that would be wonderful!!! Where in Maryland is your class going to be? Maybe I'll come to it. You just say when ,that would be so much fun!
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