Mardi Gras Dragons: Nola, Mardi, & Gras

Posted on January 29, 2015 in Polymer Clay Challenge, Polymer Clay Dragons by Katie Oskin

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Polymer Clay MARDI GRAS Dragons, Handmade by KatersAcres

Mardi Gras Dragons: Nola, Mardi, & Gras

Where the Dragons Came From

One day while Parker was exploring Kater’s Acres, he found a wall of brick overgrown with moss deep within the Magical Forest. There was a bright yellow plaque behind the moss, but he couldn’t read what it said. As curious as ever, Parker took his hand and pushed back the moss to reveal a sign that read “Magical Creature Containment Zone.” Parker just knew he had to find out what laid behind that wall, waiting for him to find. As he searched and found each dragon, he gave them a quick kiss on their head, where a now permanent “Parker shaped spot” appears.

Meet the Newest Addition to the Magical Forest, the Mardi Gras Dragon Collection. Each dragon features it’s signature colors of royal purple, gold, & emerald green. From left they are Mardi, Gras, & Nola. These dragons are sure to make you smile & warm your heart too. Meet the dragons below.


 Meet Mardi

Polymer Clay MARDI GRAS Dragon, "Mardi," Handmade by KatersAcresMardi is a special dragon that only comes out around Mardi Gras. He is inspired by Chinese dragon folklore and thus speaks fluent Mandarin! His favorite thing to do is to pick on smaller dragons (Mardi is very tall at over 2″ in height) and pass around his own special “joy dust” that he claims comes from a super secret cave in Mt. Mardi Gras on the island of Celebration. He’s a silly dragon who always makes up his own stories and loves to entertain. Mardi is a jointed dragon with arms & legs that move independent of his body. This dragon is not a toy, but is a collectible work of art.

ADOPT MARDI HERE

Additional Components Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Premo! Polymer ClayBlack Glass eBeadsHot Fix Swarovski CrystalMica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paint, Waxed Cotton Cording


 Meet Gras

Polymer Clay MARDI GRAS Dragon, "Gras," Handmade by KatersAcresGras is a silly little dragon that is filled with hyperactivity and spunk. He’s always got some game to play with you. Parker met him deep within the Magical Forest’s Creature Containment Zone. As soon as Parker spotted him, Gras lifted two hands in “surrender” to Parker. As Parker neared Gras, he stuck out his tongue and began to run away. Gras is a special dragon that only comes out during Mardi Gras. This dragon is not a toy, but is a collectible work of art.

ADOPT GRAS HERE

Additional Components Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Premo! Polymer ClayBlack Glass eBeadsHot Fix Swarovski CrystalMica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paint


Meet Nola

Polymer Clay MARDI GRAS Dragon, "Nola," Handmade by KatersAcresNola is a sweet and perfect little girl. She has gorgeous horns & a super long tail that she loves to carry with her, it absolutely can not be dragging on the ground! She loves Mardi Gras and only appears during that time of the year. What’s in her hand? OH! That’s her a metallic green orb, and it’s very special to her. Nola has had this orb since she was just young, she feels it is her “lucky charm,” even though it’s just a little ball … but don’t tell her that. This dragon is not a toy, but is a collectible work of art.

ADOPT NOLA HERE

Additional Components Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Premo! Polymer ClayBlack Glass eBeadsHot Fix Swarovski CrystalMica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paint


 

Just a Little FYI on Paint

Not too long ago, I wrote a post dedicated entirely to adding paint on polymer clay. READ THE POST HERE. But I wanted to show once again the extreme different that a little bit of paint detailing can do for your figurines & characters. They were all cute before the paint, but adding those minute paint details can really make a big difference in the “cute” factor, don’t you think?

Mardi Gras Dragons Before & After Adding Paint Details by KatersAcres


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3 Comments for this entry
K9Dawn
February 7, 2015
12:23

I have been a bit confused on the copyrights of objects seen online of these projects and others. If I try to duplicate a sculpture , am I violating someone’s copyright rights? Do I need to make changes to my sculpture, so that it isnt recognizable from the original, or can it look similar? What if I post my creations online [Facebook, etc] what copyright laws would I be violating? I make these things for either my own pleasure, or for friends [either as gifts or for nominal cost, usually covering the cost of my clay].If asked, I tell people I saw the original online and then tried my own hand at the same sculpture . THanks !!!

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Katie
February 9, 2015
11:02

Thanks for visiting and for your question. Ginger from BlueBottleTree has an EXCELLENT article on copyright & copyright infringement that might help.
http://thebluebottletree.com/copyright-guidelines-polymer-clay-artists/
As a GENERAL rule of thumb you can be inspired but a piece, but you can not copy it … the same is for a tutorial. Yes, you need to make enough changes that it is different from the original in composition & structure. It might look similar, but it needs to be YOURS, with your flair & your emphasis. It is poor form to copy someone else’s work and it shows a general lack of creativity on your part. ESPECIALLY if you are selling, this is a “no” area, regardless of costs involved.

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Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion)
January 29, 2015
11:44

What cute little dragons, Katie! You are such an imaginative soul 🙂

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