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Chocolate Chip Cookie Polymer Clay Tutorial

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Today, I’m going to show you a super quick tutorial for this chocolate chip cookie:
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These could make adorable last minute gift ideas. They are super quick and easy to make, and using the basic idea, you can customize it anyway you seem fit (i.e making it into an M&M cookie, leaving out the chocolate chips and making it a sugar cookie, changing the color, whatever you wish).

Chocolate Chip Cookie:
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What you will need:
Tan Clay (Mine is Sculpy Brand, bought at Michael’s)
Brown Clay (Sculpy, bought at Michael’s)
Chalk Pastels in the colors pictured above (I bought mine on E-Bay)
A tooth brush or bottle brush like the one pictured for texture (I bought my tool at Michael’s)
Eye Pin (also bought at Michael’s)
Soft Bristle Paint Brush (bought at Wal-Mart)
Blade (I am using an X-acto I bought at Michael’s)
Parchment Paper (bought at Wal-Mart) (not pictured)
Cookie Sheet (not pictured)
Oven (not pictured)
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1. Start by rolling your brown clay into a long, skinny snake. Bake for 3-5 minutes at 275 degrees on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
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2. Once the brown log, snake piece has cooled, begin cutting small pieces off. This will serve as your chocolate chunks.
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3. Next, using a piece of tan clay the size you will want your finished cookie to be, condition and start including your chocolate pieces. You are going to smash and pull the clay. Make sure that you can see a good amount of chocolate pieces when you are done.
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4. Now, use your brush to add a bit of texture.
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5. Use your blade to scrape off some of your chalk pastels. Mix the colors a bit and brush them on where a cookie would normally begin to brown.
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6. Add your eye pin (this might be a little tricky since you now have to work around hardened clay pieces), and bake at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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And there you have it!

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The Snow Globe (Polymer Clay) Sugar Cookie

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Finally, I have finished this time consuming little charm. It took longer than I had hoped because I ended up having to use this acrylic ‘water’ for fake flower arrangements that…unfortunately, takes 2 days to set. Well, now that it is all done, I love it. ❤ It’s even scented.

If you want to find the tutorial I followed to make my cookie, you can visit this blog: http://myrandas-sweet-treats.blogspot.com/2013/10/christmas-cookie-gifts-3d-snowglobe.html

The instructions are for an actual cookie, but the basics are pretty much the same (it’s easier to make a fake cookie if you ask me).

Like I mentioned at the beginning, for the clear ‘glass’ part I used an acrylic ‘water’ for flake floral arrangements. I recommend resin however.

The inside I used micro-beads in silver, white glitter dust, and some blue glitter. I decorated it with the fake icing, which you can find the tutorial for that here on my blog.

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The biggest issue I had, minus that dang acrylic water, was that the glitter…sticks…to the…acrylic water. Huh, I guess all my issues really stemmed from it.

Well, that’s it for today. What do you think?

Sugar Cookies

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Alright, if we are talking about making real, edible sugar cookies, I just can NOT do it. Sugar cookies are the one cookie I am completely incapable of making. No matter the recipe, no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get them right. The dough always, always, ALWAYS turns into a far too sticky mess (even after hours in the fridge) that I end up trying to remedy by adding extra flour…and then they just taste like flour. Bleck. I’ll leave those to the more talented people in my life.

Now, polymer clay sugar cookies? I can do that! Not as amazing as others out there, but I do like making them. Today, after thinking about it a bit, I decided to mix up some clay to get the fluffier looking sugar cookies I have always wished I could make. And you know something? I think I got it. I ended up making a charm perfect for a necklace, and will probably end up making a bunch more.

Also on that note, with Christmas approaching rather quickly, I was thinking about hosting a giveaway. I’m planning on a couple winners receiving a couple of cute sugar cookie charms to keep, or to give as gifts for the holidays.

I would suppose it would depend completely on the level of interest. What do you think?

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Edit:

Instead of making a whole new post for these, I decided to just add them to this post. The ‘sugar cookies’ I finished off tonight:
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The snow globe one is sort of the clay 2-D version of this amazing sugar cookie from a blog called Myranda’s Sweet Treats: http://myrandas-sweet-treats.blogspot.com/2013/10/christmas-cookie-gifts-3d-snowglobe.html
How amazing is that?! I can’t even make a regular sugar cookie, and this talented person is able to make one that looks like an actual snow globe? *face desk* I’ll stick with clay, most certainly.

I am going to TRY to recreate her sugar cookie completely in clay, but thought this would be a simplified version to finish off tonight. I’ll tackle the more difficult (and smaller version) tomorrow or so.

Well, ignore my rambling, I’m just feeling tired. Have a great night everyone!

Edit EDIT:

So, after browsing around on the webs for other polymer clay snow globe cookies, I found this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetcherrydesigns/6427293961/

Obviously they created the original, though I do swear I unwittingly copied them. *face desk* Well, I hope they don’t mind too much, I don’t plan on selling it anyhow. They have an Etsy shop, if you care to purchase one of these for yourself. Their work is gorgeous. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetCherryShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Now excuse me while I slunk off into a deep hole and scold myself for not researching BEFORE basically stealing someone’s beautiful work. ;_;