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Fun Tip Friday #28 by SmallCreationsByMel Fun Tip Friday #28 by SmallCreationsByMel
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Here's the finished product:
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:iconclaymasey98:
claymasey98 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
arg i try this every day and it never comes out right :/
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
awww. Hmm I pressed the thin piece of green clay onto the surface pretty hard and then i also texture it kinda hard with the foil, then scrape it off wit hthe knife. Don't care too much about how each piece looks cause it's random. Just make different sizes. Also, make sure the clay is THIN. I hope it helps >.< good luck!!
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Jany1982 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I love your tips! For a bloody beginner like me they're invaluable <3 (Although my stuff is a much larger scale, I make props for BJDs and they're more like 1/3 than 1/12. Oh well, beginner friendly, huh?)
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Yup! All my tutorials should work for any size =]. Making props for BJD's is so cool!
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twilight377 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is great! Thank you.
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
you're welcome! Glad you like it! =]
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:icon10stanford:
10stanford Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of clay do you use? I've tried the whole mini cakes and stuff but the clay i had was so hard to work! It would take me forever just to roll it out flat. I used Fimo clay stuff is horrible
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Your clay might have dried out. I use polymer clay and fimo is one of the brands I use. I also use Premo.
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:icon10stanford:
10stanford Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not dried out. It's like that when I get it out and its so hard to make it manage-able. The only thing i could really make was a cake
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
aww weird =\. I hope you find clay that's easier to use!
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:icon10stanford:
10stanford Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I just looked at the clay i used. Had it all packed away it was called Kato polyclay! Sooo I'm going to look into trying Fimo and the Premo
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
ohhh I see. Maybe that explains why the consistency is different =]. I hope you find some of that clay! :D
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:icon10stanford:
10stanford Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did and I made a black forest cake today. I was doing the happy dance the whole time! Tomorrow I plan on attempting your koi pond video!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
OOOH I'm so happy you liked it! Good luck! I wanna see your finished piece! :D
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chat-noir Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thank you! :D
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:iconiodine-cracker:
iodine-cracker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
awesome tutorial!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
thanks!
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DarkAnimeAddiction Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love seeing your work. Tis most amazing.
I keep meaning to try clay one day. One day...
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thanks! you should! it's fun! :D
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:icondarkanimeaddiction:
DarkAnimeAddiction Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll get around to it.
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:iconaia-san:
aia-san Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   General Artist
<3 this!
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thank you!
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:iconserbeena:
Serbeena Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, that looks so cool! :D
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Thanks! :D
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:iconsentingbe:
sentingbe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
FINALLY!) It's been 2 weeks I make over $80 a day. I'm working with rungov.com
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:iconstardust-art:
stardust-art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   General Artist
Amazing!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
thank you! :D
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:iconliedxxx:
liedxxx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU ARE AMAZING I HOPE YOU FIND $100 ON THE GROUND <333333
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
lol welcome!
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Slytherindoggie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm , very interesting! cool!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
thanks!
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Slytherindoggie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Summersethomes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it looks great :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
thanks!
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tip, but don't think I'll ever use it.
I'm a fan of your work and It's interesting to see how you make these minnies.
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
haha you should try clay! it's fun! & thank you for liking my works =] it means a lot to me :heart:
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:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, but sorry to say I won't be doing mini work/sculpting any time soon.
I'm sure it lots of fun, but I'd rather be a viewer then an actual participant.
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
That lettuce looks yummy! :)

As an aside, I think adding a slightly lighter (white/yellow) and smaller leaves for the inner hearts would help add realism to these types of salads. Diluted paints can also help a bit with the outter-most leaves, but more the edging than the inner lines.

Might I ask, do you bake your lettuce before you add it to your dishes? I'd assume so, with a bit of glue to hold everything in. I wonder if a more bendy type of polymer would work for something like this - to give the lettuce (leaves, petals, etc) less rigidness when it's piled up. Or maybe it'd break too easily. Hmm.
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, when I make the salad, I usually use a few types of greens so that there's a wider range of color in the salad. I actually don't bake first, I put it all onto the plate and then bake (so that it sticks better cause I blend in some of the edges so it will stick naturally without glue. If some come loose, then I glue those down with like a TEENY amount of super glue XD.

I actually liked the crispness of the salad look cause it looks fresher. I tried softer clay and it came out look very limp and not fresh =\ and no dimension XD. I might just not be skilled enough though...=\...I still have plenty to learn!
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Ooh. You bake the plate as well? I should show you mine, they look like...well burned plates. And that's before adding food. :XD:

I think crispy is good, I'd eat that over limp! It just looks like it's defying gravity a bit. Though, it does appear you're puzzle-piecing them to keep the fluffiness down. Kudos to your patience level.

Shame the softer stuff turns out limp. I don't recall ever blending mine with normal polymer clay so not sure if it'd blend well or do much anyways. Hmm. I have some spares from a fail project - I think I might test some of it out with my current clay project this month. I'll keep ya updated. :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Yup I bake the plate too =]. Since I bake at such a low temperature, it does nothing to the plate.

Ah I will have to piece it together better next time then so it doesn't look like it's floating =]. Thank you so much for your feedback, it is always great to learn from other artists so I can do better :D.

You will definitely have to let me know :D I love learning from other's experiences =]
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Hmm.

I'm starting to suspect my oven is not as accurate as it used to be. It's rather old and second hand. I once had a thermometer for it, me thinks I'll have to find it again.

How long do you bake the tiniest plates for? I wonder if 6 mins is too much. Maybe I should be looking for a tiny oven to get more baking control. I could use the big one for huge projects, small for accessories; claws, eyes, items, etc. :ohmygod:<-- my realization that I'm a noob.

I'm glad to help out, and I appreciate you're willing to take the time to chat with me. I agree it's great learning from others experiences. :hug:
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I had my plates in there for 30 mins at 275F and it was fine =]. I've only burnt one piece before and it was a 3 layer cake...I think I forgot about it and left it in the oven for over an hour...it was definitely burnt lol
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:iconebonsong:
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
30 minutes?! Mine easily go brown before the 10 minute mark, even at a (supposedly!) 250F/120C. They'd smoke at 20! I'm going to have to give this more thought and experiment. You've really got my gears turning here.

Your burned cake story had me nodding, smiling and frowning. I greatly dislike when that happens, and it happens a lot with me. It's why I make dozens at a time [just in case] but the time/temp never seems to matter. Just if I can eyeball it fast enough! :tears:

Ah well, onward with the experiments!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
wow...your oven must be hotter than usual! Super baking power! LOL
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kayanah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice tip! :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you!
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kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tht is so coool XD
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