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I'm sorry that I've neglected this blog - but since Halloween is up, why not come back out of my hobbit hole now? Don't worry, I'll try to be here as much as possible now. You can enlarge this or free-draw this to make a much bigger Gir plushie (just remove the long strip of fabric). Comment on this if you have any questions or comments.
|Felt is the best material.|
Friday, August 12, 2011
Cold Porcelain Recipe:
1/3 Cup Elmer's School Glue (About 1 medium-bottle)
2/3 + 1 tbl Glutinous Rice Flour/Starch
1/3 tbl Witch Hazel (or Lemon Juice)
2/3 tbl Vaseline (or something similar)
1/3 tbl Cold White Lotion (It has to moisturize well)
First, put your vaseline in a bowl in the microwave and put your glue in a pot with the rice flour and hazel. Cook and stir this on medium-heat until it becomes a rough ball. Turn that down to low as you melt the vaseline on high for about thirty seconds. Carefully pour it over the ball and stir it in (make sure to be careful and wear an oven mitt). Then, dump it all onto a plate and knead it while it is still warm. Keep the lotion next to you and every few folds you can add a dab of it. Once it becomes nice, soft and pliable I would suggest wrapping it up in plastic wrap. Keep it in a cool (not cold) place until you're ready to do something with it. I was ready to do something with it immediately and used some old makeup and made marshmallows, gumdrops, cakes and taffy. I would suggest placing it on a pan covered in parchment paper and baking it at 250 degrees for 30+ minutes. I glazed it beforehand and waited until they were nice and hard.
Easy Polymer/Clay Glaze Recipe:
1 tbl Elmer's Glue (any type)
Enough water to thin it out to your liking
If the glaze is thick it may turn into a thick film. You can apply it before or after baking so get going!
More like sweet bows. The majority of the bow is made from an old business shirt that I no longer wear and the middle is made from an old Miley Maxx (?) shirt that I outgrew so long ago. The reason they look kind of off and dry was because I made salt-clay for them the first time. I wouldn't suggest that - instead I would suggest a nice cold porcelain clay if you don't want to buy it. Add lots of glitter and glue and there you are - don't worry, tutorials galore will soon fill this blog.
|Symbol for sleep, the little Totoros, a sootsprite and a sleeping catbus|
A double-sided pillow that I made for my mom's birthday. It's super-stuffed with recycled-polyester and made from an old organic t-shirt that I didn't like anymore. The felt is made out of more recycled-polyester fibers and the whole thing is hand-stitched. When I showed it to her she absolutely loved it! I hope that you do too. I won't keep you out of the fun either - pretty soon I'll start making tutorials so that you can make stuff like these and more.