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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2006 12:47:06 PM »

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Sue was the only one I'd seen do it ... so I assumed it was her technique only.
 

Oh, no problem... I certainly understand your reticence.  Sometimes it can be really hard to tell too ...there's a lot of Great Minds Think Alike, as well as things that have been in the polymer world so long they're not considered proprietary any more.

Do you have photos of your other foods?? And also, did you slice your lemons before or after baking??




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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2006 01:02:05 PM »

Diane, I do most of my polymer clay cutting after it's cured.  The fruits are no exception. 

Here are some more examples of food minis I've done.  Unfortunately I can't seem to locate pics of my apples or kiwi, which is a real shame because they're pretty neat, even down to the 'fuzz' on the outside.






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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2006 01:14:20 PM »

those look so.. so...so real! Especiallly the way the light shines thru.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2006 01:46:12 PM »

Mmmm...that makes me hungry....those are delightful....
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2006 07:05:27 PM »

I love your salad!

*I never thought I'd ever say that to anyone.
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2006 09:09:39 AM »

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kiwi, which is a real shame because they're pretty neat, even down to the 'fuzz' on the outside.

Oh, cool.  Did you texture for the fuzz or actually add something fuzzy?

I also love your salad  Grin... did you use FimoClassic and just tear the textured pieces, or leach softer clay to tear it, or what?

Oh, and what's the white stuff on the close-ups of the lemons? ... they just artifacts of the photography?... or did you intentionally coast them with something?  Can't quite tell.

Love those chopsticks, they're just perfect.  Are you going to start making and selling again?? (you should!).



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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2006 10:51:32 AM »

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kiwi, which is a real shame because they're pretty neat, even down to the 'fuzz' on the outside.

Oh, cool.  Did you texture for the fuzz or actually add something fuzzy?

Actually, I have an old blush compact that has the exact right color and amount of shimmer.  I dust the kiwi before I bake.  Some of it inevitably comes off but enough of it fuses to the clay to maintain the illusion.

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I also love your salad  Grin... did you use FimoClassic and just tear the textured pieces, or leach softer clay to tear it, or what?

Actually, that was done with straight up Sculpey II.  Before I discovered the wonders of Premo that's what I used.  I've never been able to stand working with Fimo brand clays much.  They're too hard.  For the chopped lettuce I just tore off tiny bits of a couple colors of green I'd mixed with my finger tips.  If you look closely you'll see some of them are are rolled up a little.  They stuck to my fingers :p

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Oh, and what's the white stuff on the close-ups of the lemons? ... they just artifacts of the photography?... or did you intentionally coast them with something?  Can't quite tell.

Love those chopsticks, they're just perfect.  Are you going to start making and selling again?? (you should!).

The white stuff is what would be called the pith of a regular orange.  It's just a neat illusion from slicing just right.  You end up slicing the whitish clay that seperates the segments in half so you end up with a sort of frosty-ish transluscent white coating like you'd get if you sliced an orange the same way.

And thanks, the chopsticks, while I've made several pair from clay (and prefer them if I'm working to scale), the ones pictured are actually made from a toothpick cut in half and painted, etc.

Selling?  The wheretos and whyfors of my stopping selling is a long and arduous story.  I'm still recoving, suffice to say.  But maybe one day I'll sell some stuff again.  Thanks for the compliment Smiley  It means a lot coming from you.  I learned a ton from your site and got some great inspiration from some of the tips and tutorials you have there and I really appreciate your willingness to make it freely available to all.


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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2006 10:17:15 PM »

Not only are these awesometasticly cute but I LOVE the title  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2006 09:29:38 AM »

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done with straight up Sculpey II.  Before I discovered the wonders of Premo that's what I used.  I've never been able to stand working with Fimo brand clays much.  They're too hard.


Actually, the new version of FimoSoft (with 8 divisions on one side) is almost like taffy!... it's been the version used in Europe and UK for a year or more now, but has recently replaced the old version over here too.   We're not totally sure if it's as weak after baking (in thin or projecting areas) as Sculpey III though... may be testing it today. 

The reason I said FimoClassic though is because it "tears" really well (leaving a "torn edge" and it looked like you'd torn your lettuce leaves... the other clays (except probably Kato) need to be leached first to remove some of the excess plasticizer they have or they won't tear as easily... they just stretch and pull apart, though maybe that works well for "lettuce".

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Selling?  The wheretos and whyfors of my stopping selling is a long and arduous story.  I'm still recoving, suffice to say.  But maybe one day I'll sell some stuff again. 


 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked ... sounds like there's quite a story behind that!  I never wanted to sell myself (for various reasons, probably including some that happened to you I'd predict happening to me too), so I'm not pushing anyone else to.  But, there is a big online market for dollhouse items wanted by miniaturists, so if you wanted to I just thought you could definitely make a go of it.

Ironically, I may have to start selling myself in the next few years (some clay, some other things... probably lessons, etc.) because the DH got caught in the tech bust and steady employment hasn't been a given for the last couple of years.  Oh well.

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Thanks for the compliment   It means a lot coming from you.  I learned a ton from your site and got some great inspiration from some of the tips and tutorials you have there and I really appreciate your willingness to make it freely available to all.

Hey, my reward is having people really get what they need from it, so thank you  Grin



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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2006 10:19:38 PM »

That lemon is so reaslistic!  I was feeling inspired by this and tried to make my own spiffy little lemon using a tutorial.  It did not work out quite so well.  Lol   Grin
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