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cullen crest tutorial by agirlnamedshemus cullen crest tutorial by agirlnamedshemus
may/24/09 edit - ARTISTS NOTICE: i have had several requests for better detailed instructions and pictures with reguard to creating the frame around the crest itself. partially in response to that, and partially because i've almost got my act together, i will be shortly posting my tutorial of the cullen boys crest bracelet i created, which will have a better explination of the steps taken to create the frame (although the frame is slightly different, the steps were all still the same) and attaching it to the fimo part of the crest! i wil have that up as soon as it is done, and i'll pop the link in here so it will be easy to find. thank you for taking the time to look at these tuts again by the way! i sincerely hope they are a help! :)



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not sure if this actually counts as a tutorial or not...? *shrugs* ah well.. here goes:)

short version: my cullen crest project.

i made this one back when they first started talking about the crest, and i have to get back to it because i want to do a better job with the next one:P

i made the set of numbered pics on the left as a guide for me to hep me remember the order i did things in, and then got a suggestion from my enormously gifted roomie to put it up here to see if it could help others.

ingredients:
-black, white, and silver fimo.
-exacto knife
-something oval to cut the shapes (roomies make-up lid worked REAlly well)
-sewing pins (for details and clovers)
-silver wire (just coated, real silver not necessary)
-silver beads (plastic, a dime a billion)
-black craft paint (water based, for antiquing)
-silver chrome nail polish (adds a bit of shine)
-clear nail polish (keeps everything pretty and shiny)
-and, of course, super glue!

i'm pretty pleased with the end result, it just needs a little tweeking. (*wrinkles nose* that lion is a bit deflickted)



ok, believe it or not, that was the short version. here's the long one:P

if you use this process to make your own cullen crest and have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line and i'll be glad to help anyway i can!

ok, ingredients above.

1) model pictures that i kept in front of me the whole time!

2-3) these were to remind me how much i used of what, and mixes. like in 3, that small sliver of white i mixed with the smaller chunk of silver to lighten it a bit, and the color came out exactly what i was looking for! lucky. :)

4-5) my roommates "covergirl tru blend" lid was perfect for making the oval shape. the size was perfect, and, as it was/is airtight, the ovals pop right back out after you cut them, like cookies and a cookie cutter.

6) by cutting out thicker ovals and then smooshing them slightly, i got a few different sizes, as rosalie's version is obviously much larger then alice's, the boys, and/or esme and carlisle's rings.

NOTE: don't forget that if you cook your fimo pieces in a pan that it can never again be used for food, as fimo releases some blah blah gas that will not come out of the metal except when heated and will make your food yucky. cook it on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet, or even better, invest in one of those little cheesey pie tins. very much worth the dollar something they cost:)

7) add the banner next and bake again. it's won't hurt the first layer, honest. use the ball of the pin for the clover leaves, and the sharp end for the tails of the clover. and DON't have them going the wrong direction like mine! *lol* :)

8) next goes the lion and the hand. don't forget to use the sharp end of the pin, or the exacto knife to add any details before you bake it, because when you antique it, the black paint will settle in any and every little cut, carve, or detail you put.

yay! all your baking is done! now comes paint.

9) put a few drops of the black paint on a plat or sommat, and dip your finger in it. spread the paint all over the crest, careful to get it in all the details. smooth it carefully with your finger, and then when you are sure you've gotten everything saturated, carefully start wiping it off with a paper towel or a piece of cotton. you obviously want it in all the deep places, while the higher places stay paint free and light grey.

10) once everything is VERY dry, start working with the wire and the little beads. my favorite frame was the one that is around the crests that jasper, emmett, and edward wear. this is where the superglue comes in handy! just experiment,and make sure you like it before you glue it! antique the beads and wire just like you did the crest itself.

11) last step. CAREFULLY dab your finger on the chrome silver nail polish and then CAREFULLY dab it on the very highest places on the banner, lion, and hand. you can also dab a teensy bit on the wire and beads if you want them to shine a little more to. once again, let everything dry Thoroughly! then CAREFULLY coat everything in two very light coats of clear nail polish. front, back, cracks, crevices, everything. that will seal all the colors and antiquing in, plus, fimo is very porous and can get very dirty very easily if not sealed.

12-13) a sharper scan and softer scan, if that helps you at all.

then Duh Nuh!! Wear it!

and try not to have your wearing it tell everybody that they can grab at you, which, for some reason, cool jewelry seems to do:)

enjoy!
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:iconbellanesssiecullen:
Bellanesssiecullen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
really cool :)
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AlienGeek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Quite helpful!
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Vanessa1101 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Writer
I have earrings that I got for Christmas that have the crest on them!
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sparklevamp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GEES. That is just EPIC.
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Ariela239 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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kefiramoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Must try this out (It looks like a great present to twilight fans xD)
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Shibalove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's so cool!!!
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plathoniclove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
u're a geniuuuuuus
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Lt-Spork Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING! But I don't have the mad enough skills to make this...:heart:
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
whatever spork! it is not so hard as people think! thats why i put it into a tut.. it is way fun. seriously:D
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:iconlt-spork:
Lt-Spork Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yet I lack patience...:XD:
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:iconagirlnamedshemus:
agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
*lol* for SHAME!! :giggle:
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Lt-Spork Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:XD:
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FallenMidnightStars Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
o.o I don't know that you can make jewelry without breaking from FIMO or clay-like or some sort, lol.
thanks, I got new info.

o.o do you have a tutorial about metal jewelry instead???
Because if I go to college about jewelry...I think it'll waste a lot of time in the theory, lol.
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
keeping fimo strong in the jewelry that you make takes some expierimenting in support options, at least it has for me.. it also totally depends on what you are doing/making with it, of course:) i've really had alot of luck.
i actually started putting together a few more tuts on things like working with wire and other sorts of jewelry making, i just havn;t got them finished enough yet. i've also started expirementing with metal working, and will be starting a class in sterling silver jewelry making soon as well, which am hoping will help to just load all the suggestions and hints i can possibly find, and put them into info sheets and get them out to as many as can use them! if people can actually learn something from my mistakes, which i am happy to make, why not? :D
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FallenMidnightStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
*nod, nod* cool....

*grin* good for you.

I'm like that too, in my public speaking class. I always want to go first and get it over with, and people learn from my mistakes, lmao.
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
*grin* what is WRONG with us that we have to be the ones tromping off into the middle of the not yet known to get it over with, make the messes, and then leave behind our marks so everybody else can learn from our massive failures?! *lol* we're so weird. :D
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FallenMidnightStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
LMAO, I know. it's as if we're the lab rats, the try outs for everyone to watch the reality leaves scars on us.
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
for serious!
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FallenMidnightStars Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
LMAO, I like your icon.
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
*curtsys* thank you! i love it! *lol*:D
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ItsYouIDontLove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Dude, thats awsome! :D Got to try someday by myself
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
seriously seriously! you do! it really was and is so much fun! :D
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EdwardLover108 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Writer
The Cullen Crest Rocks!
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
*turns bright red* :D
try it for yourself!!
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:iconkerryn-butterfly:
kerryn-butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thank you so much for putting this tutorial up!

It's going to help so much for my cosplay *_*

<3
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
fantastic!! it makes me so glad to know that putting these tuts together helps even one person.. seriously! lets just everyone get together and create things shall we? :D

don't forget to get pictures and put them up when you try it for yourself!! :D
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kerryn-butterfly Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Of course! I shall put a picture up of it soon and link it to you!
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
i'm excited to see and to find out how easy or not my attempt at instructions were to follow:)
*lol* just link your pictures to the tut so we can brainwash everyone into making twilight crest jewelry MUAHAHAHAA!! oh, whoopsies.. :giggle: kidding! mostly.. :D
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kerryn-butterfly Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
*Laughs* OF COURSE.

WE WILL GET THEM ALLLLL 8D
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
MUAHAHAHAHAAAA!! :headbang:
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havockid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
o.o SUMTHING FOR ALL TWILGITH FANDOMS XD haha

ok to be honest i totally forgot abt them having a crest @_@ when was it mentioned? i think i need to reread >< i always miss out things :( imma lousy fan haha xD
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
:) TWIHARDS UNITE! *lol*
you are not a bad fan you big silly!! you're just not a "scary" nerd like some of us! :giggle:

the crest is not actually mentioned in the books. the idea was created for the movie, and for the actors to all have something that tied them together and made thier "family connection" stronger. Carlisle wears it as a ring, Esme as a dainty bracelet, Alice and Rosalie as necklaces, and Jasper, Emmett, and Edward on leather wristbands. in a mention that is Not a shameless plug, i Swear! i have actually also created the boys wristband version, which i had a blast with, and am currently putting together an add-on tut to the original to help any and all who want to make that one as well:) i'm excited! i hope people make crests left and right and send pics! :)
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havockid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
haha yea i read tat it was made for the movie sumtime later when i was looking at all the trailer,behind the scene, spoofs ( btw found some awesome spoofs kept laughing XD)

haha its kidna cool but @_@ i dun feel its quite cullen-ish, look like gryffindor @_@ HAHAH D:

lol oh well D: im still a lousy fan XD haha i shall fan blindly @_@ *yay twiliiight*
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chat-noir Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Hello :wave: I featured your tutorial in my Polymer clay article here: Polymer Clay: Last Minute Holiday Gifts

:holly:Happy Holidays:holly:
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
so it's Your fault i hopped on today to find 38 favorites on my tutorial! *lol* Thank you so much for putting my humble tutorial in your article(which is fantastic by the way! there are some GReat ones there i hadn't even managed to find yet!), i am very honored!:hug: the reason i wanted to create it in the first place was so people have the chance to make something unique for the cullen crest if they wanted, as opposed to purchasing it. i had so much fun making it, and it was actually a roommate of mine who sugggested making it into a tut and putting it on here:) i really hope people try it out! as a side note just for fun, i'm also working on an add-on tut to that one on the cullen boys wrist band version i've had luck with and once again, i want everybody to try it! *lol*

again, thank you so much! and Happy Holidays to you to!
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HumanConstellation Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shat! This is great! :D I'll definitely have to try it :D :D

Well done on yours too :)
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
*turns bright red* thanks so much:)

TOTALLY try it! let me know how it goes if you can! if you have ANY questions, you know where to find me:P and, if you have the patiance, post pics! or send me some!
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HumanConstellation Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely will :D
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3mMmMmA Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
woah! you've done an brilliant job! :D
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
*turns bright red*
thank you so much! i really appreciate it! :)
when you use it? SEND PICS!!
:D
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3mMmMmA Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
You're welcome ;P
i'll only send pics if it turns out a success, otherwise it'll be plain embarrassing..
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
*lol* whatever! all pics! i really do want to see! :)
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3mMmMmA Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
okay, okay, I'll give it a try :D
with the silver bit, does it just turn out like that when its baked? or is there something you need to do to achieve the metallic effect?
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
(SO sorry it took me so long to get back to you!!:()
it comes out very silvery when baked, because the fimo itself has a metallic effect, but once baked, it is very matte as well. i dropped a few drops of chrome nail polish into my left palm, and used my right ring finger (according to my make-up enthusiast sister, it is the most gentle of your fingers), and just GENTLY gently dabbed it lightly on all the raised "metal" parts. if you put to much on, it puts less of a difference between the darkest parts on the piece and the lightest parts, and you really need those "shadow effects" to help it make even more genuine.

does that help at all?
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3mMmMmA Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
A heap. thanks :D
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
anytime:D
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destroy-the-limits Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Wow that's amazing!
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agirlnamedshemus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
:) thank you so much! :hug:
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tk8247 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool.
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