Friday, December 30, 2011

It's tip time!

Hey everybody! Hope you had great holidays, and have a Happy New Year too! 2012, everybody! The year we're all supposed to die! I can't help feeling that something REALLY good is gonna happen on December 21, 2012. We'll see.

So, as for what's going on, I'll tell you. A lot. Thanks to everyone who's bought from the gallery, it really means a lot. I was surprised when one of my better fall scenes sold around Christmastime. But I'm just glad it sold. Monday's the changeover date, though, so I have to get busy making stuff for the new year. I also placed an order for some real deal micro marbles, the first thing I've ordered with my own money (Christmas money) online, and I'm excited. I'll make some stuff with them and show you.

I also somehow got a PayPal (without being 18+! It's a miracle!) so we're that much closer to selling stuff online. Nationwide, for now. In fact, as soon as I feel like spending more money, I might just go out and buy some packaging. The thing is, I really don't have any idea how to go about it. So the first person to buy will be my guinea pig and shouldn't expect everything to go smoothly. I'm not sure whether the stuff I make will last in the mail because of the details, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I'm still in my cake obsession phase, and with my most recent and best cake have come some new tips. Firstly, how many of you have grown tired of spending a long time mixing TLS with clay to make frosting/icing/whatever? I discovered a secret. It's not really a secret, it's just an alternate way. Instead, mix acrylic paint with TLS and voila. Much faster method. It doesn't burn in the toaster oven, even if you cook it at insane temperatures like I do. The only downside is, you can't store it because the paint in it will dry. But it saved me loads of time and problems (take a look at my earlier blog post about the Icing Endeavor).

Secondly, the rose method, which is illustrated in one of my character blog posts on the sequel website (, link here: So please check them out. I didn't come up with them, but I like sharing.

Posted above is a picture of my latest cake, which was a gift for my mom #2. The chocolate cake demonstrates these methods. Also, you notice the border on the bottom? That was all done by hand. I placed alternating colors of dark sparkly brown and gold (Premo I think) teardrop shapes on the base of the cake. Wasn't too hard.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Disney Princess Collection Series 1

It's finally here! I've been working on these for quite a while, and here they are. I didn't want to release them until I had finished the first five, and with the next five will come series 2. From left to right: human Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, and Snow White. I made them in this order: Belle, Aurora, human Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella.


Belle: my first and favorite. She's so skinny. I love her hair, it really makes her. The reason she's so fantastic is because I had a figurine to look at. It's one of those things you find on the top of a Play-Doh container. It's a stamp.

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty): she turned out okay. Her hair doesn't look natural from the front, but it's beautifully curled in the back. I'll have individual shots soon. Her necklace is too thick, but it was an afterthought. Her dress isn't correctly shaped, and the sleeves go too high, but whatever. She's fine.

human Ariel: she didn't turn out quite how I wanted. First of all, to put it bluntly, she's too fat. I had to get the dress right, but I sacrificed her figure. I might redo her, or make a different human Ariel. But her bow looks nice from behind.

Cinderella: she's great, like Belle. Nice and skinny, and it's a miracle I pulled off her necklace. Tiny red lips, perfect. I also got the wrinkles in her dress, I don't know how I did it! I even managed to pull off her gloved fingers, even if her arms are a little long. The ONLY THING I may have a little bit of a quarrel with is how her hair looks from the back, but that's not too much of an issue, is it?

Snow White: fat fat fat face. Too puffy. It ruined her! Her hair might've saved it, but her dress is awful. I couldn't get the wrinkles and it just looks ratty. I'll definitely be redoing her, or maybe not. She's not a favorite.

See more pics on Flickr, and stay tuned for the next series. But don't hold your breath. For all of you Googling 'polymer clay Disney Princess', I'm hoping you found what you're looking for! Feel free to request who I should make next. Since it's 2012, maybe I'll get another series out by the end of the year. Thanks for reading!
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