Archive for December, 2009


Posted by Laurel Green on December 14th, 2009 at 4:54 am

Sculpey Objects

I got some Sculpey III 010 Translucent and some Premo! Sculpey 5323 Green, because I wanted to test out just how translucent this kind of polymer clay would be once cooked.

It ended up being not very translucent at all. Especially, because I baked it for too long and it ended up yellowing. Whoops.

I also learned, for next time I use this stuff, that I have to refrigerate the polymer clay before I use it, or it will pretty much melt in my hands as I try to work it. Which is very strange, because you bake it to make it harden.

Incidentally, I have no idea what the difference between Sculpey III and Premo! Sculpey is. They have about the same texture and they have the same bake temperature and bake length.


Posted by Laurel Green on December 8th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I’ve been messing around with fractal rendering again. Since I reinstalled everything on my computer, rendering time has been greatly lessened, so I can make more fractals in less time. This is good for whe I just want to mess around with the program to see what it can do.


This one reminds me of when I was little and I would watch thunderstorms at night. I really enjoyed the way that the clouds lit up.


The harshness of straight lines combined with the softness of curly lines creates a dichotomy of disparate… lines.


These are like fire-flowers. It would be fun to roast some marshmallows over some fire-flowers. I will use science to make this a reality.


This fractal took almost 3 hours to render. I’m not really sure why it took that long. It’s neat looking, though.


This one makes me think of one of those crazy star charts that they use on science fiction shows.


Argh! It’s pink hay! I must mainline some Loratadine!

You can find higher resolution versions of all of these in my flickr account, but not full-res yet, because I haven’t, as of yet, upgraded to Pro.

You can make your own fractals with Apophysis.