Friday, 11 May 2012

Puddi Puddi Puddi

So it's been quite a few months since my last post, and I seriously apologize for that. I had a lot of real-life stuff come up and I haven't really felt like doing any miniature work in awhile.

Yesterday I was contacted by one of the boys from the local BJD group, who wanted to commission a pair of YO-SD sized puddings. So I cleared off my desk and got to work!

I think they turned out pretty good. Plus, posting it on the BJD's facebook group got someone else interested in getting one. So I might be making more of these in the future.

I'm not sure when my next blog post will be, but check back soon!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Updates Will Resume

Got my final class tonight, so expect updates to resume next week. ^__^

Sorry for the delay!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Well at long last I finally have myself a shiny, new clay roller! I haven't used it yet, since I only just got it today. I meant to, but... well... I couldn't figure out what to make so I spent most of the night looking up tutorials and other inspiration.

I also picked up some air-dry clay. Unfortunately I didn't research air-dry clay at all beforehand, and didn't realize that not all air-dry clays are created equal. It was something of an impulse buy, anyway, since I know Snowfern works with air-dry clay. I'm betting she uses resin clay, though. Instead of paperclay, like I bought.

Anyway. I followed another simple tutorial to make some cute puddings using Delight air-dry clay.

The results were... mixed. I didn't let the clay dry completely before I put the pudding-sauce on top, nor did I wait until it was completely dry to gloss it. But I learned that the clay takes acrylic paint really well, both mixed into it and painted on. One of the puddings turned out better than the other...


Monday, 30 January 2012

Rock Candy

Wee! Between job hunting, work and all the other stuff I've been up to lately I obviously haven't had the time to post, or do anything related to clay! BUT tonight I had the time!

I found another tutorial, once again on DeviantArt, to do rock candy! It's been awhile since I had any myself, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I was aiming for SD-sized, since I've got a set of Delf hands on loan. Not entirely sure I succeeded, but at least it's reasonably close to the size.


My intention was to do two, pink for MSD and purple for SD.

Up in the top right corner are the color tests I did. I added a bit more translucent, but the color turned out pretty close.


Not gonna lie, this step was a pain in the ass. These purple hadn't been cooked yet, but the pink was all ready!


Close up!


But I burned the purple. Which is a first for me. It wasn't that I left it too long, it's that I popped it into the toaster oven before the clay had reached temperature. Le-sigh!

The pink turned out pretty good, though. This is the finished rock candy with a Minifee hand.

And with a Delf hand.


I also discovered that the uncooked polymer clay I had in a Jelly Belly package has melted tiny holes in the plastic. Much to my amusement.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Poptarts - The Not-So-Triumphant Return

I was gonna do a blog about how I finally did more poptarts and am actually HAPPY with the result, so I made molds of them and they worked...

Except the molds didn't work!

I'm not sure if I pushed them in too far or what but the molds aren't turning out like I expected. :(

Anyone happen to have an idea what I might've overlooked?