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1  More mini clay sweets in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon 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.
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2  Re: Tasty dessert gift, donuts, and some watermelon! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: April 29, 2010 06:28:06 AM
Your donuts and cake are really nice! If you're talking about making the spongy cake texture, unfortunately the only way is to get a needle and poke tiny little holes in the cake. It's very tiring and tedious! A cheater's way would be to get a toothbrush and press it against the clay, but I don't think it looks realistic enough. It looks more like cookie texture than spongey cake texture.

See this: .
See how there are little holes in the cake? I got tired here doing all the slices, but more holes = more realistic.
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3  Lots of mini food jewellery + accessories in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: April 27, 2010 12:26:30 AM
Hey everyone, I haven't been here for a while! I just finished the med school admissions exam a month ago and i've been slowly getting my life back on track after non-stop study Smiley.

Anyway I have new items to show everyone Cheesy!

Mmmmm apple danish... I wish I had one right now.

Gourmet pegs for tasty laundering Smiley.

Cream puff earrings for dates to nibble on your ears hehe.

Anyway that's it for now, I hope you guys like them Smiley.
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4  A polymer clay patisserie (quite img heavy) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: December 28, 2009 10:24:54 PM
Some more foods I made on Christmas. I tried to practice making cakes because I find them difficult and I think i've got it alright now Smiley. The only issue is sometimes I cut the slices too thin for them to look cute.

Totally wonky cutting - how do you get two different batches of completely different sized cube cakes?!

Sorry about the wonky lighting on this one.

This is a technical impossibility at a real bakery! It's supposed to be fruits on a sponge cake and i'm not sure how the sponge cake came to have the 'piped' border around the fruits. I'm pretty sure you can't do that!

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5  Mini tutorial: how to get a toasty baked look on clay sweets in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: December 13, 2009 05:28:54 AM
Recently a few people have asked me how to get the brown baked look on clay foods. I've decided to upload a tutorial here because when I googled the topic I didn't find that many easily available tutorials. Anyway i'm sorry if i'm putting up something everyone already knows, but since people have asked i'll assume it's still a super classified secret.

There are a few ways to get the baked brown look but I think the easiest and least messy way is by use of soft pastels.

1. This is a 'raw' waffle, waiting to be toasted/ironed into golden brown perfection.

2. Get a piece of brown pastel and rub it on a piece of paper until you get some powder off it. Pick up some pigment with a little paintbrush.

3. (Sorry for the blurry picture - can't take pictures with one hand!) Lightly brush your brown pastel on your waffle. I suggest you start off with a little pigment and build up if you don't think it's brown enough. Also raised parts will pick up more pigment and look darker - keep that in mind.

4. And that's all there is to it! You probably don't want a chunk of pastel in your waffle like mine does though.
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6  Polymer clay foods spawned from boredom in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: December 05, 2009 07:51:52 AM
Just some foods that I made when I was bored. I'm trying to use up all my Sculpey III so that I can buy new Fimo clay... Sculpey III is way too soft for this type of work!

I only found out I forgot to salt two of my pretzels after I baked them... i'm really blind!

This cake was a bit of a fail actually... I wanted the red jam to look more realistic and liquid-y but it just didn't work. I actually just can't do cakes in general, there's something about layers that screws me up.

Some Japanese Wagashi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagashi) which I was hoping would turn out more translucent.

These were made out of air dry clay - it's impossible trying to get the smeared, rough texture of ice cream on Sculpey III.

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7  Nigiri sushi tutorial in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ochamelon on: December 02, 2009 12:22:01 AM
I made this because I promised someone on the board that I would, but I know that sushi polymer clay tutorials are already abundant in number on the internet so mine is pretty redundant lol. Still I felt like I should do what I said i'd do so here it is:

Nigiri Sushi tutorial:

1. You'll need red, orange and white clay, plus a sharp blade for clean cutting and a sharp ended tool like a toothpick. Optional tools include liquid sculpey and translucent clay.

2. Grab your white clay and shape it into a rectangle. To do this, roll the clay into a sphere and press down at the top to create an oval. Then push the four sides in to make the sides. This will be the rice that goes under the tuna in nigiri. If you mix half the white with half translucent clay it might look more realistic because rice is not opaque white.

3. Mix the orange and red clays roughly in the ratios shown. For one chunk of clay, mix half red and half orange, and then mix 3/4 orange with 1/4 red.

4. This is what you should get.

5. (There's a picture missing from this step, i'm so sorry!). Divide the mixed clays into six parts (three for each colour). Flatten the clumps into disks and stack them alternating like shown in the picture. To create a more realistic effect have some disks that are fat in the middle and some very thin disks, otherwise you will end up with uniformly striped tuna.

6. (Sorry about the blurriness of this picture!) Take your tissue blade and slide off the sides of your tuna so that you have a nice stripey rectangular block of tuna. It should end up looking like the second picture.

7. Tip your tuna over and flatten either with your hand or your rolling pin. Also try to shape the ends of the tuna to be slightly rounded at the corners. I suggest you do this step carefully because you can't unflatten the tuna in case it is too flat for your liking.

8. If you have liquid sculpey, apply some to the underside of your tuna and press onto your rice. If not, I suggest you bake the rice and tuna separately and glue them together once they are baked so that they don't separate. You can be finished here or...

9. ... if you want your rice more realistic, take a pointed tool and poke randomly at the white part all around.

10. Voila. Tuna nigiri sushi.

I tried to make a tutorial of a sushi cane (like the normal roll up sushi) but it was a total fail lol. I tried three times and i'm just not a cane person. There's a tutorial here (not mine!) http://chat-noir.deviantart.com/art/Sushi-Cane-Tutorial-58865159
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8  Gothic Lolita Dress: Straps or no straps? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ochamelon on: January 14, 2006 04:35:29 PM
Hello, I recently made a goth lolita dress but I haven't sewed the straps on yet because I don't know whether I should or not. Your call:

I have no idea what happened to the ruffles at the back...
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