Yay! I like channeling my stress into clay-success!
Okay, you’re going to think I am an idiot with a ton of Google worthy questions but how do you make these? Like do they come in colors and you can model them into figurines? Is it expensive? Do you have to bake it like pottery? Could you do a mini tutorial? *begs* I just became a Girl Scout Troop Leader and this looks like something fun to do with the troop!
Tiff Reply:April 22nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Haha no worries, I can totally do a mini tutorial if you’d like! There are also a ton of them if you go on YouTube and look for “polymer clay tutorial”.
These type of clay do come in all sorts of color, BUT you can also get only WHITE clay and use acrylic paint to color them. For me, I use mostly colored clay, and then paint for small details (ie: blood, faces, etc). Everyone has their own way of doing it.
It’s only expensive when you have to buy everything (tools, clay, oven, etc) all at once, but after that, all you have to worry about is buying clay if run out of them. Clay comes in different brands therefore different brands have different prices. For beginners, I would get something that’s made for kids, such as: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LB644O/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 (I’ve been using that for my recent creations).
You can find everything at craft stores like JoAnn and Michaels, but I would advise finding coupons for these guys or else it’ll be easy to be spend over $100 for polymer clay stuff.
Yes, you have to bake it like pottery. But you have to buy a separate oven for that. A portable bread oven or craft oven would be best.
I hope that answers all your questions, and if you have more, feel free to ask away. Oh, and that’s really awesome to hear that you’re a Girl Scout Troop Leader. Congrats and have fun with that!
these are looking amazing!!! I kind of want to eat them.. because the colours remind me of candy :3
how big are they? I wouldn’t mind a big one for a paper weight!!
dropping by again.. haha I really wish i could do something like this.. I also watched some youtube tutorials.. i still cant perfect the cupcake thingy with eyes and stuff.. lolz im so pathetic.. i guess all i can do is a dinosaur..
Tiff Reply:April 26th, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Haha not true, you just need to practice. I was really bad on my first time!
The little octopus is so cute
That is so cute, omg! I wish I could make something like that, but I have no creativity and I suck. xD
Tiff Reply:April 26th, 2012 at 9:08 pm
You do NOT suck. These things are really easy to make. You just gotta practice!
I had an image of making it into some sort of baby twirly thing (those things that you place over the crib that turn – no idea what they’re called) with the octopus in the middle and each limb spinning around it.
Yeah, it’s a pretty weird idea, but it would look so cool, especially with all those colors!
Tiff Reply:April 26th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
THAT is a great idea! Your imagination rocks.
That is so cute and epic at the same time.
This might actually be your calling, a sign from the heavens saying stress is good or something like that.
your models are amazing! the food is so good… makes me want to eat them!
can you make large scale models?
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