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« on: September 10, 2006 12:44:54 AM »

A few weeks ago hubby surprised me with 2 molds for clay. One of fruits and veggies, and one of cats, dogs and fish. So, tonight I figured I would give salt dough a try and this is what I made:

Dough and molds:


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Some Painted ones:


I still have to coat them in something to seal them. And I have added eye pins to each, so they can hang for pendants or add them to earrings. And I have a buttload of doug left in the fridge!

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006 01:00:24 AM »

those are cool.  i've never thought of using salt dough in molds before (donno why).  those turned out well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006 01:05:19 AM »

Thanks! I wasn't convinced at first that the molds would work with salt dough, but it worked it perfectly. I was bored and thought that I would try it (since I have no other clay). I am loving the chili's and the fish - I still have to paint the rest (bones, paws, cats, dogs, peas, watermelons, bananas, strawberries, and citrus slices).
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 10:12:24 AM »

Fun!   

You probably have some white bread and white glue around the house so you should try bread clay too... it handles better than salt dough and gives a smoother surface and greater detail also.


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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006 10:18:05 AM »

did u just use the classic  flour salt and water?
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 12:51:41 PM »

Diane B, do you happen to know the amounts? I've heard of it, and would love to try it.

Moon - yes, I used 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 1/2 cups hot tap water. Mixed the water and salt first, then added the flour. kneaded for several minutes, then seperated into 4 balls of dough. I covered 3 balls, and worked on one.

Everything came out with great details. I didn't think they would, but I am very pleased! I already have the neighbors wanting to buy Christmas ornaments Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 01:08:51 PM »

the only problem with the salt dough (i used it in 5th grade) and im in 9th grade now and the stuff i made with it broke =/
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006 01:32:21 PM »

Ah yes, I had thinner items made (years ago), that broke. These are smaller things, and not thin at all. They are very light on the ears (for earrings), and quite cute.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2006 01:46:08 PM »

ya just hopefully nothing happens to them
im gonna have to try this out
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2006 02:47:54 PM »

aww really cute! i knew i should have bought those molds!!
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