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Here's instructions I found on making an small octo charm (note the number of arms):

Octopus_Charm_Tutorial_by_Oborochann.jpg
 
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I think I would make it with 8 arms, and make them longer and in more natural octo positions. It's cute, but I would like it a lot better if it wasn't so cartoony. Make the eyes more realistic, give it a funnel, etc....
 

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baldtankman;128507 said:
Where do you buy it Jean?

I get mine from a local shop called art zone, but I would imagine most art shops or hobby shops (and I think warehouse stationary) would carry it. Also spotlight (if you have one in Wellington) carries sculpy.

Check out
http://www.dukit.co.nz/ for a list of suppliers

Cheers

Jean
 

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sorseress;128509 said:
I think I would make it with 8 arms, and make them longer and in more natural octo positions. It's cute, but I would like it a lot better if it wasn't so cartoony. Make the eyes more realistic, give it a funnel, etc....

The only problems with the longer arms is that sculpy is a bit brittle when fired.

J
 

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Jean,
Have you ever tried putting it in water after it is fired? I want to make (since I can't find) an octo for a water fountain (I have a base) but don't want to mess with ceramics so this seems to be a good media if it will not dissolve.
 
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I'm wondering how different they would look if you used the colored sculpey and if it would make it harder to paint on the details. I have a box of sculpey here so I may have found my way out of working on school work for the day :wink:
 

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