Hey all, I keep dairy goats and decided to make a batch of feta cheese this weekend. The recipe I have calls for a tablespoon of yogurt, which I thought I had. I was mistaken, we are out, but we do have sour cream. Can I sub the sour cream for yogurt, or are the bacteria too different? Any general tips for cheese making are greatly appreciated!
I was planning on making base beads with my large collection of waste clay and then overlaying a heavy layer of clay over those. I'm not deeply committed to any certain size yet, but they do need to be large. I haven't decided on whether I'm doing the carving before or after I've cured the final layer, but as for cutting the patterns I will probably use my v-gouge lino carving tools. I plan on doing grids and stripes, nothing majorly intricate.
Rory's almost 2, so she's not still into the major mouthing/chewing/sucking, but I'm sure that they would go into her mouth at some point. I am planning on doing them with polymer clay, they're BIG beads, at least two inches per side and I'll probably make them two or three inches long. I was concerned about sealing them because from my understanding polymer clay contains phthalates, but I have been reading that the new batches have a much lower concentration so they're not really considered toxic anymore?
Hey all. My best friend''s middle daughter Riley is cognitively and physically delayed, and her ot/pt recommended that she get a set of learning beads for at home. They are basically BIG cube shaped beads that have patterns carved into them. The problem is that they run about $70 for a set of TWELVE. She asked if I could make some for her, and I readily agreed. Riley doesn''t put stuff in her mouth anymore, but her baby sister Rory does. Any ideas on something that''s both non-toxic AND drool proof? Thanks for reading!
Hey, thanks for reading! I have recently gotten into carving my own lino stamps and it is SO fun! I have just done some simple smaller stamps, and would like to start exploring multi-colored lino printmaking. What are those things called that have the hinges, that you put the block on to make sure that the ink broadcasts correctly without getting shifted? I asked my boyfriend to help me make one and he told me to see if I could find plans for one, but I don't know what they're called. Thanks if you can help me out! I would also deeply appreciate any other tips or advice you might have for me, I'm open to learning everything I can!
I did end up greasing it and just wiggling the hell out of it while I pulled as hard as I could, it eventually popped out. I bought a cheap gun to try it out to see if I like it, and I am happy with the results I get, but that thing is hard on the hands! I am planning on upgrading.