Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The making of the mushrooms.
I bake each part separately, it makes life easier.
As you can see, the darker one in the back was a trial and error move. I had placed the white spots out of clay directly on top of pre-baked mushroom. It was hard and didn't look nice.
So, I paint them on instead now.
The finished product on my Samsung Omnia.... pweeetttyyy.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Yummy waffles made possible with the use of some molds that I recently bought. I used off-white/yellow clay and pressed it into the mold and then dabbed it with pastel chalk and baked. The blueberries took me a while, I made around 200 of those lil guys.
These are some of the things I use for my crafts. I range from Sculpey III, Fimo Soft, Premo and Sculpey Ultra Light. I tend to stock in darker colours so that if I need it to be lightened, I use it with the Ultra Light (UL). I use it to mix it with the rest of the coloured clay to lighten the piece from its weight and to give it a lighter colour.
I also used to use Studio by Sculpey but I no longer touch it. It was horrible! The glaze would just peel off after a couple of months. I tried using various lacquers, but it all ends up either being sticky or changes colour. I'm having a go at Varathane Diamond Floor Finish at the moment, so hope that goes well. It's been three weeks since I started using it, and I threw some pieces with a thin layer, thick layer and one with an old coat of Studio Sculpey under it into my lil brother's school bag. Whatever goes in there gets destroyed, so if Varathane comes out clean and still nice after two months, WE HAVE A WINNER!