Sunday, 30 October 2011

Delayed Post is!

Bit of a delay on this post, I know. X_x I've had a bit of a stressful week and have had to figure a few things out before I could make an adult-ish decision.

I will most likely be relocating in the next couple weeks, moving from my small town to the big city. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have on my clay work, but there are craft stores galore down there and I'll be able to get the supplies I need without a 3-4 week shipping wait!

In the meantime, I should have a few stress-free days amidst the packing to do some clay work. If you have any easy-ish ideas of what I can try to make, please let me know!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

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Tired of waiting, I just phoned the online store I put my clay order in at.

They haven't shipped it yet.

Apparently they were waiting on the... 10 2oz blocks of Translucent I ordered (I guess I know why they didn't have single ones available).


Anyone have any ideas for what to do with 20oz of translucent Fimo?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie

My order still hasn't arrived, much to my frustration. Neither, incidentally, have I received the plates I ordered from Etsy on the same day. Did CanadaPost go on strike again and no one told me? Le-sigh.

Knowing my luck, it'll all come in tomorrow.

I was searching Deviant Art for tutorials, and came across this Mini-Cookies tutorial by MarieMonAmour so I decided to give it a shot.

This was my... second attempt? I think so. I was having an issue getting the bobby pin to form edges I liked so I kept scrapping them. When I got down to the last of the trio I decided to try texturing it just for the heck of it.


I really liked what I had! But it really didn't look all that cookie-like to me. Bread, maybe? I couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I scrapped it and moved on. I had found another tutorial, this time one for clay Hershey Kisses. So using a bit of Caramel Fimo mixed with Chocolate - straight chocolate seemed too dark - I made myself some itty bitty kisses.

Bleh. The lighting isn't very good, but I felt bad using Levels on it in Photoshop.

Then I got an idea for making cookies using my tiny chips. I'd given up on the scalloped edges, and just textured the heck out of the 'cookie'. Then I applied a little pastel.


Which is when I learned it's a better idea to MIX the pastel on the wax paper and THEN apply it. -___-;; The bottom two are the results of that mistake, the top right is me learning, and the top left is un-pasteled. I've learned to keep one as a template. I baked the chips first, and then used a tiny tiny bit of Sculpey Bake & Bond on the chocolate to bond it to the unbaked cookie, pushing down lightly.


The end result! I'm nitpicky, so the cookies are a little thick and if the 'chocolates' had been baked, they should be a little meltier... I might put a little bit of gloss on the chocolate. Assuming my Pukifee, Laura, doesn't eat them first!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

All Work And No Play

I'm finally over my cold, but I haven't had a chance to work with my clay.

And I'm /still/ waiting for that order. :\

BUT I'm reasonably caught up on my other projects so I should be able to get some time in the next few days!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Not feeling well today and despite knocking back a couple DayQuil, I'm not sure I'll be able to do any clay-play today. :( That rhymed. I had planned to make more poptarts tonight, and make an attempt on chocolate ones. If anyone has any suggestions on what else I should try and make, feel free to comment!

I think I'm going to try and make Tuesday-Wednesday regular update days.

I also haven't heard whether or not the order for supplies/clay I put in last week has shipped. But hopefully I'll get a reply tomorrow. Chances are I'll be waiting 1-2 weeks for it once it DOES ship, since I had to order from the States.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Polymer Poptart (Round Two)

I decided to take another stab at making the poptarts. I had a LOT of interest from people, which surprised the hell out of me. I still don't think I'm good enough to sell them yet, but if people are that into it... maybe?

It took me about a half hour to mix the colors. I used quite a bit of white and I kept having to add a little more caramel, and I still don't think I got it dark enough. Lesson for next time, I suppose! I also forgot to brush pastel on them before baking. -___- But, using the first one as a rough template, I made 4. One I left un-iced, but I might ice it later.

This time I tried texturizing the bitemarks, which turned out really well. I also improved the color of the poptart 'filling'. Now it's less blood-like and more jam-like? I guess. ^___^

I think it took me... two hours to make these, start to finish? It should be easier once my silicone molding compound arrives. Once I get a prototype that I'm happy with, I can cut most of the work out of the process. And make more, faster. I also want to try making chocolate ones...

Here's a comparison of one of the new poptarts with the first one (new on the left, old on the right).