Friday, July 1, 2011

Prop Spellbook

"Ta-moe" is a huge fan of the Arthurian mythos, and created this reproduction of Merlin's spellbook using polymer clay embossments on a leather bound book. The results are surprisingly good for such a relatively simple approach. Some heavy weathering would really bring it to life.


Phil said...

Metalwork on a budget, love it.

With a proper finish I don't see why clay couldn't pass for primitive iron or copper castings. My only worry is how prone the stuff is to breakage.

Propnomicon said...

@ Phil

One of the reasons this particular work caught my eye is because I initially thought the embossments were metal. Most times I've seen polymer clay used like this the detail is soft or mushy. This piece manages to avoid that while mimicking the look of hand-shaped metal.

I agree that breakage might be a concern, but FIMO seems to be less brittle than Sculpey.

Phil said...

Yeah, I think if I did something like this I'd at least use a wire core. Or even go with epoxy putty.

Mr Black said...

That is epicly cool.