May 14, 2015

TORTILLA

 


In this tutorial I'm showing you how to make polymer clay tortilla and what are the results of late night editing aka "dotting school".....hehe.You can easily transform it into a jewelry charm or fridge magnet.Without further ado...hey ho, let's go!

Materials:
- polymer clay in beige,white,red,green,yellow
- soft pastels
- aluminium foil
- epoxy glue
- dotting tool
- razor
- acrylic roller








Start with beige clay.Create a ball, 
then roll it out using acrylic roller.






You should get thin, round tortilla.









Texture it using a piece of aluminium foil.Alternatively you can use toothbrush or piece of sandpaper.
Shade using soft pastels and tiny brush.I used two shades - ochre & dark brown.I created bigger dots using ochre and then add dark brown to make those "burns" look slightly more realistic.


Again take a piece of aluminium foil and shape your tortilla on that base.Aluminium core won't let your tortilla to deform during baking.
Bake the tortilla according to your polymer clay brand recommendation.
After baking simply remove aluminium base and let the tortilla to cool down completely.







In the meantime create a tear shape from mix of white and beige clay.You want the color to be slightly brighter than one used for tortilla.Texture it using dotting TOOL ;)















Shade using soft pastels.









Slice the chicken fillet using razor.









Finally add more texture using dotting tool.



To create bell pepper slices roll out piece of red clay.
Using X-acto knife cut out desired shapes.


I decided to make red and yellow slices to make whole creation colorful.
Prepare green clay.


Again use dotting tool to create green leaf lettuce.



Place a piece of scrap clay in the tortilla.It will help to attach lettuce pieces.








Start adding lettuce.
Then attach chicken pieces...
...pepper slices
and onion slices.


Finally shape a cone from piece of alluminium foil and secure it using epoxy glue.







Ready!







May 10, 2015

BRUSCHETTA

 






If you follow me on my YouTube channel for quite a bit,you may recognise that I am big Italian cuisine lover.In my previous polymer clay tutorials I showed you how to make spaghetti,pana cotta,caprese salad and salami.This time I've  decided to create miniature bruschetta - a very tasty starter dish which in the basic form constists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic.
There are many variations that includes different toppings but I've created my favourite - pomodoro (tomato,basil,garlic,onion,mozzarella).

To make things more interesting I've also decided to show you a "baking soda" trick.It allows you to create bread/cake texture without hours spend on needle texturing.It requires a lot of trials and testing on the proportion front, but it's worth the effort as the results are incredibly realistic.

Have fun baking your miniature breads!

Love,A.

Materials:
- red,translucent red,white,beige,green,translucent polymer clay
- acrylic paints
- baby powder
- baking soda
- FIMO liquid
- miniature chopping board -> click here to watch chopping board tutorial
- epoxy glue

May 9, 2015

POLYMER CLAY TULIPS - Mother's Day Project








Spring has finally arrived and I decided to create something not food related to celebrate this beautiful weather and oncoming Mother's Day.Tulips right after lily of the valley are my most  favourite flowers.My mom also loves them lots hence this year she's going to receive not only a colorful bouquet but mini - unscented version from polymer clay, which I'm going to transform into a brooch.

I wish all Moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you're going to like this tutorial :)

Love,A.

March 12, 2015

PUMPKIN CAKE ROLL





In this tutorial I'm showing you how to make pumpkin cake roll with tiny pumpkins.It might be easily transformed into nice brooch simply by attaching safety brooch pin.

For this project you'll need:
- white,brown,orange polymer clay
- miniature chopping board
- baby powder
- gloss varnish
- epoxy glue

March 11, 2015

KAWAII WATERMELON




In this tutorial I'm showing how to make polymer clay kawaii watermelon.I'm trying to keep my "kawaii" tutorials as simple and quick as possible.That's why I decided not to use classic Skinner blend technique (which might be difficult for beginners - especially if those, who don't own pasta machine) hence color gradiation here is less smooth but hopefully good enough :) Instead of Skinner blend I decided to use rubbing alcohol and baby powder.I really hope you're going to like this quick&easy charm idea!

For this project you'll need:
- red,white,green polymer clay
- rubbing alcohol
- baby powder
- acrylic paints
- gloss varnish

Love,A.



March 10, 2015

PANNA COTTA








Panna Cotta is famous and delicious Italian dessert.In this tutorial I'm showing how to create miniature polymer clay version of it.

For this project you'll going to need:

- white,beige,black,blue,red & green polymer clay
- epoxy/resin
- red food coloring
- baby powder
- gloss varnish
- round cookie cutter

Have fun crafting & make sure to share pictures of your creations with me using #thischarmingstuff on Instagram.