Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I wanted to make some miniature chocolate Easter bunnies using polymer clay. First I designed the bunny shape I wanted, and I knew it should not be over an inch tall so I aimed at that. I cut out the shape thick and then rounded the edges and added details like the eye and ears. Then I made a mold of that, and used that mold to make another one more refined. The advantage of using a mold is that the textures, such as the fur, look more molded in if in a mold. So I ended up making 4 molds, each more refined, until I had what I wanted. Then I worked in the same way for the bow tie. I used Amazing Mold Putty for the molding material.
I figure I can use these for a dollhouse or for jewelry. It did take quite a long time but it was fun to do.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I've been testing a variety of techniques for faux enameling and glazing, and I created various molds for bowls to do so. This is my favorite design, and my favorite technique so far. I used eye shadow for the base of the enameling and then added, after cooking the clay bowls, a coating of Craf-T metallic rub-on paste to the top after cooking. Then I outlined the edges with Krylon's 18 K. gold pen. The base for all was Fimo gold.