What live's in the Elemental Forrest???

This Blog will infom you about the seven clans that live within the Elemental Forrest. There are many other critters that also live with the Dragons called Elemental Buddies. I have many up for adoption at:



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I am going to try and become a good little blogger and will start to list what new dragons and critters I have and some about how I made them......I hope you enjoy and I love feedback (the good and the ugly only!! OK the bad too)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alcohol Ink Guy......

I hope you all had a drier Memorial Day than Colorado did........all rain!
I am sorry it has been some time since my last post, no excuse, just being lazy :)
But I have been playing with Alcohol Inks in the last couple of days (the last Polymer Cafe has help with getting this going again). This is my first attempt.....I like him (I do my own faces, without moulds).
I tried to control the ink and where the colors go. This was mistake number one when working with the alcohol inks, they go where they want to go :) But I did find out that they are somewhat forgiving in that using a watercolor fill able pen and (I filled it with alcohol) and a fine mist sprayer with alcohol is also very handy, you can control it somewhat and you can remove most of it with alcohol and paper towel if you need to. The ink will work into the crevasses and stain some there, but for the most part you can remove it from your baked clay. In Polymer Cafe they liked using it on warm from the oven clay, I don't have the time (kids kinda ruin that part) so he was colored on cooled clay. It was stated that the colors come out totally different on warm clay???
I have also antiqued this little guy with a brown color. I am not sure what I am going to do with him, pin or magnet?? I have not sealed him yet, but thinking that alcohol will totally wash the color off, I will assume that a good sealant is needed.
I am very HAPPY with what I created and I think the possibilities are just opening up........
(if you didn't know, they are 24 NEW colors of alcohol inks :)
Maybe a Rainbow Drip Dragon...........
THANKS and until next time!

To keep me on my toes in my blog I would like to add:
If you catch me not blogging for 1 week (with out some notice and or a very good reason) I will offer the first one to tell me and free dragon of your choice or the PDF's to make a dragon of your own!! :)

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The Seven Clans

Forrest Clan
They are known to be laid back but territorial of their Forrest. They have developed a game like tag, which they enjoy playing alot. When not playing they will sit in the trees and just watch everything else that is going on around them.

Water Clan
They are known to be playful and very intelligent although they like to pull pranks on the other clans. The Water Clan loves to play with all of the other clans although the Fire Clan does not like them much. Ironically most of the Water Clan can't swim very well.

Earth Clan
They are known to be a wise, kind and caring clan. Earth Dragons will do anything to help any other creature. They are one of the oldest clans and have the name "The Healers".

Fire Clan
They are known as the "Bad Boys" of the clans. Fire Clan likes to push the limits and does not like to take advice from any other dragons. They are known trouble makers.

Sky Clan
They are known to have a in-charge personality and have been labeled as snobbish. They like to float around with an "I don't care" attitude. They do seem to be a kind clan when needed, although they tend to only hang out with other Sky Clan.

Celestial Clan
They are a very majestic clan and they are the oldest clan known. They are said to have mystical powers. The Celestial Clan are mentors to all other clans but they have trouble with the Fire Clan.

Gems Clan
Not much is known about them for they are a mysterious and shy clan. They will hide from any who come near, although they seem to be very friendly. There is a myth that anyone that comes upon one will be granted the "Luck of the Dragon"

Elemental Buddies

Elemental Buddies are little creatures that live within the Forrest with the Dragons. Sometimes they are what we would consider as normal animals (such as turtle, lizards, birds, etc.) and sometimes they are exotic and unusual creatures. They all have their own story and they are all still Elemental!!

**What ELSE lives in the forrest???

**PEBBLEONIANs...They are the "listeners" of the Elemental Forrest. Only the best of the best little pebbles are choosen to grow into a Pebbleonian. They live along the mountain range on the edge of the Forrest, and it is said that when any Elemental Forrest critters needs a friend just to listen to them, they would travel to the Pebbleonians. They are old (in human terms) and very wise, but they don't have much to say, they just listen.

**CHERPELLs...A small bird like critter with a very long feather tail (at least it is long for their body size). They have a small golden pad like foot that they can hop with.

**TROLLGONs...Trollish dragonish like critters that enjoy just curling around a tree (although they do OK in the cages also) and just watching what you are doing.

**SNETTLEs...Very small snail like creatures, who make very good pets (for children and adults - great at work). They are easy to care for a little food, water and love and they are good to go. They very much just want a home.

**BOOBALINGs...Small crab like critters that enjoy crawling around, they do need to be caged or you may never see them again. Very curious little ones.

**TRUPHELLs....These exotic little creatures boing about the forrest floor following their snout in search of delicious morsels. They don't seem to be the smartest or most graceful of critters, but they are very amusing to sit around and watch.

**TWEERBs....These happy little turtle like creatures are slow moving, kinda clumsy critters. Who like to hang out in groups for they are very social.Tweerbs make great friends with any other Elemental Buddies.

**MUD HEADs... is the original dwellers of the forrest. They were stumbled upon not to long ago, so not much is known about the tribe. Information will be giving as it is discovered.