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Sculpey Donuts

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I finally made my very first polymer clay creations and I’m pleased to announce that nothing went wrong in the process. I thought I would share with you my step by step account of how I made my cute mini donuts.

Step 1

I used the Ecru coloured ‘Premo Sculpy’ and a very small amount of ‘Raw Siena Premo Sculpey’ and blended it together to make the original colour a little darker. I rolled it into a ball and flattened it a little making sure the edges were rounded and smooth. To make the hole in the middle, I used the end of a paint brush. You can make your donuts as big or as small as you want.

Step 2

Smooth off any rough bits ready to place the icing on.

Step 3

Choose the colour of your icing. I used Green Translucent Premo Sculpey on 3 of them (it looks blue here though).  I also used Candy Pink Sculpey III mixed with a little White to take away the harsh brightness of it on the other 3. measure the icing against your donut then flatten it with your fingers until quite thin. Place the icing over the donut gently pressing it all down evenly being careful not to miss-shapen the whole thing. get the end of the paintbrush again and push it through, making a hole in the icing. It should then look like this:

Step 4

To make the little hundreds and thousands I used the Raw Siena and Green translucent on the pink icing and Raw Siena and Candy pink on the green icing. I broke off a small piece of each sculpey and rolled them into very thin pieces, I used the scalpel to cut tiny pieces and slightly rolling them into the right shape. I placed them onto the donut and pressing them firmly with the side of the scalpel.

Your finished product should look something like this:

Hopefully all that made sense to you. I had so much fun creating these and I will be adding them to a bigger creation which I still need to buy the resources for. Now I look forward to making something else with the Sculpey… but what? ūüôā

 

 

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A Random Collection of Photo’s From ToyCon UK Part 2

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I didn’t realise exactly how many photo’s I took at ToyCon but it turned out to be a hell of a lot so I’m posting them in more than one installment. Hope you enjoy.

Monsters and Mecha

Monsters and Mecha

giant custom embryos

giant custom embryos

giant custom embryo

Hey Cavey

Hey Cavey

Plush

Stitches and Glue at ToyCon UK

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I literally fell in love with Bubu – the famous performing monkey at ToyCon UK… no, not a real monkey but one of ‘stitches and Glue’s’¬†wonderfully unusual creations which was made exclusively for the event. Those googly eyes staring up at me were just too hard to resist but resist I did, for Bubu was a whopping ¬£375.00 and that was beyond what I could afford. Still, probably not a bad price for a limited edition original. They have only made 6 which makes him extra special.

Bubu

The Stitches and Glue team had a number of items on display including an impressive giant Puppet called Rube.

Rube head shot

Rube

Another ToyCon exclusive was Ren – a custom QiQi

Ren

The last ‘Stitches and Glue’ photo I have is of the rather amusing Joey – a giant embryo custom.

Joey

Haus of Boz at ToyCon UK

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‘Haus of Boz’¬†by Laura Copeland must have been my favourite stall at ‘ToyCon UK’ 2013. Her designs are detailed and intricate and her creations are imaginative and colourful. Unfortunately I had already spent most of my money before I reached her stall but I made a mental note for later on to visit and admire her website. But I did take away with me some fantastic photo’s of her work that was on sale.

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Haus of Boz

Getting to Know Prose

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After staring at a blank piece of paper for hours on end I finally produced ‘Defeated’. It didn’t come easy as I’m still trying to adapt to the style of prose but I was so much happier with the finished product in comparison to ‘Don’t Judge Me’. I think it flows with ease and captures the imagination leaving people to think about what happened to make her feel the way she feels. I have recently found inspiration in the poetry blogs of others who have made me understand prose a little better.

One of my first prose attempts ¬†entitled ‘Garden of Decay’ now features in the February 2013 issue of the online magazine ‘Full of Crow’ which you can view HERE. Looking back on it, I don’t think I did it enough justice but it was a big confidence boost to have it accepted. It has led me to believe in myself a little more and have some faith in my creations.

I have been meaning to edit my ‘ABOUT’ page for quite a while now so that’s what I’m going to do by the end of today. I first wrote this page when I started my blog over a year ago, so it’s looking a little dated and not very insightful. Apart from that I shall be reading more poetry blogs and thinking about my next poem.