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A Ponyful Weekend! [Mar. 26th, 2006|08:52 pm]
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[music |dashboard confessional - vindicated]

Finished two projects: Sparkling Lemonade and Memento .

Below is a March commissioned project:

Birds of a Feather is almost complete. She just needs a Macaw Feather to denote her magnet hoof. This will be on the non-display side. ^_^

The other projects (April commissions) are also progressing nicely. ^_^

Banana Rama poses in front of my knitting project. ^_^ Her eyes were difficult to paint, but I'm happy with how they turned out. The banana symbol will need a few more layers of paint. I'm going to paint a faint tan colored shadow around it, to increase visibility. Her hair is going to be yellow and emerald green kanekalon in stripes.
That's Quinny on the right side. I just prepped her eyes for a partial re-paint. The pupils are going to get little snowflakes. ^_^

[not pictured]Still waiting on parts for Flanker, the Big Brother Pony.
Other things in the works: Midsummer 2006 Contest, pony clippings tutorial (how to recycle mane hair).

I'll be really busy with work this upcoming week, not to mention my new belly dancing class! ^_^ I also have plans the following weekend, so no pony updates then. Awwww...

[User Picture]From: drazzi
2006-03-27 01:03 pm (UTC)
Sparkling Lemonade is just beautiful! I love her, she just makes me smile by looking at her.

And Memento is just amazing. All that detailing and work - I'm just speechless at how much effort went into her and how good she looks.

I love the ringlets on both of them too. Do you just use curlers for that effect? - Also your ponies' manes are so thick, do you use thick plugs with them? - apologies for all the questions.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. ^_^
I don't mind the questions...I like using foam curlers (it's the safest way to go). With the Kanekalon, it has to be carefully straightened with a curling iron first. There is a fine line between getting the hair straight and melting it. I usually try to get the manes about the same thickness as a regular Hasbro pony's. These manes ended up a little thicker than usual. If it's too thick, the mane won't sit flat.
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