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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: More mini clay sweets on: September 19, 2010 04:55:21 AM
HAhahah I didn't have my glasses on and I thought the first pic was a little yellow big eyed bird sticking its tongue out at me HAHAH! Now that I can SEE them... they're so adorable. I envy the people who can make food and it really looks like food. Smiley Hope you're feeling better and thanks for sharing your work.  Smiley

 Cheesy I can see the 'beak' where the nuts are... so you're not delusional Tongue. I am feeling better now, but my dog isn't (he's hospitalised Sad) but thank you for the nice comments!
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: More mini clay sweets on: September 12, 2010 09:22:18 PM
I hate fruit in real life but I want to eat your cute little charms!  So awesome, great job.

Hehe eating real fruit would taste better than eating these though Tongue.
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: More mini clay sweets on: September 12, 2010 04:36:06 AM
Adorable!

Thank you so much Smiley.

Im always so amazed by polymer clay foods.  They look so real!

Thank you! It's just practice, practice and more practice Smiley.

I'm always amazed at the foods, too. I cannot imagine getting that much detail into something so small. There's no way my fingers could do that! love the blueberries in the whipped cream the best, looks so real!

Thank you so much, I agree with you, my blueberries are my absolute favourite! But that's also partly because they're easier to make than the other fruits  Cheesy.

hope you are feeling way better and the market was a success.  it should have been cos you cakes are gorgeous!

Thanks so much, and I am feeling better now! Unfortunately I ended up cancelling my market spot, I couldn't get out of bed because of my stupid virus Sad. Ah well next time, and i'm confident now thanks to your kind comments!
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: More mini clay sweets on: September 09, 2010 06:43:29 AM
Hey everyone, thanks so much for the nice comments! I will go through and reply to everyone individually later, i'm just really sick right now and I feel horrible Sad. Also I might have to hold an impromptu market stall on Saturday and I don't have enough stock, so i'm freaking out right now!

I'm sorry everyone, but I just wanted to let you know that i'm grateful!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / More mini clay sweets on: September 07, 2010 04:15:28 AM
I've been busy! I'm trying to get enough stock for a local market stall and it's hard when everything you do is tiny... Sad. Anyway i've got some items here:


Banana blueberry tart. Personally I think blueberries and bananas together in real life tastes weird though.


Strawberry tarts.


Jelly (or jello in America!) necklace


Lemon jelly phone strap


Strawberry shortcakes. Made six, ruined 3 Sad. I saved these three though.


Macaron tower, these things take an hour to make each! I'm thinking of just doing these as 'on request' because they are so tedious Sad. They're very worth it though, I love these!

Sigh well, back to being busy! I've got a heap of bakery bread related items too, i'll post them up when I finish them Smiley.
6  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: where to buy faux whipped cream?? (for accessories) on: August 29, 2010 06:24:16 PM
I live in Brisbane and I make fake sweets. For my fake whipped cream I use acrylic modelling paste, it's a paste that artists use to create texture. You can get it at most arts and crafts stores. It's white, comes in a tub and is usually a good enough consistency to be piped through a bag. There's more info at my blog, it's a huge page of info.

Most people use silicon caulk for whipped cream though, but I don't know how to use that. I prefer modelling paste Smiley. Hope it helped.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of mini food jewellery + accessories on: August 08, 2010 02:41:22 AM
Ooh I'm going to read it! Thankyou so much! Then when my desk isn't covered in fimo I can have a go at making my own :-) how long did all that mini food take you? I'm finishing off some chocolates for a bracelet order I got, and they took hours with sanding and varnishing etc.

This took a good week, these items take a really long time for me... it kind of sucks Sad. I'm glad I could help you Smiley.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of mini food jewellery + accessories on: August 06, 2010 07:01:22 PM
Yes, the foot! How does one make the foot from polymer clay? Incidentally, the only macaron I've ever had is a swirled coconut shape with a flat bottom, and a cherry on top- so I don't know what the real ones are supposed to taste like but they look gorgeous!

Ohhh sorry yes, I get it haha. I'm so sorry, but yes in a real macaron this part isn't liquid at all so I was a little confused with the 'oozing'. I'm so sorry, and thank you so much for taking the trouble to get a photo Smiley. And thanks Avian Flight for explaining Smiley, you're right about the chocolate bow hehe Smiley.

The basic way to make macarons is to use the blunt side of a round cookie cutter or a measuring scoop to 'cut' out rounds of clay. Using a blunt cutter means that you'll leave a bit of an 'overhang' of clay, it won't cut cleanly. Then get a toothbrush and ruffle the overhang while pressing into the round of clay. Yeah it's hard to explain, I don't know if i'm allowed to shamelessly tell you my blog in my links has a tute with pictures... if not i'll delete it.
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of mini food jewellery + accessories on: August 03, 2010 03:44:27 AM
Hi guys, thanks for the tips. I use fimosoft but I don't sand afterwards which probably makes prints worse. I've yet to try freezing or baking in stages which I gather can help.

By 'oozing' I mean the part of the top bun on the blue Danish which 'runs over'- say the Danish bun is a semi-sphere; there's a continuation of the textured bun before the sauce. Sorry if I'm not very clear, I'm on my phone but can circle what I mean in the photo later.

I'm so, so sorry! I still don't understand, if you can circle it please do  Embarrassed. I'm very slow Tongue.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of mini food jewellery + accessories on: August 02, 2010 06:01:29 AM
Absolutely perfect! Can I ask how you get the 'oozing' textured part on the danish? And the croissant? I find that my fingerprints flatten any textures I make.

Thank you! I'm not sure what you mean by the 'oozing', if you mean the sauce it's done by liquid polymer clay. Just colour the liquid clay with pastel shavings and 'draw' on like real sauce. If you don't colour the liquid clay it'll just turn out clear like in the apple danish.

As for fingerprints, it's truly the bane of any polymer clay artisan's existence! There is absolutely no easy way around it, just try to be super gentle. It's also the clay that you use. Sculpey III and the new Fimo Soft is really bad with fingerprints because they're so soft! If you have access to Sculpey Premo use that, it's not as soft so it doesn't 'fingerprint' as bad, but retains good detail. Yeah I know, this is a very crappy answer to your question but i'm so sorry, I really do struggle with prints as well.

If you have any more questions ask away, I hope I answered your questions properly Smiley.
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