The hearts are about the size of a quarter. After trying to make a uniform sized heart free hand I finally gave up and made a press mold from one of the ones that I liked. So the guts of the hearts are actually bits of left over clay, and I ended up using cheapo self adhesive magnets because I'm scared the super strong ones will scar my fridge. The rectangle is a 2.5 x 2 inch hinged tin box, and the round one is a flat 2 inch (1 ounce) tin.
I need to bombard everyone with questions now.
Should I really put a clear coat on everything? I like the matte finish that sanding and buffing left, but I don't want to leave the surfaces completely unprotected. Is there a brand of clear coat that leaves a similar matte finish?
I've been cutting the canes and putting the slices onto a rolled out piece of clay, then rolling everything smooth under some wax paper. Is there a better way (with less distortion) to make a clay sheet? (I'm sure there is, but what is it?)
Is there a really good online supplier (for clay and tools) that I should know about?
Is there a best brand for covering tins and jars? I am using sculpey 3 and fimo soft (because that's what I have on hand) it seems to hold really well to whatever is under it, I figured I'd ask though in case there's something better.