Friday, September 20, 2013

Hello everyone!

Here is a picture of my spaghetti on a polymer clay plate......

I made the plate by rolling white clay out thin; dust your work surface with cornstarch and place clay over that. Then lay a piece of plastic/saran wrap over it and cut it out with a round cutter. Doing it this way gives a nice rounded edge for the underside of the plate. Turn the plate over carefully to avoid mis-shaping the round. Dust off some of the corn starch with a soft brush and press the center to indent slightly. Use even pressure and it will make the edge of the plate raise up a little. Bake according to the clay package directions. After it is cool I glaze with Gallery Glass in my selected color adding dots around the edge with a contrasting color. LET DRY VERY WELL. I sealed this one with the old formula FIMO glaze. Experiment with other finishes to see which one you like. Some can be sticky, though. After it is dry, I glue on my pre baked foods..........

I make the noodles by extruding out a teeny snake about 3 or 4 inches long and curl and twist it together with a couple of toothpicks. Do this on a piece of foil with a bit of tacky glue underneath the noodles to keep them from sliding around while you're working.
The sauce on the spaghetti is made of liquid Sculpey mixed with a touch of red clay, a little teeny bit of chocolate brown and a speck of black. It definitely helps to have a portion of the real food in front of you. Mix all of this together and add a bit of craft sand in a tan color to add texture. Pile it on top of your noodles. Add a green clay basil leaf for garnish and shavings of parmesan cheese made from the noodle color clay. Bake, glue onto the plate and add a touch of gloss glaze to the sauce.

Hope I will be able to post again soon.....I have another project in the planning stage and am still working on my flower shop. So much to do, so little free time!

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hey, ya'll......
It's been a while since my last post; been busy with real life and work but finally had a few minutes to sit down and write a tutorial.
Everything is okay with us, I just pray that it stays that way!
Louie is doing good, that's the main thing.
Here is the tutorial; I also use this method, up to the coiling, to make plates of spaghetti, too. Just twist the snake into a pile and top with sauce. Will get a few pics of my spaghetti and post that soon.
Hope you enjoy!