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« on: February 11, 2010 02:09:42 AM »

I got back into polymer clay after about 15 years away from it.  This was the first recent thing I liked enough to photograph.  Made mostly to practice techniques that probably didn't exist in the mid '90s.

My sister, Craftster user Catty, and I have a tumblog which for now is just called Mini-Food if you wanna check it out.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 02:38:34 PM »

these are so little and cute! Smiley well made!



I would love to do personal swaps, PM me if your interested! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010 09:24:14 PM »

your blog is great, do you have any toots or general advice for the future mini nom baker?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010 04:14:57 AM »

They are probably some of the best ones I've seen! Very realistic colours and good pic too!
I kind of had the same problem. When I went to uni I stopped working with Polymer for about 4 years and when I got back into it I was very disappointed by the stuff I made Cry  It took me some time to get back to my pre uni standard.
Don't worry, you'll soon get the hang of it again, it's like riding a bike I guess!  Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010 06:07:43 AM »

Yummmm  Tongue

Creativity is my Inspiration.
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010 04:38:34 PM »

I enjoy food & tiny things so I adore these.  Cheesy

« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010 08:42:57 AM »

Hey! These are great! :-)

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010 02:41:47 PM »

Holy crap.... people replied.  I shoulda checked sooner.  Thanks.   Smiley

your blog is great, do you have any toots or general advice for the future mini nom baker?

Thanks.  Grin (*tooting at you just a little*)

My first advice.... Fimo.  I've never tried Premo or Studio, so maybe they'd work too, but III and Bakeshop are not great for minis.

As far as tools... you'd be surprised.  The tools made specificly for clay... well... suck.  Plus they aren't that useable for minis.  I bought a few sets of Sculpey Studio tools because they were dirt cheap.  I'm glad I didn't pay full price, because I barely use them.  Most of my tools aren't specialized at all.  I use the blade from a Victorinox Swiss Card, pins, yarn needles, my fingernails, all kinds of things.  The hardware store is filled with things that can be used in surprising ways.  I shop there almost as much as craft stores.

You should also pick a scale for your work.  1:12, 1:3, 1:4... whichever, or a variety.  It will standardize your work and your results will be more even.  If you do start working in a specific scale, you should print out rulers (About.com has some for 1:12, and I'm sure there are others out there) so you don't have to keep calculating sizes.  It's especially helpfull if you're doing 1:12, because most rulers don't show twelvths of an inch.

My major advice is buy a couple of instruction books to start out and use as reference later.  Seeing how other people (especially Angie Scarr and Sue Heaser) make stuff helps get your brain set to create your own method tweaks.

I might do a tutorial on working with liquid clays in a mini-food context.  My method seems to be different from the tutorials I've seen and it works well for me.
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