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31  Betty in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ozgirl42 on: October 15, 2009 02:49:23 AM
A friend of mine is a Boopaphile, and collects all things Betty Boop. She challenged me to make Betty. So this is a first attempt. I am pleased with her head and face, but not that happy about the body. But not to worry. Now I have the hang of it, I'm going to try her again. Luv the Betty she's so cutsie. LOL
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32  Squirt Birthday Cake in Dessert by ozgirl42 on: October 13, 2009 07:09:48 AM
Ever since my friend's daughter saw "Finding Nemo" she has wanted a cake in the shape of Squirt. She turned 21 this year and this was her cake. It's a moist chocolate mud cake; covered with ganache and a layer of fondant. He's approximately 1 foot or so long. She didn't want to cut him up, but her brother came along and stabbed him, apparently so that was that. Brother's hey?

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33  Yet more cold porcelain bunnies in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ozgirl42 on: October 13, 2009 06:43:58 AM
Ok, so I like rabbits. I can't help myself. They lend themselves so easily to modelling. I made these ones whilst thinking about cake toppers for a christening cake. I make so many nice things from icing but you have to keep them in a sealed box away from humidity. With something like this, it can sit in a keepsake box or a display unit, and not need any fuss.
With the baby theme in mind, I wanted to go for a stitched look. So after rabbiting Cheesy around in my cake tools, I used the quilting wheel to make the stitching.
I coloured the paste with acrylics before I started modelling. I think it gives a better finish than painting it. I also made a blue one. I did his eyes differently. I used a seed bead as well as some small ovals of white "clay". He reminds me of a muppet, I can just hear him talking in a voice similar to Fozzy or Kermit hmmm.... maybe I should take a break for a while if the rabbits are talking to me???LOL; I prefer just the straight seed beads in this case.
What do you think?

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34  A little birdie told me.... in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ozgirl42 on: October 09, 2009 04:12:46 AM
What do you do with all those little bits of clay or cold porcelain? Make little birdies.
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35  White Rabbits can't Jump in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ozgirl42 on: October 09, 2009 04:10:40 AM
My mum asked me to make a white rabbit for a friend of hers who collects clocks. Of course it had to be THE white rabbit. He's made from cold porcelain coloured with acrylic paints and sealed with acrylic sealer.
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36  Cold Porcelain critters in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ozgirl42 on: October 04, 2009 03:46:01 PM
I have been cake decorating for years now and have seen references to cold porcelain. Suddenly, a couple of months ago, I decided to have a play. I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile the medium is, and best of all it is cheap to make. I can reproduce any fondant model easily and the flowers are just amazing! I can now make cake toppers that people can keep without the need to store specially. With modelling paste (sugar based medium) it has to be stored with a desicant or it will deteriorate and in some instances melt as the sugar dissolves!
I have a great array of cold porcelain mags (from South America) as well as Sculpey and Fimo books for inspiration and tips on modelling.
I have become so inspired by it all that I just had to make some little critters which were sold at our local school fete.

Since then people have been asking me to make some critters for a specific purpose, or an in joke. Luvin' the cold porcelain!
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37  Handbag Cake in Dessert by ozgirl42 on: October 04, 2009 03:14:51 PM
This cake is made from dark chocolate mud cake, covered with dark chocolate ganache and then with vanilla flavoured fondant. Details are done with modelling paste. My friend add a pair of sunglasses and a bling bling key ring on the night of the party. She told me that several times she had to stop people from "picking up the bag" to have a closer look at it!LOL

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