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Reintroducing straw to my experiments - finalising my material

As I have already stated elsewhere in this blog, a raw material which has really inspired me and made me want to research and use it more widely is straw. 213 more words

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Investigating essences and scents

One of the things that I soon realised when I did my first experimentation with straw mixed with other materials was that certain mixtures could certainly give off quite pungent aromas, which would be unpleasant if it were to be used for any other purposes. 146 more words

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Modelling my styles

To help with the modelling aspect of the new material I have been creating, I also purchased a polystyrene head, which I have been able to use to model my various materials on. 129 more words

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Building my face of the future

I have come some way from my original plan of creating a ‘clone’ of myself, and, following guidance and advice, have concentrated instead on attempting to create a new material which could have uses throughout the art and design world, including for fashion, design and artistic development. 169 more words

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Some more experimenting - using sugar and honey

So, after the first batch of experimentation post-presentation, I decided to see if I could firm up the material I was creating by the use of sugar and sugar-based recipe items. 258 more words

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Learning from mistakes - my pots of failure!

If anything can be learnt from mistakes (and the great Thomas Edison believed there could, who stated (in his pursuit of inventing the electric light bulb): “I have not failed. 224 more words

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Beginning my experimentation in earnest

Following my presentation to the class at the end of March, I have set about in earnest experimenting with the creation of a new material for use as a fashion aid and to make moulds such as masks. 241 more words

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