i used a type of paper clay and after it dried it was sort of "squishy" in a way and the eyepin couldn't stay put. Then I tried dry porcelain and it worked (was really hard) but at times it cracked. I found fuwa fuwa air dry and hearty - but im not sure which one I should use. I normally use polymer clay. Thanks so much, I feel so bad for asking so much questions. xDD
it is alright, i am happy to answer them. I started off with crayola model magic because it was available and i dont like the idea of baking something small and just for that purpose. I always am and still conscious about the durability of air dry clay, as you said that it is very flexible and soft and that is the characteristic of air dry. But when i had Hearty clay, it was better, it turned out hard, but still squishy if you really want to squeeze it. So i start to use that instead. Then i found out about cold porcelain, i love the idea that you can make it yourself and it is air dry, i dont know i have this thing about polymer clay and baking them haha. The result of the cold porcelain made me really happy because it turned out hard and it is air dry!! i think the reason your clay cracked maybe it was too dry the clay? Maybe add more oil in next time, and i dont recommend using fuwa fuwa, it will turn out soft. I recommend using Hearty
I heard hearty clay is quite good, so I might try that! Yeah next time I probably should make the cold porcelain, I bought it from micheals and it was quite on the more pricey side for a little amount. Due to the fact i used polymer clay at first, I'm quite worried that my things would crack for air dry. Having the feeling that the craft you spent hours on may crack just makes me paranoid xD
You girl, are going crazy with this! I really love your work, and let me ask you, on the 3rd picture, the green part of it, are those kiwii slices? And if they are, how do you make them...? and those cupcake bases are awesome!
thanks! yes, i am going very crazy with it eh.. it is really hard to explain, what i did was have a green clay and cut the middle circle off and filled it with white clay, and use a knife to texture about the green circle to create strips. then when its dried i draw on the seeds with a black pen
Omg so jealous of all the deco peices that you've made! Did you use resin clay like Modena for these pieces? And of course, super jealous of your perfect waffle cone texture!!! My favorite is the bow rainbow~ Open up your shop soon!!!
thank you ! Resin clay is too expensive so when i found out about cold porcelain clay i couldn't wait to try them. They are so much cheaper and you can make them yourself, they have the same property as the resin clays! I am starting to use it more now because it is much more durable than paper clay.
yea my first attempt wasn't that good, i think it depends on the type of glue you have. the second time i tried it was much smoother because i got a more 'silky' glue. the only thing i dont like it is that the colour darkens when it tries and it shrinks! T_T