Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Although, yesterday I was able to use up some more of that Frankenstein cane. I made 2 Square settings....still need to work on getting those squares to lift up on the edges.....but they're cute! Even made some more bowls! Otis has the right idea........I'm off to join him!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today, I decided to try my hand at a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich, out of polymer-clay of course. First I did my homework. You Tube has some good tutorial videos on how to make bread out of polymer clay. Then I visited http://www.norajean.com/ and read some of her tutorials. I didn't like how my peanut butter was looking, I just couldn't seem to get the color right...so then I goggled it and found this page: http://tutorials.theclaystore.com/miniature-food/making-peanut-and-jelly-sandwiches-out-of-polymer-clay/ I finally figured got the color right and made this:
Then I needed some bread for a PB&J sandwich. I got a little carried away with the chalk, and chalked the slices of bread, too....it would of worked~ if I had wanted toast, lol! Using some scraps, I made the cutting boards in the next few pictures as well. The jelly worked out pretty well.......I made a sandwich, and a piece of toast with jam.Then I made a piece of peanut butter toast....and took a mini bite out of it! I had a lot of peanut butter left over, so I cooked it on a piece of wax paper, and ended up with what will become peanut brittle. My son said it looks like baby poo, I have to say, I thought the same thing when I was making it, brought back lots of terrific memories, NOT! HahahahaNot to bad for my first time......one day I'll be able to recreate one of those beautiful mini food scenes that the professions make!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here's another one of those "Happy Little Accidents"........again, don't ask how I did it, I have no clue...looks like it might of been the end of a cane that got turned into a bead, then flattened out. I sanded it down, and shinned it up.....one day I want to get it wrapped in silver so I can wear it on a necklace. Reminds me of a flower......And here's a leaf cane that turned out pretty good. I cooked a piece of it, so I could go back one day and figure out how I did it! Even added a hole in there......I think it wants to be a dangly earring??I hope you have enjoy this eye-candy......I'm heading back to bed! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I used just one block to make all these pumpkins! Now, I gotta figure out what to do with them! LOL!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I need to make the regular ones a little darker, they need to be more golden, in this picture...they almost blind ya! But, I'm really excited with how the chocolate donuts turned out! They have chocolate icing with sprinkles!! Now, how much fun is that??
The icing is liquid polymer clay, mixed with Sculpy III. I've tried to use acrylic paint before to color the liquid clay, and although it does work, I find it looks so much better to mix the liquid clay with the regular polymer clay!! Just look at how rich that chocolate icing is! (I did add a little bit of black clay to the icing to make it a little darker than the donut.) I made the sprinkles by first rolling out TINY snakes of clay and baking them. You will need a lot of sprinkles to make it look so yummy! After the 'snakes' have cooled, I cut them into little pieces with my blade and 'sprinkled' them onto the donuts before I cooked it.
Friday, September 19, 2008
And I haven't forgotten about Cora's house......I'm just taking a break. I could blame it on the carpenter....he still hasn't put in the crown molding~ I'll have to try and sweet talk him again this weekend!
I've never understood how cats can sleep anywhere!! As you can see, Otis fell asleep chewing on a chair leg.......good thing I have to replace those legs, or Otis would add his own aging technique~ bite marks!!
Oh! You noticed the mess?? That the corner of my craft table...can't show you the whole thing~ or I'd be getting sued for giving one of ya'll a heart attack! Yeah! It's that bad!! LOL.....maybe I'll clean today? Maybe?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
And yes......I made bowls! Lots of bowls....It's amazing what you can do when you actually turn off the computer!! Hehe! Way too much eye-candy for one person!!
This last picture is of the baked bowls. As you can see they came out a little dark. But, honestly, it just enhances the color in Frankenstein!
Monday, September 15, 2008
This next picture is of a Praying Mantis that lives in our yard....poor fella has a drop of water on his head, he got caught under the bushes while we were watering the flowers.....
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
You can see the drawing I started with on the right. I did several sketches before I came up with something I liked. The actual house is a really dark brown, with black outlines. I hope it comes out the way I'm envisioning it!! We shall see.......
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I tried to make a pumpkin cane....my only excuse is that it has been awhile since I made a cane, so they will get better! My son picked a bowl up off the table, and asked if I had made another mushroom one, and I replied with "It's suppose to be a pumpkin..." Either it was what I said, or the way I said it, but I haven't seen him laugh that hard in a long time!!! I didn't think they were that bad! LOL.........oh well....back to the drawing board.
See...it kinda looks like a pumpkin?? Right??
At least they're black and orange, right Chris.....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
These are the 'vessels' (haha) I made on Saturday. Yeah, I know there getting too big for miniatures......unless you want to use them for planters.....now that would be neat!Here's an over shot of the 'collection' I'm working on.....Did I tell you that when I finally find something that I really like to make, I go a little over board with it........Hahahaa.....And these are the ones that I made on Sunday, here I'm starting to mix blends....see the one in the back left, I used 3 different kinds of scraps for this. And do you see the dark one right underneath of that..........that's one that I made using the scraps from the first picture.This next one turning out neat. I decided to try and put a slice of the cane I used in the middle of the bowl. Can you see the rose?
and Poor Otis was so bored watching me make all those bowls, that he fell asleep in my shoe~
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
And then there's Jr Drew....or JD. I call him DD (short for Dirty D~ he always comes comes covered in dirt and cobwebs!!) I got him when he was a little thing and realized he had a white heart on his belly.
This cat has the key to my heart! He's our protector, better than any watch dog.....he even has been known to smack around the neighbor's dog! He's very timid with people, but will stand his ground to any critter that dares enter the yard. Last weekend he caught a snake...and then not a minute later, he had him a cicada, buzzing under his paw? Crazy kitty!! Oh, and my Man loves some catnip! This picture was taken right before he rolled off the counter! Bah hahahaOk, now I feel a little better........what kind of Mom only talks about 1 child??? Would you believe that I have just as many pictures of these cats as I do my kids?? That's terrible! But, I promise not to do that to you, I know your here for the art! So, please excuse my Motherly instincts, I won't torment you with any more cat pictures!
Well........maybe.....how about some art with cats? I found this and it's too funny not to share. I edited a trading card with pictures of my Fantastic Four! From left to right is Otis, Pocus, JD and Lucifer (Otis's Daddy..........which is another story for another day)